In Loving Memory of Kelly Elizabeth Connolly

August 15, 1974
Arlington, MA
February 18, 2019
Washington, DC
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


First Presbyterian Church of Fairfield

Memorial Service Celebrating Kelly's Life

2475 Easton Turnpike,
CT 06825

Saturday, June 29, 2019 11:00 a.m.


Family Gathering


YMCA Camp Hi-Rock

162 East Street,
Mount Washington,
MA 01258 (

Conway Area Humane Society

P.O. Box 260,
NH 03818 (

Kelly Elizabeth Connolly

CONNOLLY Kelly Elizabeth Connolly, age 44, beloved daughter of R. Kenneth Connolly of Easton, passed away from complications of pneumonia on February 18, 2019 at George Washington University Hospital. Born on August 15, 1974, in Arlington, MA, and spending her formative years in Fairfield/Easton, Kelly was a resident of Washington D.C. She graduated from Joel Barlow High School, Redding, top ten in her class and a member of the National Honor Society. She received her B.A. from Colgate University where she was peer-selected to join the 26-member Konosioni Senior Honor Society, Masters from Tufts University, and J.D. from Vermont Law School. Kelly practiced law, specializing in FOIA (Freedom of Information Act). Kelly volunteered her time as a member of the Junior League and was an avid supporter of ‘her’ Camp Hi-Rock. She was also an advocate for animal rights. She loved her cats and was always happy to hear of another ‘rescued’ animal finding a home. Kelly enjoyed reading and kayaking, and was able to relish both in the fresh mountain air at her favorite little lake in New Hampshire. Most especially, she loved her family. Family time at the lake, home, Florida, Hamilton, Hi-Rock, Denver, Harts, Jolly Acres, Harris Hill, West Virginia, PB and other venues were certainly made special by “Auntie Kelly’s” infectious laughter and spirit. In addition to her father, survivors include brothers Christopher K. Connolly (Elizabeth) of Easton, and R. Kevin Connolly (Ashley) of Denver, CO; cherished niece Shannon K. Connolly, nephews Sean K. Connolly and F. Kane Connolly. She was predeceased by her mother, Sandra Seem Connolly, and a sister, Kristin Michelle Connolly. A memorial service will be held Saturday June 29, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Fairfield, Connecticut with Pastor Thomas Groome officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to YMCA Camp Hi-Rock, 162 East Street, Mount Washington, MA 01258 (, where Kelly was a camper/counselor/proud alumni or Conway Area Humane Society, P.O. Box 260, Conway, NH 03818 (, where Kelly volunteered. For information please visit www.SpearFuneral Home.

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  1. Ken, Christopher (Beth) and Kevin (Ashley), Tom and I still cannot believe that our beloved and beautiful Kelly is no longer with us. She was such a wonderful and caring young woman. We shared many special talks and laughs together here at home and at our cottage on Seneca Lake. It gives us great peace to know that she is now with Sandy and Kristin and forever being held in the loving arms of our lord. With much love to you all, Pat and Tom

  2. Kelly will always be missed and times spent with her in Denver cherished. Kelly would light up the room with her beautiful bright eyes and big smile..we had a lot of good laughs and she was so easy to love. Rest In Peace pretty lady..I will miss you so much.:

  3. This is so surreal. I still cannot believe it. I will miss our roast beef sandwich lunches Kelly. You were a great friend. Rest In Peace!!!

  4. Please know that we are thinking of you all during this difficult time. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

  5. You have my deepest sympathy at the very sad news of Kelly’s passing. As a friend of Marty’s for more than 30 years, I have followed Kelly’s significant life and milestones. You all must be so proud of what she accomplished. May you experience the peace of God which passes all understanding as you celebrated her gifted life.
    Love and prayers to you all.

  6. Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of Kelly. During this difficult time I hope that knowing you’re in the thoughts of many will be of comfort. (Revelation 21:3,4)

  7. So sorry to learn of dear Kelly’s death. She was my lovely companion every year at Thanksgiving with the Bangharts. A cherished memory. My heartfelt condolences to you all.

  8. I am very sorry for your loss. when your loss is so fresh, it may be difficult for you to imagine that this pain will ever go away. But in time the blessing of God’s unfailing love will soften the hurt you’re feeling and bring your heart the peace, comfort and hope that it needs to heal. How? Revelation 21:4 tells us that soon everything that causes us pain, including death, will be gone forever. We also have the hope of our loved ones being resurrected here on a paradise earth, as Acts 24:15, Luke 23:43  tells us. I do hope you find comfort.
    Though I did not know your Kelly , she sound like a beautiful person. I am touched by your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. (

  9. To Chris and to all of Kelly’s Family,

    We want to extend our deepest condolences and sympathies. There are no words to express the pain and loss you all must feel…and there are never reasons we can offer to explain why sometimes those who burn brightest are taken too early. Please know all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jason, Vanessa, and Alex Darmofal

  10. We will always remember with love our beautiful little godchild in her first Christmas red velvet dress. We pray that she can rest in peace with her beloved mother and sister.
    Love, Uncle Mike and Aunt Jan