Governor's Councilor Kelly Timilty passed away Tuesday at the age of 49, according to multiple media outlets.
Timilty served under five governors as an elected official for District 2. She was a Roslindale resident.
Through the years, Timilty worked with countless elected officials and residents, some of who have offered comments on her passing:
"Kelly was a wonderful person from a public service family through her family history," said . "She loved Boston, she loved her entire district. She was accessible. She was funny. She was just really, really a kind, kind person. I always enjoyed seeing her and catching up and talking about her family. She was always interested in what I was doing and supportive. I’m really going to miss her. The Parkway lost a very special person and a public servant today."
“Councilor Timilty was not only a dedicated and outstanding public servant, but also a good friend, said , D-Boston. “Her passing at such a young age is a terrible loss to her husband Jim, the Timilty family and the people of our community. My thoughts and prayers are with the Timilty family."
Governor Deval Patrick and Lt. Gov. Tim Murray offered statements, as well.
“My heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and family of Kelly Timilty,” said Patrick via press release. “Kelly was a kind and friendly person who loved public service and was an effective voice for her constituents on the Governor’s Council. She will be sorely missed by those who worked with her over her many years of dedicated service.”
“Kelly Timilty served her district and the Commonwealth proudly for many years,” said Murray via press release. “As a member of the Governor’s Council and staff for former Congressman Moakley, she will be remembered for her good work and commitment to public service. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.”
Kelly Timilty is the sister of Senator James Timilty, who represents Medfield. with Senator Timilty and State Representative Dan Winslow as a result of the senator's loss.
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