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Jessica Kelly 1958-2023

Jessica (Catan) Kelly wife of David Kelly of Berlin, CT was carried home by the angels to our Heavenly Father on Friday Feb. 24, 2023


Born in Dumaguete City, Philippines to the late Esperidion and Alicia Catan. She attended local schools and was a graduate of Silliman University. She was raised by her late Uncle Dr. Fernando and Aunt Dr. Wilhelmina Barrios, DDS of Dumaguete City from a young age until she immigrated to the USA in 1992. Upon arriving in the USA she made her home in Rockaway, NY with her Aunt Destiny and Uncle Nicasio Campoy. In October of 1997 she met her Soulmate Dave and they were married one year later. They made a home and happy life together in Berlin. She was a devout Catholic and a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church in town.


Jessie was the bright shining light in her family and will be dearly missed by her 7 siblings and their spouses. Peter Catan (Richel), Angeles Marchan, Grace Cortez (Chito), Robert Catan (Aida), Bambi Catan, Charmain Lacorte (Fritz) and Farrell Catan. She was predeceased by 2 brothers Rolando and Ricardo Catan. She was adored by her brothers and sisters in-laws along with numerous Aunts, Uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews locally and around the globe.


Upon first arriving in CT she was employed by Moto Photo in Newington. For the last 12 years she worked for Lowes of Newington. Jessie loved working in The Garden Center at Lowes and was very fond of all her coworkers and regular customers. She would often bake her famous brownies to share with her “Lowes family.” Jessie had a tender heart and generous spirit. Always smiling, she had a knack of putting all those in her presence in a good mood. All her family and friends were truly blessed to have had her in our lives and we will miss her love and laughter.


A funeral mass will be held on Saturday April 22, 2023 at 11:30 a.m. Sacred Heart Church 48 Cottage St. East Berlin. There are no calling hours, the family of Jessica asks that people go directly to the church. Interment will be at a later date in her family plot in the Philippines.



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