Loretta Kelly McCarthy, of Wilton, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on June 8, 201,7 at the age of 86. Kelly gave the world six beloved children: Laurie, Maureen, Kathleen, Christeen, Patrick and Michael, 14 treasured grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She leaves behind a devoted sister, Kathy O’Neil. She was welcomed into heaven by her husband, Edward Dean McCarthy, her son, Michael, her parents, Edward and Margaret O’Konski and her brother Edward O’Konski.
Kelly graduated from Catholic University and later continued her education, receiving two Master’s Degrees. Kelly was lucky to have found a career that she was passionate about and spent almost 40 years as a Director of Religious Education throughout the Diocese of Bridgeport. Kelly loved working with children, educating them and their families about the love of God. She was widely known for her life-changing Confirmation workshop “Kiss a Frog.”