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Kristin (Kern) Snyder

February 11, 1976 ~ January 26, 2021 (age 44)


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Kristin (Kern) Snyder, 44, beloved wife of David Snyder, passed away at her home surrounded by the love of her family on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.  A true warrior, she fought her two year battle with every ounce of her being.

Born and raised in Southington, she was one of three children to Darrell and JoAnn (Fleming) Kern.  Kristin’s lifelong love for the water was ever-present, fulfilled with beach days, synchronized swimming, teaching lessons, and lifeguarding.  She was a graduate of Southington High School, where she was the recipient of the Female Scholar Athlete Award and set two of the school’s records while Captain of the swim team.  She furthered her education at UCONN, where she majored in Physical Therapy.  Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease during her sophomore year, Kristin took a brief hiatus, returning to earn her Master’s Degree after beating her diagnosis.  Over the following twenty years, she would make a positive impact on countless patients through her work at Yale New Haven Hospital, Interim Health Care, Midstate Medical Center and the Berlin VNA.   Kristin’s pride and joy were her two children, Nathan and Meghan, to whom she modeled the essence of kindness, hard work, and courage.   Fixtures in their hometown of Berlin, she instilled in them the importance of volunteerism, selflessness and civic duties.   Gone much too soon, she will forever be remembered, leaving a legacy of admirable strength, love and compassion.

She will be missed dearly by her parents, Darrell and JoAnn, her husband, David and their children, Nathan and Meghan; her brother, Jason Kern, his wife Stephenie and their children, Brayden, Beckham, Briggs and Blakely of Scottsdale, AZ; her sister Jennifer Tokarz, her husband Justin and their daughter, Charlotte of Rockfall, CT; her father-in-law, David Snyder of Plainville; her sister-in-law Sarah Tessier, her husband Ken and their children Emily and Julia; along with a wide circle of friends, patients and associates.  She was predeceased by her Oma Caroline Kern, her Poppy John Fleming; and her mother-in-law, Colleen Snyder.

Kristin’s legacy and love for her family may be remembered with contributions to the Educational Fund for Nathan and Meghan Snyder, c/o TD Bank, 1127 Farmington Ave., Berlin, CT 06037 or any TD Bank branch.

Family and friends may gather in celebration of Kristin’s life on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St, Plainville.  Guests are asked to attend in accordance with CDC guidelines, wear face coverings and practice social distancing.  For online expressions of sympathy, please visit Kristin’s tribute page at www.PlainvilleFuneralHome.com

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Gathering of Family and Friends
February 2, 2021

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Plainville Funeral Home
81 Broad St PO Box 877
Plainville, CT 06062


Educational Fund for Nathan and Meghan Snyder
TD Bank 1127 Farmington Ave., Berlin CT 06037

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