Audrey I. Maihock, age 91, a resident of Stamford for 51 years, died peacefully on August 20, 2016 in Stamford. Audrey was born on October 31, 1924 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  She was the daughter of the late Raymond Giese and Elizabeth (Harbinski) Giese. In high school, Audrey earned the D.A.R. good citizen award for leadership, an early sign of her future commitment to public service. She attended the University of Wisconsin from 1942–1944. Thereafter, she moved to Chicago where she held several secretarial positions and met her future husband. In 1948 she married Donald J. Maihock. They lived in the greater Chicago area and then moved to North Stamford in 1965.

In 1977 she was elected to the Stamford Board of Representatives, representing the 19th District. She held this seat for 18 years from 1977 to 1995, retiring at the age of 70.  Audrey worked tirelessly for her constituents and enjoyed her service to the community.  She was well liked by many of her fellow representatives and respected for her preparedness at board meetings and for her hard work. Determined to complete her college degree, she returned to school at the University of Connecticut branch in Stamford, focusing her studies on government and public administration. In 1985, at the age of 60, she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of General Studies.

Audrey held several positions as a legal secretary in the greater Stamford area, including the law firm of McAnerney & Millar in Darien. She also worked as a senior secretary/receptionist at Donnelley Marketing Inc. in Stamford. She received a Dun & Bradstreet Bronze Medallion award in recognition of her conscientious and diligent service to the Donnelley staff and customers.    

Audrey was an active member of St. Francis Episcopal Church in Stamford where she taught kindergarten Sunday school for many years and sang in the choir. She loved teaching children and treasured her years with her kindergarteners. Later, she became a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Darien, where she and Donald enjoyed singing in the choir. Audrey also enjoyed gardening and was an avid reader, spending countless enjoyable hours at the Stamford public libraries.

Audrey is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Maihock Beloff (son-in-law, Jim Beloff), of Clinton and Suzanne Maihock Stevens of Stamford, and her grandchildren, Margaret Anne Stevens and Peter Hayes Stevens, III. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Donald, and her son-in-law, Peter Hayes Stevens, Jr.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 1 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Chapel, 1864 Post Road in Darien, CT. In lieu of flowers, in light of her lifelong love of reading, memorial donations may be made to The Ferguson Library in Stamford.