Obituary: Kelly Eileen Teed
Published October 2019
October 1, 2019
August 29, 1965
Norwalk, CT, USA
On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, Kelly Teed, beloved daughter, sister, friend, and amazing soul passed away peacefully at the age of 54 after a courageous battle with ALS.
Kelly was born on August 29, 1965, in San Angelo, Texas, to Maggie (Frank) Teed and Peter Teed (deceased.) She is survived by her mother, Maggie Teed, her stepmother, Jeanne Teed, her siblings Scott, Rick, Geoff (Kiko), Shawn (Deirdre), Peter (Maura), Sheila, Katelyn Gillman (Eric), and Bobby (Jen), nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, and many others she had no biological relation to but nonetheless considered her family.
Kelly grew up in Harbor View and went to Norwalk public schools. She graduated from Brien McMahon High School in 1983. She began her career in retail banking before working in professional staffing and then real estate when she joined the family business. Even when busy, Kelly always made time in her life to volunteer in support of those less fortunate at The Open Door Shelter in Norwalk.
Kelly was an awesome athlete, her main sport was softball but Kelly was always up for football, frisbee, tennis, waterskiing and any other activity her brothers were doing. Later in life, Kelly returned to Harbor View because of her deep connection to and appreciation for the water. Kelly loved celebrations (the bigger the better) and enjoyed hosting “High Tide” happy hours at 7 Longshore. Nor’easters and thunderstorms with lots of lightning were also causes for gathering good friends, good food and cheer to watch crashing waves and light shows. And, of course, Kelly loved boating—in any weather.
Despite Kelly’s young age at her passing, she lived an amazing life filled to the brim with love, family, friends, food, wine, music, kindness, cheer, and beauty. She loved to travel in the US and abroad, and she made life-long friends wherever she journeyed. She visited Spain, Italy, Ireland, Australia, Canada, California, and Mexico to name just a few of her favorite places. Wherever Kelly was she always made sure everyone knew how much they genuinely mattered to her.
Kelly spent her final years with her sister, Sheila, in their Norwalk home. She was surrounded by family, friends, and her three amazing, beautiful caregivers: Jennifer, Grace, and Shishana, whose unwavering dedication to her care and comfort ensured that Kelly’s every need was met throughout her increasingly complex illness. The family cannot fully express our appreciation and love for these wonderful angels.
Kelly, in a parting message, shared two simple yet powerful words: “Be Mighty,” which is how she faced ALS. We will remember Kelly as a fierce yet gentle soul, and we hope her legacy, Be Mighty, will live on within all who loved her.
Please join the family for a celebration of Kelly’s life on Nov 3rd at the Harbor View Beach Clubhouse, 26 Harbor View Avenue, Norwalk, 4P-7P
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations be made to:
Compassionate Care ALS https://ccals.org/