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“Kimmy was my daughter's dear friend and it was an honor knowing her when we lived in Newton, MA so many years ago. She was a girl scout in my girl...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Pamela Meyer - Seattle, WA

“What makes a person so special and so memorable that you can never meet her yet will never forget her? What makes a person so worthy of respect and...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Dan Garbett - Salem, MA - Friend

“Kim you were a great person with a big heart thank you for being you. You will truly be missed ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: KASON Mims - QUEENS, NY - Friend

“Mr. and Mrs. Bilello,I am so saddened and sorry to learn of Kim's passing. I remember fondly teaching her in our middle school class and seeing her...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Stephen Paluseo - Weston, MA

“Bob, Deb, Chris and Sarah, My deepest sorrow and condolences to your family. I am humbled before your strength and love. God bless you all. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Ken Miller - W. Newton, MA

“Sending our deepest sympathies for your loss.-Jordan, Jennifer & Jamen Goldberg ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Jordan Goldberg - Newton, MA

“Sending prayers and healing thoughts to the whole family. My deepest condolences. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Erin Garry - Arlington, MA

“On behalf of all of the faculty and staff in the SCSU Department of Nursing, our deepest condolences for all of Kimberly's family and friends. The...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Lisa Rebeschi - New Haven, CT

“Godspeed ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Liane Cadman - Auburndale, MA

“Dear Debbie and Bobby, Christopher and SarahOur hearts are breaking for you, we wish there was something we could say or do to lessen the pain you...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Linda Powers - Staten Island, NY

May Weekend 2002 “Kim you were a one of a kind-huge heart, fierce style, loyal friend, and a woman who made everyone laugh. You fought hard and are finally at peace. ...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Erica Magarian - Plymouth, MA


Waltham – Kimberly A. Bilello, of Waltham, died peacefully at home on Sunday, May 21, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was 36.

Kim was born in Greenfield on January 8, 1981, the beloved daughter of Robert and Deborah (Guiry) Bilello. She graduated from The Rivers School in Weston and then earned her bachelor's degree from Quinnipiac College and her nursing degree from Southern Connecticut State University.

She began her career as a pediatric nurse at Franciscan Children's Hospital in Brighton and later at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut.

The tender care she rendered to her young patients reflected the sweet goodness that brought her to take up nursing in the first place . . . and it was that same kind of care given by her mother and father that kept her spirit alive during her long illness.

In addition to her parents, Bob and Debbie, she leaves her brother, Christopher K. Bilello and his wife, Sarah, of South Hamilton; her niece, Grace Bilello and many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.

Kim was also the sister of the late Justin K. Bilello.

Family and friends will honor and remember Kim's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, May 25th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Friday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, NE Chapter, 72 River Park Street, Suite 202, Needham, MA 02494 - www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/chapters/ne/ - or to the charity of one's choice.

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A tribute to Kimberly by her cousin Morgan Parleman.

My Cousin Kimmy
2015

My entire life I've grown up with a large family. My Grandmother had 7 children. Collectively, between all my aunts and uncles I have fourteen cousins. My grandmother having eighteen grandchildren in total.

In my family a time of great happiness is often followed by a period of tragedy. This family is full of great people who cannot catch a break. Typically, when tragedy does strike, we all leave it "in the hands of God" as my grandmother would say. I feel that God has a plan for everyone, especially my cousin Kimmy.
My Aunt Debbie gave birth to Kimberly Anne Bilello on January 8th 1981. She was and continues to be a proud big sister to two little brothers Chris and Justin. Kim embodies everything that this family is. She is fiercely loyal, caring, and a fighter. When she turned 8 years old my aunt and uncle were told the devastating news that my cousin had Crohn's Disease.

Kim suffered through the challenges of Crohn's disease during her childhood years. When she was nine years old she spent a period of two months in the hospital. Through high school, against all odds, she continued to thrive. Kim was playing competitive sports and even keeping a part time job. Through it all, Kim eventually finished her four years of high school, graduated, and was accepted into Quinnipiac University. It would be here at Quinnipiac where Kim would pursue her dreams to be a nurse. Her path always clear, she wanted to help kids in the same way her nurses helped her.

College, similarly to high school, would continue to be a battle, but again my cousin reigned victorious. Graduating even with all odds stacked against her Kimmy became a registered nurse, and she was ready to begin her career. Landing her first job in a pediatric ward it seemed as if Kimmy had found her niche. Looking through the eyes of the children and their parents seeing nurse Kim come through the door was a blessing. Kimmy was and still continues to be a thick-headed bull and is willing to do anything for anyone as long as she deems it the right thing to do. Again, this reiterates just how fiercely loyal, caring, and how much of a fighter Kim is, not only for her family, but for her patients as well. She had once been that scared nine year old in the hospital bed, protocols and people were not about to tell her how she had to treat these children. She knew how to help them because she had lived through it first hand.

Once again Crohn's roared its ugly head and her career as a nurse came to a screeching halt. A multitude of doctor visits, numerous hospital trips, and continual IV drips became her norm once again. She was forced to move from her home in Connecticut back to Boston with my aunt and uncle. Kim was devastated but still determined all at the same time.

Despite her career being permanently sidelined, and her health not being the best Kimmy continued to do just what she was best at, she made people laugh. Once at home, her favorite line became "I'm 30 something years old ma". The only changes this line has made in all of these years has been the age number. It never fails to make a whole house erupt with laughter when you hear her screaming that down the stairs.

She took us on trips to stores whenever we visited; she even let me spend $44 on candy in one single candy store as long as I promised to share my Swedish Fish with her. She is the type of person who would do anything to make someone else smile.

My aunts and my mom went out for a sister day, so Kimmy was left in charge of me. She took me to the mall and bought me my first pair of Jordan basketball sneakers. Now, this normally would not seem like a big thing, but these shoes meant a lot to me. To this day I still remember them. They were god awful ugly pale white with blue trim and silver shoe laces. The shoes meant a lot to me but what she said

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