Patricia Josephine Kelly

March 19, 1930 ~ May 15, 2015

Patricia Josephine Kelly, age 85, of Norwalk CT, formerly of Milford CT, Westport CT and Chappaqua NY, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2015 with her children by her side at Norwalk Hospital.

Pat, the daughter of the late Patrick Joseph Kelly and Annie Leonard Kelly, was born on March 19, 1930. Pat was the sister to Nora Kelly Polinsky and the late James Kelly.

Pat grew up in the Bronx, New York, and graduated from Evander Childs High School. She went to Hunter College, where she received Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Pat also received a Masters Degree from Queens College. Pat had a fulfilling teaching career, which began at Murray Avenue School in Larchmont, New York and included teaching English at Gateway Community College in New Haven, Connecticut. She also was a highly successful account representative for The Guide in Westchester, NY.

Always a lover of the outdoors, Pat enjoyed playing tennis, gardening and traveling. She read poetry, spoke Spanish, and adored her family. Pat’s greatest contribution and the one she will be most remembered for, was her ability to light up a room with her smile and bring happiness to all that she met.

Pat is survived by her three children: Ed Nalbandian and wife Tracy of Weston, CT, Carolyn Johnson and husband Jonathan of Guilford, CT, and Jackie Kelly and husband R.J. of Wilton, CT. She was a devoted and loving “Gamma” to her seven grandchildren: Kellie Nalbandian, Eric Nalbandian, Jackson Kelly, James Johnson, Sean Johnson, Kira Johnson, and Erin Kelly.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Center for Child Development (, 925 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford, CT 06460.

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