Christopher M. Kelty SOUTH BARRE — Christopher M. Kelty of Leo Avenue in South Barre passed away at his home on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at the age of 40. He was born on Sept. 24, 1979, at Fort Carson, Colorado; he was the son of Daniel and Donna (Dunlavy) Kelty. Chris attended Barre Town Elementary School and was a graduate of Spaulding High School, Class of 1997. Chris also attended Vermont Technical College. In his earlier years, Chris especially enjoyed biking and snowboarding with his constant companion, Max, his Golden Retriever. He found peace and solace in pencil drawing, writing stores and playing video games. More recently, he was thrilled to teach his very special niece, Myah, the finer arts of drawing. Chris worked for a number of companies, including The Barre Town Department of Public Works, State of Vermont AOT, Rowan Court Nursing Home and more recently, for Sodexo at Norwich University. Chris is survived by his parents; a sister, Jennifer Kelty and partner Randon Brown, and their daughter, his very special niece, Myah. He is also survived by his Grandmother Patricia Dunlavy, Aunt Kathy Dilts and partner Kenny Daniels, and Uncle Ron Dunlavy, all of Urbana, Ohio; his uncles and aunts Russ and Lois Kelty, Sue and Gilles Boutin, Richard Kelty and partner Linda White, Jean Kelty and Kevin Cummings, Pat and Kim Kelty, Lisa and Larry Gleason, all of Vermont, and Joanne and Doug Morissette of Maryland; as well as many cousins. He was predeceased by his paternal Grandparents Patrick and Shirley Kelty; and his maternal Grandfather Donald Dunlavy. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at 11 a.m. in the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre. Burial will follow in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Joslin Diabetes Clinic, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215; or the Barre Town EMS, P.O. Box 116, Websterville, VT 05678. The Kelty family extends their thanks to the Barre Town EMS and the CVMC Emergency Room staff for their assistance and support during the past year. Arrangements are in the care of the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St. in Barre. Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at: www.pruneaupollifuneralhome.com.

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Dan and Donna,

Many thoughts go out to you as a result of the loss of your son. The saying that I heard most in my career as someone who worked in the field of aging was when a parent lost a child was, they are not supposed to go before me. That has happened to you and we reach out to support you in this time of loss. You are pillars of the community and I know the community will respond and support you. Condolences and prayers.

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