CARLIN, KELLY ERIN Kelly Erin Carlin, 24 yrs old, of New Hartford, CT passed away on June 22nd after a long illness. She leaves behind her mother and step-father Patricia and Philip Maendel, her brothers Charles and Matthew Carlin, her boyfriend Joshua Brasseur, and is predeceased by her father, Charles Carlin Jr. Kelly embraced and celebrated every facet of life, every day. She maintained an incredibly positive outlook even after being diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease at a very young age. Kelly was an amazing, intelligent, permanently energetic, loving, goofy, talented, beautiful whirlwind of a woman who spent every single day of her life brightening and energizing those around her. Anyone who crossed her path couldn’t help but be wrapped up in her contagious zest for life. Kelly never let her circumstances control her. She instead used her limited free time to continuously experience the best this world had to offer her, while also completing her cosmetology certification and working for as long as she could. She was also an avid musician, having taught herself over a dozen instruments, as well as a gifted artist and a self-taught chef. Most importantly, she was quite simply the best daughter, sister, and friend anyone could have hoped for. Kelly will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and the countless people whose lives she permanently impacted. A wake will be held at the Phalen Funeral Home, 285 Migeon Avenue, Torrington, CT on Friday, July 18th from 5 to 8 PM, with a memorial service on Saturday, July 19th at Village Cemetery on Town Hill Rd, New Hartford, CT at 10 AM. Donations may be made in Kelly’s name to honor her brother, Matthew at: Autism Speaks, 1060 State Rd 2nd Fl, Princeton, NJ 08540. Memorial donations in Kelly’s honor may also be made to the American Liver Foundation at

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Phalen Funeral Home
285 Migeon Avenue Torrington, CT 06790
(860) 489-9600
Published in registercitizen on July 3, 2014