1987 – 2013
Putnam – Brian R. Kallio, 26, of Cleveland St., passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013 in Hartford Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He courageously battled Cystic Fibrosis his entire life, defying all odds and never stopped fighting until his last breath. Born in Putnam, he was the son of Sandra (Jordan) Kallio and Brian D. Kallio and the amazing big brother of Brittany Kallio.
In addition to his parents, on his maternal side, Brian is survived by his grandmother Norma Jordan of Danielson; his aunt and uncle, David and Cynthia Peterson of Putnam; his brothers through life Paul Tetreault of Plainfield and Storm Lessard of Putnam; cousin, Meaghan Gagnon and her husband James; and uncle Peter Jordan and his partner Sandy Mayo and their children Raymond and Ashley of Putnam.
On his paternal side, Brian is survived by his step mom, Julie Ann Kallio of Brooklyn; step sister, Tayler Ann Mortimer and her daughter Novah Skye of Brooklyn; aunt and uncle, Timothy and Amy Brunet of Brooklyn; and cousins Kody and Lexie Brunet. Brian also leaves behind many, many friends. He is predeceased by his step brother Travis Mortimer.
Brian was a sports enthusiast and maintained a blog called Water Cooler Talks. He was an avid golfer and belonged to the Woodstock Golf Course, a die hard NY Giants fan always anticipating the start of the season and was Commissioner of the Football Guru’s a fantasy football league.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Brian’s family from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, November 1, 2013 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A gathering will begin at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 2, 2013 with a service at 12:00 pm in the funeral home, followed by burial in Munyan Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Brian R. Kallio Fund c/o Citizens National Bank, 182 Main St., Putnam, CT 06260 to help the family with his funeral expenses. Brian’s family would like to thank all of his family and friends for their support through this difficult time. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.