Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home

2900 Summer Street, Stamford, CT


Micheline M. Shola

August 22, 1958March 22, 2020

Micheline Shola of Stamford, CT passed away on March 22, 2020, from complications associated with cancer. She was 61 years old. Formerly from Stratford, CT she was predeceased by her loving parents, Michael and Elizabeth Shola, and her beloved sister, Susan Shola.

Micheline demonstrated great courage and grace during her valiant three year battle with cancer. Her love of life and strong faith were inspirational.

Micheline graduated Laurelton Hall and went on to earn a BA degree in Economics from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. She had a successful long career working as an Executive Assistant to CEOs in the maritime shipping and perfume & fragrance industries. Most recently, Micheline was the Office Manager at AP Construction located in Stamford, CT.

She had a passion for travel, reading, art, ballet, theater and opera, and enjoyed cooking and entertaining friends in her home.

Her positive outlook was contagious and she will be remembered for her quick wit and sense of humor even during the most difficult of times.

Micheline is survived by her loving sister, Brenda Zebelman (Wesley), her nephew Michael Baldino, and two great nephews. Special thanks to cousin Lynn Shola for her tireless support and encouragement throughout Micheline’s illness.

A funeral service was held for her immediate family. Due to the Coronavirus, a memorial service will be celebrated in the future.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Church of the Archangels, 1527 Bedford St, Stamford, CT 06905.


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Barbara Shola

March 30, 2020

Brenda, just heard this devastating news. Mom and I send our love and healing prayers to you.
Love, Barbara and Lucy Shola

Ann Palancia

March 29, 2020

My deepest condolences to Micheline’s family. I have had the pleasure of knowing Micheline at work and we celebrated our August Birthdays together with Mary. I will miss her beautiful spirit and energy. I will never forget her great, friendly and outgoing personality. She was a beautiful person inside and out.

Gale Papageorge

March 28, 2020

Dear Brenda,

We love your family so much. I’ve lost two of my dear friends now, who were like sisters to me and two of the smartest and funniest women I’ve ever known. We shared great times and conversation for many years.

Memory Eternal!

All my love, and my sincerest sympathy.

Gale Bellas Papageorge

Jameela Androulidakis

March 26, 2020

Micheline may your memory be eternal. Your beautiful smile and friendship will be missed every time we gather in church especially at pascha and our bible class - your love of life and everything wondrous and your love of the faith in Jesus was and is still alive in our memories. It was my good fortune to meet you at church of arch angels so many years and was very blessed to share lots of time with you. You departed too soon. Thought we would grow old like the giagia in church and as our mothers. The hope is to be absent from earth is to be present with our lord. Rest well until our lord returns when all who slept in Christ would first rise at his coming. Farewell until we meet again.

Joel Dongallo

March 26, 2020

Condolence to the family. We will miss you Micheline. God Bless You.

Bob Scrofani

March 26, 2020

Good bye, Micheline, my dear friend. I love you.

Julia Ludlow-Ortner

March 26, 2020

I am so sorry for the loss of this wonderful person...we all benefited from that razor wit of hers! Working with her was a joy, My deepest condolences to all her family. Julia Ortner

Jason Blair

March 26, 2020

My condolences on your loss. Our thoughts an prayers are with your family at this time.

Margaret Goldbach

March 26, 2020

My sincere condolences to Brenda, Wes and the entire family of Micheline Shola. She was a beautiful person and loved by her family. In sympathy, and love, Margaret Goldbach

Peggy Delterzo

March 26, 2020

I am so very sorry for the loss of a great neighbor, friend & confident. I will miss our times meeting at your place for our chats & our glass of wine & your great cooking. You always made me laugh with your funny stories. Your strength during your battle with cancer never seized to amaze me. The positive attitude & laughter will always stay with me.. I will always think of you as I pass your doorway & reflect on our times together! I will miss you my friend! Rest In Peace.