Obituary: Colleen Nilan, 25, of Trumbull

Colleen Nilan
Colleen Nilan

Colleen Nilan, 25, of Trumbull, died Aug. 18.

Born in Bridgeport, she was the daughter of Margaret Everlith Nilan and the late Michael R. Nilan.

Colleen was a graduate of Trumbull High School class of 2009, and played on the Trumbull High Girls Soccer Team. She attended Paul Smith College for two years where she played soccer and recently came home to finish her degree at Southern Connecticut State University in the travel and leisure program. She was a manager, hostess and bartender at the Bear & Grill in Fairfield.

She was an avid New England Patriots fan and loved to fish.

Besides her mother, she is survived by sisters, Shannon Nilan of Brooklyn, N.Y., Meghan Doyle and her husband, Michael of Beacon, N.Y., Kelly Curry and her husband, Michael of Trumbull, brother, Michael P. Nilan of Saranac, N.Y., niece, Logan, nephew, Declan, grandparents, Robert and Joan Nilan, aunts and uncles, John and Michele Nilan, Gregory and Diana Nilan, Susan and Robert Sliwinski, and many cousins.

She also was predeceased by grandparents, George and Viola Everlith, and uncles, Terrence Nilan and George Everlith Jr.

Services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 11 a.m.,  in Saint Catherine of Siena Church, 220 Shelton Road, Trumbull. Burial will be private. Visiting hours are Wednesday, Aug. 24, 4-8 p.m., in the Redgate Hennessy Funeral Home, Main Street and Gorham Place, Trumbull.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Trumbull Animal Shelter, 324 Church Hill Road, Trumbull, CT 06611 or to the Prostate Cancer Foundation at