Theresa A. "Terry" Kelly
Windsor Locks Funeral Home
441 Spring Street
Windsor Locks, CT
Theresa A. "Terry" (Lingua) Kelly, 74, of Ellington, formerly of Windsor Locks, entered into eternal peace on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, at Manchester Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family.

She was born in Washington, D.C. ,on Jan. 5, 1947, daughter of the late Dr. Peter and Anna (Galler) Lingua. Terry taught second grade for many years at Union School in Windsor Locks. While raising her family, she ran her own businesses making crafts at home and making specialty birthday wedding cakes. When her children were grown, she worked as a special education bus driver for the town of Ellington for over 18 years. Outside of work she was ever the teacher and caregiver, caring for her own mother while raising her children. She looked forward to her Sunday women's group each week where she made many dear friends. Some of her most precious moments where spent with her granddaughter Riley, whom she adored.

Terry is survived by her children, Stephanie Malkin and her husband, William of North Branford, and Craig Kelly of Broad Brook; her granddaughter, Riley Malkin; her brothers, Peter Lingua and John Lingua and his wife, Josephine; her former husband, Bill Kelly; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, David Lingua.

Terry's family will receive relatives and friends from 4 to 7 p.m., today, Nov. 22, 2021, at the Windsor Locks Funeral Home, 441 Spring St., Windsor Locks. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, at St Luke Church, 141 Maple St., Ellington. Please meet directly at the church. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Poquonok.

In lieu of flowers, Terry's memory may be honored by performing a random act of kindness, or as Terry would say, "Paying it forward."

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Published by Journal Inquirer from Nov. 22 to Nov. 26, 2021.
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4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Windsor Locks Funeral Home
441 Spring Street, Windsor Locks, CT
Mass of Christian Burial
St Luke's Church
141 Maple St., Ellington, CT
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I have so many beautiful memories with Terry, I don't know where to start. We had an amazing soul connection and I will be forever grateful. She was a dear friend, a second mother, a soul sister. She believed in me, encouraged me and was excited for me when I moved to Arizona. My heart is cracked and the tears flow. I know she is in an amazing place, watching over all of us. I look forward to chatting with her in spirit and seeing her on the other side. I am grateful I got to talk with her recently on the phone and tell her I loved her. To Stephanie, Will, Riley, Craig, Joe, John and the rest of the Kelly family, my heart goes out to all of you, sending love, hugs and healing energy your way. You will all forever be in my heart. Love Lisa
Lisa Jakubowski
November 22, 2021
Terry was such an inspiration to others. Her Kindness, love, patience and service to others are already being missed by people who knew her best. May the Lord rest her soul in Peace.
Beatrice Anyah
November 22, 2021
To the Kelly Family, I feel so blessed to have known your Mom. She was a beautiful soul who touched the lives of many. Wishing you all love, peace and warm sweet memories to comfort you. Much love..Wendy
Wendy Drown
November 22, 2021
With Love, Wendy Drown
November 22, 2021
so sorry for your loss
jerry and pat oconnell vero beach fla
November 22, 2021
Family of Terry, Your mom was dear friend many years at Windsor Locks, you grandma Ann friend of my mom many memories many years..... Love & Prayers, Geraldine
Geraldine A. OBrien
November 21, 2021
To the Kelly Family: she was a lovely person. May the love of friends and family help carry you through your grief. Hugs
Paul & Gina Dembowski (Meghan's parents)
November 21, 2021
I was so very saddened to hear of Terry´s passing. I met Terry 4 years ago as I rode her van to and from Windsor with her once a week . We immediately connected and I learned from her. I attended a few of her "Sunday meetings" and was so happy to be a patient of Craig´s for a short time before moving to Az. We talked once or twice every year since moving to AZ two years ago. I was home this summer and tried reaching her a few times. I am so saddened we never could get together. This week we would of talked as we talked every thanksgiving week. My condolences to her son and daughter and granddaughter whom we had many conversations about as she was so proud of them. RIP Terry - thank you for all our conversations.
Susan Gessay
November 21, 2021
So sorry to hear ... great partner in Mr Hanley's Physics class - WLHS '64
Ray E Burrington
November 21, 2021
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