Colleen Kerr

February 24, 1976December 16, 2018

Colleen Kerr Phillips, 42, of Clinton, CT passed away on December 16, 2018 peacefully with her family by her side. Colleen was born February 24, 1976 in New Haven, CT. She was a 1995 graduate of Daniel Hand High School in Madison, CT. After Graduation, Colleen was a longtime employee of All Freight Logistics of North Haven, CT. Colleen had a creative mind and enjoyed drawing, painting, and crafting. Colleen was an avid animal lover and always had a pet by her side. She will be most remembered for her infectious laugh and kind spirit. Colleen is survived and will be dearly missed by her parents, Tom and Sue Kerr of Clinton, her sister Erin and her husband John Gaudet of Clinton, and her sister Shannon Olson of St. Petersburg, FL. In addition, she leaves behind seven nieces and nephews, Hannah, Mikaela, Heidi; Sophie Gaudet, and Logan, Chloe, and Liam Olson. Also, her loyal friend, Dennis Howley, of Westbrook. As well as many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. Colleen was predeceased in death by her brother Tommy Kerr, grandparents Tom and Idie Kerr, Bill and Marian Sheahan, and her uncle Richard Sheahan. The family is forever grateful to Emily Miesee and Holly Starkman for their unconditional support and care for Colleen. Calling hours will be held at Swan Funeral Home, 80 E. Main St., Clinton, on Thursday, December 20 at 9:00 am for a procession to a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am at St. Mary Church, 54 Grove St, Clinton, with burial to follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Beach park Road, Clinton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Human Services Attn: David Melillo, 48 East Main Street, Clinton, CT 06413.


  • Calling Hours Thursday, December 20, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, December 20, 2018
  • Burial Thursday, December 20, 2018

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Lear Engel

December 26, 2018

Dear Tom, Sue and family,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Colleen. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your South Williamsport family mourns with you. Lear Engel

Andrea Constantinidi Lawrence

December 23, 2018

To the Kerr Family-

I was saddened to hear of Colleen’s passing. I have fond memories of her from our days at Brown. Although I haven’t been in Madison for many years I still remember everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. May her memory be eternal.

Tom, Steve and Karen Shanley

December 22, 2018

Tom, Sue and family

Your cousins and Uncle Tom of NJ are so deeply sorry. We will keep you All in our thoughts and prayers...We love you.

Shirley March

December 20, 2018

Kerr Family

Our thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow.

Bill and Shirley

Heather Sinclair

December 20, 2018

The Kerr Family.... I wanted to express my deepest sorrow for your loss of Colleen. Your daughter Shannon has helped save my life.. and I know God works through people. There’s comfort in knowing Colleen is living with God in Heaven as her best self and with peace & happiness forever.

With much love,

Heather Sinclair

Mickey & Milton Rodriguez

December 19, 2018

Sue, Tom, Erin, Shannon and families.
We enjoy being your neighbors and friends and enjoyed Colleen thru all the years we’ve been together. Our families are mirror images of each other. I can’t express the pain in our hearts. Our deepest sympathies to you all. We love you all.
Mickey & Milton

Charles Cocores

December 19, 2018

Dear Kerr Family,
Please accept my condolences upon the passing of Colleen. I remember her and all of you fondly and with a warm smile. I'm living in SC now but if I were in CT I would stop by to personally share your grief.
Charlie Cocores

Helen Murphy Brainard

December 19, 2018

Dear Erin, Sue, Tom and family,

I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Colleen with her bright smile and very friendly personality. I’m sure she will be missed. My heart goes out to all of you. May she Rest In Peace. Fondly Helen & Steve

Jaime Lier (Reynolds)

December 19, 2018

Dear Kerr family,

I hope your fond memories of Colleen will bring you peace and comfort during this time of mourning. I am thinking of you all and sending you love and light.



nancy barone

December 19, 2018

Sue, Tom and Family,
Heartfelt sympathy. The Kerr family are in my prayers.