Kelly Lynn Bray, 24, of Hampton Bays, L.I. died unexpectedly Thursday, March 5, 2020 at University Hospital-Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, in Southampton, NY.
A Celebration of Her Life will be held from 1 – 6 p.m. Sunday, March 29 at the Dundee American Legion. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are graciously requested and may be made by searching the Kelly and Amelia fundraiser set up on Facebook, or by reaching out to the family.
Kelly was born July 27, 1995 in Rochester, the daughter of David R. Bray and Stephanie A. Keech. She graduated from Hammondsport High School in 2013. She attended SUNY Alfred from 2013-2015, earning an Associates Degree. She was currently studying Veterinary Technology at Penn Foster. She has lived on Long Island since 2015, previously of Dundee. Together with her fiancé Jonathan M. Fava, they welcomed their beautiful daughter Amelia Rose on July 4, 2018.
An animal lover all her life, Kelly held numerous jobs all relating to the care of animals. Her resume includes: Long Island Game Farm, kennel technician at The Moriches Hospital for Animals, Veterinary Assistant at Eastport Animal Hospital, and Westhampton Beach Animal Hospital, and Vet Tech at Hampton Veterinary Hospital. She was the founder of “Peace of Mind Home Pet Care,” her own growing business helping families care for their pets. Kelly was a former medical technician at Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons, and was a Chinchilla Rescue Mom. Animals were her passion, but she also enjoyed drawing and being a pen pal.
She is dearly loved and will be forever missed by all who knew her. The greatest of these being her 20-month old daughter, Amelia Rose Fava; her mother, Stephanie A. (Shane) Johnson of Dundee; father, David R. (Meredith) Bray of Florida; brother, Anthony (Autumn Mitchell) Johnson of Dundee; sisters, Michelle Bray of Florida, and Amanda Bishop of Rushville; step-sisters, Amanda L. (James) Krielder III of Dundee, and Michelle A.(Ben) Ingerson of Elbridge; aunt, Karen L. (Shawn Allen) Keech; uncles, Ronald J. (Tracey Christensen) Keech, Carl Bray, Johnny McCormick; aunt, Dawn (Tim) Kriegar; grandparents, Judy Johnson, Thurman Bray, and Darlene (Tom) McCormick; great-grandmother, Doris Schichler; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was most recently predeceased by her grandfather, Cecil “Skip” Johnson; grandmother, Patricia Keech; and sister, Sarah Williams.
Arrangements entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee. Online condolences to the family can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
Notice: Due to the N.Y. State restrictions on gatherings during the COVID-19 crisis, please check with funeral homes or families for the current status of calling hours, funerals, and burials.