Stephanie Shannon Kelly
Stephanie Shannon Kelly was born January 4, 1973 in Orlando Florida and died peacefully on January 25, 2020 at Cornerstone Hospice House in the Villages Florida.
Stephanie was raised in Orlando and attended MorningStar Catholic School in Orlando Florida. Stephanie was born with Downs Syndrome and later developed Alzheimer’s Disease. MorningStar School is the only Special-Needs school within the Diocese of Orlando and she attended their since she was 2.5 years old until 2006.
Stephanie loved to dance, sing and bowl. She participated in The Special Olympics. In 1992 she received the Disney Doer and Dreamer award where she was recognized for her extraordinary accomplishments and for possessing Curiosity, Confidence, Courage and Constancy.
Stephanie was preceded in death by her grandparents, Joseph and Catherine Skowron and Bryant and Beverly Kelly.
Stephanie leaves behind her parents, John and Mary Kelly The Villages, Fl, her sister and brother -in-law Brandy (Kelly) and Ken Hjortsberg, niece, Kate Hjortsberg and her nephews, Griffen and Hampton Hjortsberg, all of Denver North Carolina. Her aunt and uncles Rebekah (Kevin) Davidson, Montverde Florida, William (Susan) Kelly Amelia, Ohio and Tim (Debbie) Kelly, Oclawaha, Florida, Great Aunt Jane Gadziala, Melbourne Beach Florida as well as several cousins.
A celebration of Stephanies life will be held on Wednesday, February 19th at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Edgewater Drive, Orlando, Florida at 3pm.
In Lieu of flowers please make a donation to:
The Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine 241 St George St, St Augustine, Florida 32804.
Or The Stephanie Kelly Memorial Fund-A Check in the name of Mary Kelly send to Pat Kelly 11 Interlaken Road, Orlando Fl. 32804