In Loving Memory of Molly Mellinger

August 28, 1987
Menlo Park, CA
November 05, 2020
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Private Services Tuesday, November 10, 2020


Family Gathering


Molly Susanne Mellinger

Molly Mellinger, of Fairfield Connecticut was born in Menlo Park, CA on August 28th, 1987. She graduated from Ottawa University with honors and was just weeks away from completing her Masters of Fine Arts in Poetry through Fairfield University. She was a published poet and received multiple scholastic accolades throughout her life. Those who knew Molly were continuously impressed with her brilliant turn of a phrase. Molly saw life through a unique lens and possessed the rare ability to show others her visions through her writing. Molly was thoughtful and organized, and had recently launched her own consulting business, Hera Creative Consulting. Molly was involved in animal rescue and devoted to helping the homeless. Her passion was helping others less fortunate and never missed an opportunity to assist those in need. Beloved daughter and sister, she is survived by parents Gloria and Craig Mellinger and siblings Maggie and Jeremy Mellinger (and her rescue dog Leo). A private service will be held on Tuesday November 10th at Spear-Miller Funeral Home 39 S. Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824.

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34 Guestbook Entries for Molly Susanne Mellinger

  1. My deepest sympathy on the tragic loss of your beloved daughter, sister, niece , friend. And to Leo, too. who will miss her very much.. My prayers and love to you all in this time of grieving. Molly will be missed greatly. God bless.

  2. Ample make this Bed —
    Make this Bed with Awe —
    In it wait till Judgment break
    Excellent and Fair.

    Be its Mattress straight —
    Be its Pillow round —
    Let no Sunrise’ yellow noise
    Interrupt this Ground —

    Your uncle and distant admirer of all things Excellent and Fair.

  3. My dear cousin Molly… I am devistated and shocked about this. Thoughts of you are flooding my head and heart. Your beauty and soul will be forever missed 🙁

  4. Please accept my condolences on her loss to you all. May she rest in peace and may her spirit guide you throughout your lives.

  5. I am so sorry to hear of your loss, my very deepest sympathy goes out to you and your entire family, may she rest in peace.

  6. My heart aches. Such a beautiful young woman with a huge heart and a smile to match. I am praying for your family and sending love. You will be missed sweet Molly. 🙏🏻 Gloria, please reach out to me. If there is anything I can do… I will always be here for you.

  7. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family, Gloria. Molly had so many talents and her generosity touched many lives. We were fortunate to have known her and will keep you in our prayers.

  8. Awwwww my heart is bursting with sorrow for my beautiful second cousin Molly. Craig and I are first cousins. Craig my prayers are for you during this painful time!

  9. Though I don’t not know you nor knew your beloved…we all have or will experience loss..

    “Gradually you will learn acquaintance 
    With the invisible form of your dear departed 
    And when the work of grief is done
    The wound of loss will heal
    And you will have learned 
    To wean your eyes
    From the gap in the air 
    And be able to enter the hearth
    In your soul where your loved one
    Has awaited your return
    All the time. ”

    excerpt from
    John O’Donohue 

    To Bless the Space Between Us

  10. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Molly sounds like a wonderful young lady. My thoughts & prayers are with you.

  11. My deep love and prayers to my brother Craig, Gloria, Maggie, and Jeremy for the loss of your beloved daughter and sister, Molly. She was my beautiful, talented niece who I shared a “birthday bond” with—Molly August 28 and me the 27th. I grieve with you today, my family. Blessings, Sarah

  12. The modest Rose puts for a thorn,
    The humble Sheep a threatening horn;
    While the Lilly white shall in Love delight,
    Nor a thorn, nor a threat, stain her beauty bright.
    – William Blake

    Molly’s poetry was beautiful—the outward reflection of her beautiful and tender heart. Those of us who had the privilege of being in a class with her will miss her deeply. May those who were closest to her and loved her most find peace and comfort in due time.

  13. My heart is heavy today. Molly was and incredible poet and I was honored to have had three classes with her. The often quiet, she let her written words speak volumes in her poems. May she be the poet for others surrounded by angels.
    Sincerely… Susan Davis

  14. Sweet, sweet Molly, of kind spirit and genuine heart, you are missed.

    My condolences and prayers are with the family.

  15. I had the pleasure of teaching Molly and enjoyed that experience very much. She was remarkable both as to her sensitivity and her feel for language. I count myself lucky to have met her. My heart goes out to her family.

  16. I knew Molly through the Fairfield MFA – her spirit and grace as a poet was evident to everyone who knew her. I am so deeply sorry for your loss.

  17. My condolences on the loss of Molly. She was an outstanding poet. I had the good fortune to be her classmate in two MFA workshops. Her poems are truly masterful, full of vivid detail and evocative images. She will be missed. With sympathy, Rob Piazza

  18. Dear Mellinger Family,

    I am so very sorry for your loss.

    Peace and love to you all.

    Peter Bayers
    Professor of English
    Fairfield University

  19. Molly and I became friends at Fairfield University. She had a resilient and bright spirit. She was outspoken, thoughtful, and was an extraordinary poet to learn from. I will miss her. To her family I send my condolences and a prayer of peace.

  20. I, too, have “lit a tall three-wicked candle and set it down beside your photograph” and keep the vigil forever.

  21. I breathed a sigh of relief this past spring/summer when Molly graciously and enthusiastically agreed to be my “writing buddy” when a family writing project was launched, designed to help fill our days and distract our troubled minds from the terrible time of the corona virus. The caring and non-judgmental encouragement Molly showed me as I struggled to put words on paper will be remembered and cherished by me always. I am forever grateful for the time we spent “chatting” through our emails.
    Holding you Molly, and your parents, and Maggie and Jeremy in my grieving heart…and in the Light.

  22. On November 4 our family welcomed a new baby girl and on November 5 we lost one. We just can’t ever take our loved ones for granted. Molly had so many years ahead of her and we would all have lived richer lives for having witnessed her growth. Our grief compounded by the unfairness of this loss.

  23. Thanks for being so kind to our shy Olivia when she entered Riverfield Elementary school as a first grader. You were her beloved book buddy and your kindness and love for animals made a lasting impression.

  24. Such a very sad loss for everyone who loved Molly and especially for you Craig, Maggie and Jeremy.
    My thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you. Molly was a special person in many ways. So talented, so giving of herself to others and to the pets she rescued. Its hard to believe she has departed this life but what she brought to it will never be forgotten.

  25. Sweet Molly! I am heartbroken to hear this news. I met Molly at my first MFA Residency on Enders Island in December of 2019. We often met on the path going to and from buildings as well as at lunch and dinner. We ALWAYS stopped and talked. She made me feel so welcome! I will miss her terribly going forward and will never forget her. XOXO, Molly.

  26. Dear Gloria, Craig, Maggie and Jeremy,
    Please accept my condolences on the loss of your darling Molly. She was a gentle sensitive person and I was privileged to know her from when she was a baby. May she rest in peace.