We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Maloney Funeral Home, Inc.
Adele Groppo Kellogg, beloved mother and grandmother, formerly of Winsted, CT, died peacefully at home in Ringoes, NJ on December 13, 2021, surrounded by her cherished family.
Born on January 15, 1947 in Winsted, CT, Adele was the only child of the late Julio and Dorothy (Ferry) Groppo. Graduating from Gilbert High School in Winsted, CT in 1965, Adele attended Endicott College and graduated with a degree in Retail Merchandizing in 1967. She married Daniel C. Kellogg in 1972 and they were married for 12 years.
Adele believed in leaving the world a better place than how she found it through caring and cultivating. She recognized that knowledge and experience were the keys to success, and was a proponent for all her family members achieving both real-world and academic successes.
She was an extraordinary caregiver and both honored and cared for her parents, aunt and uncle at the end of their lives. She brought that same passion for caregiving when she moved to New Jersey and helped raise and nurture her grandchildren, passing along beautiful family traditions and knowledge. She used her love of cooking and baking as a tool to teach resilience and perseverance, and by following the recipe with these ingredients, and sprinkling the end product with much love, anyone could achieve sweet success.
Adele’s love of animals, whether it be her horses that had a special part of her heart from an early age, or her beloved Cane Corsos, demonstrated how she treated all things with love, dignity and respect. She was a Groppo certified master gardener and cultivated far more than just the earth by growing beautiful flowers, fruits and vegetables to nourish her friends and family.
She worked in print advertising for several local publications in northwestern Connecticut for many years prior to her retirement. Adele used action as a means of educating others, actively volunteering and supporting local government organizations and environmental causes.
Though she will be missed by all who felt her love and were guided by her wisdom, her legacy will surely live on in the generations to come that learned from the best!
Besides her parents, Adele was preceded in death by many members of her large and extended family.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Christopher D. and Dorothea S. Kellogg; her grandchildren Daniel F. Kellogg and Elizabeth A. Kellogg; and a large extended family of beloved Groppo cousins.
Adele will lie in repose on Sunday, December 19, 2021 from Noon-1:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 38 State Highway 31, Flemington, NJ. It is respectfully requested that all attendees wear masks at this event. Your cooperation and understanding is greatly appreciated by the family.
A Celebration of Life service will take place on Sunday, December 19, 2021 beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home and to which all are welcome.
Realizing that some may be unable to attend due to the pandemic, the gathering and life celebration service on Sunday will be live-streamed, with the stream being active starting at 1:15 p.m. To watch, please click HERE and kindly ensure you do not have a pop-up blocker enabled. (If you are having issues with clicking above, please follow this link: https://vimeo.com/event/1660958/fce580a055).
Burial next to her beloved aunt, Mary Creighton Ferry, will take place in the family plot at Forest View Cemetery, Winsted, CT, in the Spring of 2022 and the day and time of those services will be announced on this page when known (date will not be posted prior to February 2022).
Please visit Adele’s permanent memorial site at www.wrightfamily.com to light a memorial candle, leave messages of condolence, share words of comfort and recollection, and post photographs of her life.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her honor may be made to the Salvation Army Winsted, via mail to 716 Main Street, Winsted, CT 06098 or online by clicking HERE, or to Volunteer Guardianship, via mail to 188 State Highway 31, Flemington, NJ 08822 or online by clicking HERE.