Kyle Edward Ashley, born September 3, 2011 in Hartford, CT, died peacefully at home on December 18, 2018 surrounded by his loving family after bravely battling osteosarcoma for just over a year. In addition to his parents, Todd and Marci Ashley, Kyle leaves behind his best buddy and older brother, Jake. He is also survived by his maternal grandfather, William Dale Haslam and his wife, Jo-Anne; his maternal grandmother, “Babcia” Maria Haslam; his “Mimi” Darlene Ashley; his paternal grandmother, Paula Ashley; his aunt, Kimberly and Uncle Trevor Nicholls; his aunt, Carey-Lynn and uncle John LeDoux; his uncle Troy; and his cousins, Taya and Shayla Nicholls, and Austyn and Breanne LeDoux. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Harry Ashley. Kyle had a magnetic personality and a smile that could brighten an entire room. He also had infectious laugh and loved to play practical jokes. He was smart and, despite missing a lot of school, was one of the top readers and Math students in his class. He loved building Legos, playing family laser tag, and nerf gun wars. Prior to his cancer diagnosis, Kyle was extremely athletic and was the star of his soccer team. When he was four years old, he participated in an eight-mile Tour de Lyme family bike ride. He also earned his junior blue belt in karate. Kyle loved camping with his family and friends in his family camper. He enjoyed traveling, hiking, biking, the beach, and swimming. Last year, Kyle was diagnosed with bone cancer above his knee after experiencing a slight intermittent limp. He fought his battle with such strength, fortitude, and dignity, having to endure grueling chemotherapy, numerous hospital stays, a radical leg amputation, multiple surgeries, doctor’s appointments, physical therapy appointments, and prosthetic appointments. We were in awe of how our superhero handled this journey. We would like to thank the entire staff at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and staff at Southeast Center for Hospice Care for their wonderful care of our Kyle. The family will receive guests from 2 – 4 PM Sunday (Dec. 23rd) at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 10 AM Monday (Dec. 24th) directly at St. Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Ave., Colchester. Burial will be private immediately following Mass.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Kyle’s name to CASTLE, 396 Halls Hill Rd., Colchester, CT 06415, Make-A-Wish Connecticut, 126 Monroe Tpke., Trumbull, CT 06611 or the Connecticut Cancer Foundation, 15 North Main St., Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For online condolences, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com
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