Kelly Rae Stallings August 26, 1970 - June 22, 2019 MANCHESTER, Mass. — Kelly Stallings of Manchester, Massachusetts was born in Berlin, Vermont as an only child to Richard “Skip” and Joan Lamere. She attended Montpelier High School and finished at Harwood Union as salutatorian of her class of 1988. Kelly was on the track and field teams at both high schools competing in hurdles and as a sprinter. She attended the University of Vermont where she met her husband, Eric Stallings, earning a BS degree in Biological Sciences (“pre-vet”) in 1992. Kelly had a unique ability and quality to connect with animals, her passion and purpose in life since she was a little girl. She also ran her own business called North Shore Strings making harp strings for 18 years, working closely with her parents', VT Strings, and aunt’s, Robinson’s Harp Shop, harp string making businesses. Kelly is survived by her spouse, Eric Stallings of Manchester, Massachusetts; her parents, Joan and Skip Lamere of Waterbury Center, Vermont; aunts and uncles Phyllis Robinson of Mt. Laguna, California, Jeannine Kneeland of Burlington, Vermont, Walter Lamere of West Burke, Vermont, Jean and Mike LaMoy of Menafee, California, Mark and Gloria Cross; and in-laws, mother Pamela Woodside of Ft. Myers, Florida; aunt Wendeline Woodside of Seaford, Delaware; Warren Muse of Earlysville, Virginia; brother Bruce and Susan Stallings of Altona, New York; nephew Tom Corrow of Plattsburgh, New York; niece Taylor Stallings of Dickinson Center, New York; and her dear cousins Brent LaMoy, Jason Kneeland, Torrey Gallagher, Jared Lamere, Catherine Muse and their families. Services will be held at the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home on 48 South Main St., Waterbury, VT on Friday, June 28 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at the Maple Street Cemetery in Waterbury Center, Vermont. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the NHSPCA, one of the places where Kelly worked as an animal shelter employee. Go to and click the link for Give Now under the Honor & Memorial Gifts section of the web page. To send online condolences please visit or the funeral home Facebook page.

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Joan and Skip - How is it possible almost 50 years have passed since the much anticipated arrival of your darling baby girl? And sadder still to read of her passing. I have many wonderful memories of gatherings of the Voc Rehab clan at your farm - David, Mae, Joan, John, Dottie - who are now just memories as well. Please know that you both in my thoughts at this terribly sad time. Jo Ellen Pirie (Copeland) Hampton Beach, NY

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