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Kimberly Mae Rosenthal



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December 28, 1983 - September 17, 2023

Kimberly Mae Rosenthal passed away on September 17, 2023.

Kim was born December 28, 1983 and was the youngest of five children, and was raised in Sandy Hook and Newtown, Connecticut.

She graduated from Newtown High School; class of 2001, and was incredibly independent and motivated. Kim put herself through college and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut in 2022. Her graduation day was filled with pride and celebration by her family.

Kimmi had a fantastic sense of humor and was always incredibly humble. She’d be the first person to make a joke at her own expense. Kimmi adorned her body with an eclectic collection of myriad artwork, and she never met a tattoo she didn’t like. She was never afraid to be silly just to put a smile on your face. She shared a deep love for her family and those close to her.

Her home was filled with photos and memories of everyone important in her life, and she loved to talk about them with her friends. She was a deeply devoted daughter and took joy in the closeness of her relationship with her mom. Kim was also a devoted aunt and loved to gift treasures to her nieces and nephews, especially at Christmas.

Kim was incredibly kind. She truly took joy in helping others. Her choice of career in healthcare is one small example of that. Kim was well respected by her colleagues and regarded as someone anyone could depend on.

Kim was an avid animal lover. The kindness in her heart translated into countless rescues of cats through the years and also eventually to the rescue of her precious pup, Mina.

Kim is survived by her parents: Bobbi and Andy Walbert of Brookfield, Conn.; her siblings Jennifer Pinney of Harvard, Mass., Thomas C. Holmes of Chatham,Mass., Katherine Kraft of Tampa,Fla. and Shawn Rosenthal of Los Angeles, Calif.; brothers-in-law Jason Pinney and Alex Kraft; her seven most precious nieces and nephews: Cormac, Tom, Ryan, Julian, Lily, Milly and Colbie. Kim is predeceased by her father Robert Rosenthal and sister-in-law Christina Holmes.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, September 30th at noon, with visitation following until 2pm at Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street Newtown, CT.

One of Kim’s favorite colors has always been orange so join us in donning something orange (clothing, jewelry, scarves, etc) and dress is very casual.

Bobbi requests that attendees refrain from wearing any perfumes or colognes or other scented products as she has severe chemical sensitivities.

In lieu of flowers please send donations in honor of Kim to Protector of Animals, aka POA SPAY at poainc.org, a nonprofit, primarily volunteer, no-kill organization whose mission is to increase the quality of life of all dogs and cats in the communities they serve.

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  1. shawn_rosenthal says:

    I miss my little sister so much, words cannot describe the pain our family and friends of Kim’s are feeling. She is the most beautiful person and I cherish every memory I have with her. She is with our father and our sister in law now and I know she’s surrounded by nothing but love and peace and she’s in a beautiful place and I can’t wait to be with her again. Kimberly Mae Rosenthal my heart is hurting so badly. I love you forever.

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