Fairfield University mourns death of faculty member

Dr. Gisela Gil-Egui, who worked at Fairfield University for 12 years as an associate communications professor, was killed in a car accident in Miami on Wednesday.

Dr. Gisela Gil-Egui, who worked at Fairfield University for 12 years as an associate communications professor, was killed in a car accident in Miami on Wednesday. (1/1/16)

FAIRFIELD - Faculty at Fairfield University are mourning the loss of one of their colleagues.

Dr. Gisela Gil-Egui, who worked at Fairfield University for 12 years as an associate communications professor, was killed in a car accident in Miami on Wednesday.

Co-workers say it's still hard to face the fact that she's gone.

"People are heartbroken. They're devastated. Very stunned," said Melissa Quan, a friend and colleague of Gil-Egui.

Gil-Egui and her husband, Jose Labrador, were picked up from the airport by her mother and brother. That's when a wrong-way driver hit the family head-on, killing all four of them.

Quan says a memorial service will be held on the Fairfield University campus later this month to remember Gil-Egui.

 

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