Timothy J. Lally, 29, of Ellington, died unexpectedly on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. He was born in Manchester on January 26, 1986, son of John H. Lally and Laura (Proteau) Lally of Ellington. He grew up in Ellington and graduated Ellington High School and was employed at several local restaurants as a chef. Tim was cursed with the gift of being a Red Sox fan. He enjoyed watching games with his mother and brother. He loved engaging in family rivalry with his Yankee loving uncles-always pointing out who has the most recent World Series ring. His soul was most moved by music. He found peace in the chaos of rock music. Music was ever present in his life. Tim very much missed his furry companions-Woody, Buddy and Bailey. He carried Bailey's dog tags on his key ring. In addition to his parents, he leaves a brother, Brendan Lally of Ellington; grandmothers, Eleanor Lally of Somers and Josephine Proteau of Enfield; aunts and uncles, Michael and Carolyn Lally of Enfield, Debbie and Mark Caron in Florida, Robert and Lisa Lally of Enfield, Harold and Lisa Lally of Ellington, Sandy and Dan Smith of Tolland, Diana and Dave Gamage of Ellington and Steve Proteau of Enfield and many special cousins and great aunt and uncles. He was predeceased by grandfathers, John Lally and Arthur Proteau.
Funeral services in celebration of Tim's life will be held on Sunday, January 24 at 3 p.m. at Somers Funeral Home, 354 Main Street, Somers. The family invites anyone to share stories or memories at this time. His family will receive friends on Sunday, January 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to The Partnership for a Drug Free American, drugfree.org. Tim's life was prematurely taken by the ravages of heroin addiction. Tim's family hopes that sharing this experience will help others to recognize the need for urgency in identifying and treating this killer disease. We want his memory to not be of his addiction but to be of the wonderful, funny and loving man that he was.