Kelly Marie Leon, 43, of Burbank, California and formerly of Audubon, NJ, passed away on Feb. 21, after a brief illness. She was born on April 30, 1975, in Philadelphia.
Kelly attended Paul VI High School and graduated from Rosemont College. She earned a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University in Malibu and remained in California after graduate school. She practiced with Soultenders as a LMFT.
Kelly was a passionate advocate for animals, particularly those who were most vulnerable, and frequently shared news of those who needed a good home on her Facebook page. Her greatest joys included spending Christmas Eve, the Fourth of July and other occasions with family. Her adventures included a semester abroad in France during college.
Kelly is survived by her brother, Jeffrey(Rako) Silfies, and niece Martha Silfies, of Glendora; aunts and uncles Rich and Susie Leon, Rita Leon, Arthur Leon and John and Susan Leon; and cousins Ben Leon, Matt Leon, Kate Conroy, Holly Leon-Lierman, River Leon, Kevin Conroy, Heather Leon, Sean Leon, and Mickey Milligan. She was predeceased by aunts Nancy Leon and Eileen Leon.. Kelly was also survived by her mother Kathleen Leon, who passed away eight days after Kelly’s passing.
Kelly was quick to smile and to make you smile, and her sarcastic wit and caring nature will be long remembered by family and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of her life on March 17, 2019 at 11:30 AM at the Hinski-Tomlinson Funeral Home, 81 Haddon Ave., Haddonfield, NJ.
Donations in her memory can be made to any Animal Shelter of your choice or one of the following:
Voorhees Animal Orphanage, www.vaonj.org
Dogs Without Borders, www.dogswithoutborders.org