Kelly Elaine Versteeg, 44, loving significant other of Christopher Capodicasa, passed away peacefully at Hartford Hospital ICU on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021.
Kelly was born on Feb. 19, 1977, in Hartford, the loving daughter of parents, John and Linda (Gorman) Versteeg. She was the proud and loving mother of two daughters, Ava Lyn (10), and Julia Lillian Capodicasa (7); and the stepmother to Chris Jr., and Alexandra Capodicasa. She also leaves her two loving sisters, Kristen Versteeg Fisher of Arizona and Kerri Versteeg of Enfield; much loved nieces and nephews of Arizona, Nicholas, Justin, William, Jaxen, and Emma; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins in Connecticut, Colorado, and Tennessee.
Kelly graduated from Enrico Fermi High School in 1995, and Becker College in 1997 with an AS degree in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In 1997, she worked at Mount Sinai Hospital in the Acute Brain Injury Unit, specializing in TBI. She then continued her education at Charter Oak State College and received her BS degree in Healthcare Administration. In August 2018, Kelly began working at Hartford Hospital Acute Rehab Unit as an IRF-PAI Coordinator. She made so many loving friends at both hospitals and they were like family to her. Too many to name but you all know who you are. Kelly has many close friends from childhood that are like sisters - Kelly, Darcy, Christy, and Brenda. In 2008, Kelly met her loving significant other, Christopher, and his two children, Chris and Alexandra, whom she lovingly called her "bonus children." As the family grew with two beautiful little girls, Ava and Julia, their lives got very busy with school, soccer games, and much more where the circle of loving and supporting friends grew. She was at Ava's soccer game when she suffered her massive stroke.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for calling hours on Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Rd., Enfield.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m., at the Hazardville United Methodist Church, 330 Hazard Ave., Enfield. Please meet directly at the church. Burial will follow at Hazardville Cemetery.
The church service will be live-streamed by visitinghttp://www.humcenfield.org
(use the Worship/Live Stream tabs) for those who cannot attend.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Kelly may be made to Ava and Julia's education fund, which would be greatly appreciated.
To leave online condolences, please visitwww.leetestevens.com
Published by Journal Inquirer from Oct. 16 to Oct. 20, 2021.