Kelly Karina Salinas Pelaez passed away unexpectedly on September 16, 2021 at her home in Danbury CT. Kelly was born on December 27, 1996 to Romulo Salinas and Esther Pelaez Salinas.
Kelly was a recent 2015 graduate of Danbury High School. She was a talented cheerleader who loved performing at sporting events and cheering on her fellow student athletes. Following high school, she was accepted into the University of Western Connecticut. Kelly was quick to make friends and joined the track and field team to continue her passion for sports.
Kelly was a loving and charitable person. In her free time, she enjoyed volunteering and always wanted help others in need. She will be dearly missed by her family, friends, and all who’s lives she touched.
In addition to her beloved parents, Romulo and Esther, she is survived by her sister Lesley Salinas and brother Jackson Salinas. Paternal grandfather Jose Isidro Salinas, maternal grandfather Gonzalo Leonidas Pelaez, and maternal grandmother Laura Teresa Samanigo. Six paternal uncles, one paternal aunt, two maternal uncles, and two maternal aunts. As well as many beloved cousins, additional family, and friends. She is predeceased by her paternal grandmother Zoila L. Cordova.
A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Thursday September 23, 2021 at Danbury Memorial Funeral Home (117 South St, Danbury CT 06810) from 5 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday September 24, 2021 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (29 Golden Hill Rd, Danbury CT 06810) at 10 a.m. with burial to follow at Wooster Cemetery in Danbury CT.
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