A Fairfield woman who was discovered dead near the Saugatuck Reservoir earlier this week has been identified by authorities.
Eileen Conway, 63, was named as her on Friday.
Conway’s family released a statement in which they praised her for being a “selfless, loving, beautiful presence in our family and community.”
“A lifelong educator, passionate mother, and dedicated wife, she put the best interest of her friends and family ahead of her own, almost to a fault,” the statement said. “We are deeply shocked and saddened by her loss, but so passionately proud of her and her contributions to our family.”
“We will hold on to her love until the end,” the statement from the family continued. “We’re also so grateful for the outpouring of support from family, friends, and our local community. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.”
According to police, there is no suspicion of foul play in her death.
According to Weston police Chief Edwin Henion, the Saugatuck Reservoir shoreline had a corpse discovered on Tuesday. He said on Friday that a witness had signaled down a passing security guard from the Aquarion Water Company.
Police said Conway was declared deceased at the scene.
The extensive reservoir encircles what was once the town of Valley Forge and is located on the borders of Redding, Weston, and Easton.