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Giselle Hauser, 55

Giselle “Zellie” Marie McGuire Hauser of Fairfield, wife and best friend of Robbie Hauser, died Oct. 24 after a sudden and brief illness. She was 55.

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Giselle Hauser: Staples grad. Contributed photo

Born in Wilmington, Delaware on Nov. 27, 1963, the daughter of the late George and Dorothy McGuire, she was raised in Westport and lived in Fairfield.

She graduated from Staples High School, class of 1981. She attended UCONN, where she earned a BA in communication science with a minor in marketing, as well as an MA in marketing communications ABD.

She was a valued office manager for Mann & Company CPAs in Shelton.

Giselle was a breast cancer survivor who lived her life with tremendous strength, courage and passion in everything she did and with a fierce love for family and friends that she so treasured.

Always the first to offer help, her caring nature is why she had so many friends throughout her life. She was extremely proud of her Irish/Scottish Heritage.

The beaches of the Cape were her favorite place and she loved Halloween and dressing up. Above all, Giselle had an endearing smile, great sense of humor and loved to laugh.

As an avid Yankees and Steelers fan, she enjoyed spending time at the Seagrape and Tony D’s watching games and hosting football Sundays at home with her husband and friends.

Music, especially The Who, Steely Dan and Genesis and rocking out with them, was a huge part of her life. She played the flute, guitar and piano, sang in the Staples and St. Luke Choirs as was also in A Cappella during her freshman year at Skidmore College.

An incredible bocce player, Giselle was part of the Fairfield Bocce League for almost 25 years during which she was vice president, treasurer and organized epic banquets.

Survivors in addition to her husband of nine years include her three siblings, Mark McGuire and his wife Debbie of Sarasota, Florida, Megan McGuire of Boston, and Ann Wortman and her husband John of Groton, Massachusetts.. She will also be missed by her stepchildren, Matthew Hauser and his wife Vanessa of Houston, Molly Hauser of Shelton and Rory Hauser and his wife Lynn of Fairfield; her sisters-in-law, Mary Ellen McGuire, Nancy Hauser and Eileen Silos. Giselle is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Priscilla, Kelly and Patrick McGuire, Ainsley and Jack Wortman; her great niece and nephew, Alice and George Kunkel; and step grandchildren, William Hauser, Ryan and Avery Rose Hauser, many cousins and her precious cat, Molly McGuire.

She was predeceased by her brother, Matthew McGuire, her stepson Zachary Hauser and her brother-in-law, John Silos.

Friends may greet her family on Monday, Oct. 28 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road. Fairfield. Giselle’s life will be celebrated with a funeral service on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. directly at First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Road, Fairfield. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Giselle’s name to the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center, 111 Beach Road., 2nd Floor, Fairfield, CT 06824. To send her family a note of condolence, please visit http://www.shaughnesseybanks.com.

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