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Brigid Kelly

April 21, 1983 — March 26, 2024


Brigid Kelly

Brigid Kelly passed away surrounded by love on March 26, 2024. Brigid's greatest blessings were her spouse, family, and friends, to whom she was deeply loyal. She loved big family celebrations, debating the latest political issues, spending time at activities with her nieces and nephew, and making the most of every day. Brigid is survived by her spouse, Steve Culter, parents Martha Tepe and Robert Kelly, brothers Ned (Heather) Kelly and Gregory (Oluwafisayo) Kelly, and a large extended family. She is awaited in Heaven by the family who preceded her in death, including her brother, Nicholas Robert Kelly.A proud daughter of Norwood, Ohio, Brigid was a graduate of Saint Ursula Academy, Xavier University, and the University of Cincinnati. Whether in her career serving the members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, in the Ohio Statehouse standing up for her constituents, or as the Hamilton County Auditor fighting for consumers, Brigid worked to ensure that more people had the opportunity for a better life.Our family will be forever grateful to Dr. Irfan Firdaus and the skilled medical team who provided care to Brigid after her cancer diagnosis. We offer special thanks to Dr. Monir Tabbosha, Dr. John Roberts, and Karin Tepe Kagrise. We appreciate the team at Queen City Hospice for their service to our family. Thank you all for giving us the gift of more time together. We also gratefully acknowledge the many kindnesses extended to our family during the past 2 years.We encourage you to wear Brigid's signature green as part of the celebration of life. Visitation is April 3 from 4pm-8pm at Naegele Kleb & Ihlendorf, 3900 Montgomery Rd, Norwood, OH 45212. Mass of Christian Burial is April 4 at 10am at Bellarmine Chapel, 3801 Francis Xavier Way, Cincinnati, OH 45207. (Livestream info,

We respectfully request NO FLOWERS but ask you to consider a donation as follows: Jennarosity at Cincinnati Children's ( including "Jennarosity" on check or to the scholarship program at Saint Ursula Academy ( including "Brigid Kelly" on check .
(If you or someone you know prefers to mail a check rather than donate online, please send it to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue, ML 9002, Cincinnati, OH . 45229-3026. Be sure to mark in the memo line: Team Jenna/Jennarosity otherwise your donation will be posted to Children's General Account.)


Jennarosity at Cincinnati Children's Hospital
3333 Burnet Avenue, ML 9002, Cincinnati OH 45229

Saint Ursula Academy
1339 E. McMillan Street, Cincinnati OH 45206
Tel: 1-513-961-3410

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, April 4, 2024

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