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Montville Funeral Home of Church & Allen

53 Norwich New London Tpke, Uncasville, CT

OBITUARY

Kevin D. Tripp

September 26, 1970July 13, 2019

Kevin D. Tripp, age 48, passed away peacefully at his parents’ home on July 13, 2019 after a short battle with cancer and kidney disease. His parents and loving brother were by his side, and he was strong and courageous until the very end.

He was born on September 26, 1970 in Haverhill, MA to Douglas Tripp and Margaret (Hayman) Tripp. He was a 1988 graduate of Montville High School and a 1992 graduate of UConn, with a BS in Business Administration. Kevin was most recently the store owner of Grist Mill Market in East Haddam, and in 1999 he was the owner of Doodlebug Toys in Niantic. He had an amazing talent for merchandizing, working as store managers for various retailers including PetSense, KB Toy Works, Toys R Us, CVS, and Brooks.

Kevin loved to travel and see new things, and he liked planning the trip just as much as the actual trip itself. He enjoyed working in the yard, mowing the grass, and designing and planting landscape areas. He was an avid reader.

Kevin’s love for his family was unconditional and that love was reciprocated by his entire family. He was kind and selfless, worrying more about everyone else but himself. He received much joy from his cherished dogs, Spencer, Zoey, and Finn.

He is survived by his parents; his brother and sister-in-law Jeffrey and Letitia (Garcia) Tripp; his much-adored niece and nephew, Avery and Silas Tripp; aunts and uncles Barbara Turner, Betty Tibbetts, Richard and Karen Hayman, James Crozier, Kenneth and Lynda-Lee Tripp, Karen Tripp, Edward and Kathleen Ray, and Andrew Ray; long-time friend Patricia Crump; as well as numerous cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Richard and Lily Hayman; paternal grandparents, A. Lawrence and Constance Tripp, and Margaret (MacNeill) Tripp; aunts Susan Crozier and Brenda Hayman; and uncles Neill Tripp, Marty Turner, and Richard Tibbetts.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, July 20th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, with a Celebration of Life at 12:00 noon at Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen, 53 Norwich New London Tpke., Uncasville, CT. At Kevin’s request, please feel free to dress casually.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kevin’s memory to: Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation, 321 Columbus Ave., Suite 5R, Boston MA 02116.

To leave an online condolence or share a memory, please visit www.montvillefuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, July 20, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 20, 2019

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Mark Pallin

July 18, 2019

Doug,
Please know that your friends here at Zachry Nuclear share our sincere sorrows with you, Margaret, and the rest of your family on the loss of Kevin. Please accept our deepest condolences.

Deepest sympathies,
Mark Pallin and the gang at Zachry

Kimberly Rock

July 18, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you all. Sending our love, Kimberly, Eric, Jessy, and Jordan

Hantman Family

July 18, 2019

The Tripp Family

We are so sorry for your loss..

Mike Russo

July 18, 2019

Doug,

So sorry to hear about this. My condolences to you and your family. Psalm 46:1.

Mike Russo

Michael Gualandi

July 16, 2019

So very sorry to hear this, thoughts and prayers to all of you.
Michael Gualandi

Peter Hary

July 16, 2019

I cannot put into words how wonderful a human being that Kevin was and how much my heart breaks for the Tripp family. My heartfelt condolences to Margaret & Doug, Jeff & Letitia, and Avery and Silas. I love you all.

Patricia Gualandi

July 16, 2019

To the Tripp Family, Condolences to your entire family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Pat

Bob Angstead

July 16, 2019

I had the privilege and pleasure to work with Kevin at Petsense beginning in 2005. Kevin had a special talent of creating an environment in which associates enjoyed coming to work. Kevin will be missed by many. My warmest thoughts and wishes are with Kevin’s parents and family.

Delinda Johnson

July 15, 2019

Words cannot express how saddened I was to hear of your son's passing. May the Lord comfort you and bring you peace in this time of grief. Take comfort in remembering the joy he brought you through out his life.

janet cooke

July 15, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss, Margaret and Doug. This is the unimaginable event that all parents dread. The only comfort I can think of is that his pain is finished and that he is with God. Janet

FROM THE FAMILY