Kerri L. Thoelen, 37, of Enfield, beloved wife of Robert E. Thoelen III and beloved mother of Robert E. IV, Abigail, and Elijah Thoelen, entered into the presence of Jesus on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital after courageously living in spite of breast cancer for several years.
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The daughter of Robert Forrest and Elizabeth (Peirce) French, Kerri was born in Attleboro, Massachusetts, grew up in Colebrook, New Hampshire, and lived in Enfield since 2000, where she and Robert raised their family. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Enfield and was an active member of the church choir and VBS ministries, in addition to serving as church treasurer for several years. Kerri was gifted artistically as she was a member of the College of Reborn Artistry. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and detailing reborn dolls. The time spent with her family was most important to her.
Besides her husband, Robert, her three loving children, and parents, she is survived by a sister, Denise Wheeler and her husband, Joseph, of Colebrook, New Hampshire; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert E. Thoelen, Jr., and Judith Thoelen of Enfield.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at the Holiday Inn, 1 Bright Meadow Blvd., Enfield. Burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
The family wishes to thank our friends, Nathan Hale and Eli Whitney school families, First Baptist Church of Enfield, and St. Francis Hospital Cancer Center and Oncology Nursing Unit for the many expressions of kindness and care over the years.
There are no calling hours.
Donations in Kerri's memory may be made to CT Breast Health Initiative, 185 Main St., New Britain, CT 06051
or to, MetaVivor Research and Support, Inc, 1783 Forest Drive 184, Annapolis, MD 21401
Leete-Stevens Family Funeral Home is caring for the arrangements.
To leave online condolences, please visit
Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels
61 South Road
Enfield, CT 06082
Published in Journal Inquirer from June 7 to June 11, 2014