Kelly Elaine Versteeg
Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels
61 South Road
Enfield, CT

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 visiting

(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.

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Published by Journal Inquirer from Oct. 16 to Oct. 20, 2021.
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Calling hours
4:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels
61 South Road, Enfield, CT
Funeral service
Hazardville United Methodist Church
330 Hazard Ave., Enfield, CT
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I worked with Kelly at MSRH for just over three years, she was one of the sweetest people I´ve ever met. Her compassion toward her patients was so genuine, it is beyond comprehension that she was taken so soon. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Joy Oliano
October 19, 2021
Sorry we can't be with you at this time, you have all our love and prayers always.
Claire & Jerry Lattal
October 19, 2021
Kelly was such an amazing person to work with. We started working on IRU at the same time and every time I saw her she always had a smile on her face and asked if there was anything she could do to help. I could tell she really took pride in what she did and always did her best to make sure her coworkers were ok. I send my deepest condolences to the family. Kelly will be missed.
Akeem Green
October 18, 2021
Our condolences to the family's such a nice Women God so young not fair we are going to miss her
Tony Pallotto kris Kayla Giavanna
October 18, 2021
I had the privilege of working with and supervising Kelly many years ago on the TBI unit at Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital (at that time the Rehabilitation Hospital of Ct ). She was such a beautiful, sweet person, with so much compassion for her patients, and conviction in her roll as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. Kelly was a joy to be around-positive, enthusiastic and so genuine in her desire to help anyone in any way that she could. She exuded the warmest, kindest spirit, and I feel blessed to have known her and the special gifts she brought to her patients, her profession, her work family and all who knew her. A love that pure doesn´t stop with someone´s passing; it, and she, will live on in the hearts and souls of all were a part of her life. As is clear from the outpouring of love and responses to her devastating passing, she leaves a legacy of light and love for the many people who´s lives she touched. My prayers go out to her family and friends for faith, strength, love and healing in this inconceivably painful time. I´m so sorry for the loss that so many are feeling so deeply.
Amy LeClair
October 16, 2021
She was an Angel on earth, accepted all as one. Was an amazing friend, always there. Always smiling, my friend for 18 years I will miss you more than words can say! I will always make sure your girls are loved
Renee Hardware
October 15, 2021
I worked with Kelly for many years relative to the TBI Program at Mount Sinai. Kelly was a dedicated therapist who consistently went above and beyond for her patients and their families. Her passion for this program was evident in everything she did. When preparing for our annual TBI Receptions, Kelly was always there to volunteer, to help prepare, and to work with her peers to create a special event for our former patients and families. I hope her family can take comfort in knowing that she was a compassionate and caring professional. My prayers and meaningful thoughts are with all her family and friends.
Linda Mackay-Morgan
October 15, 2021
I worked with Kelly at Rehab Hosp of CT. Such a beautiful person inside and out. My sincere sympathies to all of her love ones.
Joyce Laskowski
October 15, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Kelly. My condolences to the whole family.
Marion Browne
October 15, 2021
So very sad about Kelly and the loss to her family and loved ones. Enjoyed spending the small amount of time with her on the soccer sidelines that I did. Truly special woman. Holding her and her family in my prayers. May she Rest In Peace.
Jim Serhant
October 15, 2021
Kelly will be missed tremendously. She was one of the nicest people I have ever met. I have no words to express my sorrow.
Steve Boucher
October 15, 2021
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