Obituary: Kyleigh Helena Leos, 18, of Trumbull

Kyleigh Helena Leos, age 18, of Trumbull, beloved daughter of Jay and Dawn Ackley Leos, after a long and courageous battle passed peacefully with her devoted family by her side on Tuesday, July 9, 2013.

Born in Bridgeport on October 31, 1994, she was a member of the 2013 graduating class at Trumbull High School.

Kyleigh was a sweet and happy girl who never complained. She loved everyone, except for bullies and bigots and was a loyal and steadfast friend. She had a quiet nature, hiding her tough spirit underneath.

In addition to her devoted parents, Jay and Dawn, survivors include her loving sister, Kyera Leos of Trumbull, cherished nephew, Gabrial Ebert, maternal grandfather, Glenn Ackley of Stratford, uncle and aunt, William and Tori Ackley of Fairfield and cousins, Samantha, Charlie, Sarah and Mandy and her beloved extended family in Queens, NY and Boston.  Kyleigh also leaves to cherish her memory, her special hero, Michael Gonzalez and his wife Kelly of Stratford as well as her many dear friends.

She was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, George and Sarah Leos, maternal grandmother, Shirley Ackley and aunt, Tamie Ackley.

The Leos family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the doctors, nurses and staff at the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, PICU and 8 West for their, professionalism, care and dedication.

Friends and relatives may greet the family at a celebration of Kyleigh’s life on Friday, July 12, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. at the Long Hill United Methodist, 6358 Main St., Trumbull. Memorial services will take place on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Long Hill United Methodist Church. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to The Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull.

The most important thing to do to honor and cherish Kyleigh’s memory would be to register to be an organ donor and encourage others to do the same. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Donate Life CT, P. O. Box 278, Durham, CT 06422, The Toy Closet Program, c/o the Yale-New Haven Hospital Auxiliary, 20 York St., New Haven, CT 06510-3202 or Mikey’s Way, 2229 Black Rock Turnpike, Suite 307, Fairfield, CT 06825.

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