Carolyn "Kiki" L. Tehan (Lawlor)

Tuesday, January 30th, 1940 - Saturday, March 16th, 2019
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WATERBURY – Carolyn L. (Lawlor) “Kiki” Tehan, age 79 of Waterbury passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Waterbury Hospital surrounded by the love and comfort of her family after an extended illness. She was the devoted wife of Martin M. Tehan Sr.

Kiki was born on January 30, 1940 in Waterbury CT, the daughter of the late Peter and Carolyn (Pollard) Lawlor. She was a graduate of St Francis Xavier Grammar School and Waterbury Catholic High School. She was a standout athlete in High School and excelled in basketball. She worked for many years as a Medical Transcriptionist at Waterbury Hospital. She also worked at the Bristol Company. Her love of sports in school carried on through her life as she was an avid UConn Women’s Basketball and Boston Red Sox fan and enjoyed sports of all kinds on TV. She enjoyed occasional trips to the casino but what was most important to Kiki was her family as she was a devoted and loving, wife, mother and grandmother. You could always depend on her being at all of the kids sporting events, the consummate cheerleader. She was truly one of a kind, #TNT TallNTerrific. She will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know and love her.

Besides her loving husband of 57 years, she leaves her children, Martin M Tehan Jr and his wife Phyllis of Watertown, Robert Tehan of St Augustine FL, Peter Tehan of Waterbury, Carolyn “Kiki” Carroza and her husband, Peter of Oakville, and her other son John Brown of Oakville. She also leaves her grandchildren, Martin M Tehan III, Kyle William Tehan, Carlye Anne Tehan, Jake Martin Tehan, Matthew Robert Tehan and Jillian Ann Carroza. She also leaves her sister-in-law, Patricia Lawlor of Naugatuck and many nieces, nephews, and friends whom she loved dearly. Kiki was predeceased by her siblings, Madeline McGrath, Patricia Nanfito and Peter Lawlor.

The family would also like to thank Waterbury Hospital ER staff and Vitas as well as Pom 4 and Pom 9 nurses and staff.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Tehan will be held on Wednesday March 20, 2019 at 9:30 am from Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home 1987 East Main St @ Southmayd Rd Waterbury to St Francis Xavier Church to celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends may visit with Kiki’s family on Tuesday evening fron 5:00 till 8:00 p.m. To extend online expressions of sympathy to her family or for additional information kindly visit the funeral home website at:
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Casey's Eastside Memorial Funeral Home
    1987 East Main St @ Southmayd Rd
    WATERBURY, CT 06705
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  • Service

    Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 10:00am
    Saint Francis Xavier
    605 Baldwin Street
    Waterbury 06706
    Rev. Paul Pace
  • Interment

    Calvary Cemetery
    2324 East Main St
    Waterbury, CT, CT 06705
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  • Reception

    Golden Hill St
    WATERBURY, CT 06706
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Patricia Pollard

Posted at 12:05pm
Wasn't I the lucky 1 to have all of these marvelous cousins to grow up with; she had all of these boys and finally a girl. Heaven just got another angel.

The DeFusco Family

Posted at 06:43am
With heartfelt condolences,
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Patti, Pam and Marcia Felth

Posted at 11:46pm
With love and sympathy to all the Tehans
Cherishing many years of friendship
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Mimi, Annie, Megan, Katie and Erin

Posted at 01:52pm
Aunt Kiki, Our love always!!
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Brian and Dana Lawlor

Posted at 09:25pm
Our deepest condolences on the loss of a truly amazing woman. I have many fond memories with my mom at your house after church on Sundays. She and Patsy are together again.
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