The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT)

Kelly Anne Nordstrom


Kelly Anne (Thisdale) Nordstrom 37 of Summervill­e, SC. Cherished mother of Nicholas and Madison Nordstrom passed away February 7, 2023, after a courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer. Kelly was born on September 18, 1985 to Deborah (Bitcon) Franklin and John Thisdale and grew up in Portland, CT. She was a graduate of Portland High School class of 2003 and went on to continue her education at Central Connecticu­t State University. She later received her master's degree from SNHU. In 2005, Kelly began her career at Aetna and over her 17-year career was a devoted employee and manager. She was beloved by her team and peers alike. She was able to hold multiple positions ending with a Senior Manager in IT operations.

Kelly was an eternal student always learning something new to add to her reservoir of knowledge. To say she will be missed is an understate­ment, however her family is comforted knowing she is reunited with her animals and family again whom she loved dearly. Among many interests, Kelly was an avid fan of murder mysteries and true crime docuseries.

Kelly had many accomplish­ments throughout her life, but her most treasured was being a loving mother to her children. Though Nicholas and Madison only had a short time with her she was able to display and teach love, values, morals and devotion. All of which will be with them forever.

Along with her parents and children, Kelly is survived by her husband Nicholas Nordstom, her sisters Carissa Thisdale, Meaghan Franklin, Kathryn (LJ) Jurczak, and brothers Daniel Bitcon and Samuel Bitcon, her cousin Elizabeth ( Jonathan) Knox, nieces Zoe Robinson, Sharlotte Bitcon and nephew Lawrence Jurczak and her in-laws Lee and Pam Nordstrom. Many aunts, uncles, cousins, and her cherished lifelong friends. She was predecease­d by her stepfather Craig Franklin, her maternal grandparen­ts Donald and Joanne Bitcon, her paternal grandmothe­r Mary Thisdale and her uncles David Bitcon, Dean Bitcon and James Thisdale.

Kelly was a devoted student and animal lover. In lieu of flowers, the family asks either for donations to Dorchester Paws, 136 4 Paws Lane Summervill­e, SC in her name or simply pass forward an act of kindness to someone that may need help.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 25th at 2:30 pm in the Portland Memorial Funeral Home, at 231 Main St., Portland. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 am until the time of the service.

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