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Kimberly M. (Merritt) Pelletier

June 29, 1963 ~ May 5, 2019 (age 55)

Kimberly M. Pelletier, 55, of Colchester, passed away suddenly on May 5, 2019 at Middlesex Hospital.  Born in Middletown on June 29, 1963, she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Mary (Reisinger) Merritt.  Kimberly married her beloved husband Michael Pelletier on October 30, 1981.  The couple lived in Manchester for a time where she volunteered as a Brownie Girl Scout Leader for her daughters when they were young.  The family moved to Colchester in 1995.  She was a member of the Westchester Congregational Church.  Kimberly had a long and successful career of nearly 30 years with the USPS.  Most recently she was serving as Clerk in the Storrs Post Office. She was a devoted wife and mother and an adoring grandmother.  She will be remembered most fondly as a woman who was filled with love, never hesitating to reach out with a helping hand to anyone in need.  She will be remembered with love by her husband of 37 years, Michael; her children, Heather and her husband Michael Festa of Colchester, Erin Pelletier of Taftville; four grandchildren, Michael, Kaelyn, Anthony, Alenah; three siblings, Tyler and wife Ann Merritt of Wethersfield, Jayson Merritt of Middletown, Colin and wife Katrina Merritt of Cleveland, OH; and numerous extended family and friends.  A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd., Colchester on Friday, May 10th from 5 – 7 pm with a funeral home service at 6:30 pm.  Donations in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association at for online condolences please visit

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