Katherine Kelly Young, 59


Katherine Kelly Young (“Katy”) passed away on December 31, 2021 in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Katherine Kelly Young

She was born on April 11, 1962 in New York City to Robert Jackson Kelly Jr. and Patricia Cohalan Kelly. She is survived by her husband, William Beekman Young Jr., her son William Beekman Young III, and daughter, Sarah Margaret Young; her brothers, Robert Jackson Kelly III and Thomas Michael Kelly; and her nephew, Robert Jackson Kelly IV, and niece, Erin Patricia Kelly.

Katy grew up in Darien, Connecticut. She was a graduate of Darien High School. Upon graduation, she began her career at Darien Travel and then moved to Playtex to run their travel department. Following her time at Playtex, she moved into pre-childhood education, becoming a local preschool teacher in New Canaan at Toddlertime Nursery School. She was an avid tennis player and active member of the community. She always lit up the room with her bright smile and warm demeanor.

A memorial service is being planned for April 2022.

Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (https://www.aspca.org). The Hoyt Funeral Home, New Canaan is handling the arrangements.

One thought on “Katherine Kelly Young, 59

  1. Our sweet Katy– so funny, so sparkly, so completely one-of-a-kind. Everyone who knew her can think of at least a dozen Katy-isms that make them smile! What a gift. We are so sad to lose you so young. Sending so much love to all the Youngs and Kellys, and to all Katy’s friends old and new.

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