Angela "Michelle" Boyd, 53, of Bridgeport, died March 29, 2010, at home, where she loved to be.

Born and raised in Florida, she relocated to Connecticut to be with her closest friends. She had a wonderful life and was loved by her employers at the Avery Center in Westport and also by the people she worked with at Balducci's.

Boyd loved the beach and sunny days; vacationing in Key West; decorating and entertaining with family and friends; and was a great hostess. She had a real passion for life and living in the moment.

She is survived by her friends, Peter J. Vadas, Mary Vadas and her family, all of Fairfield; Suzanne and Sean Armstrong of Easton; her niece, Shannon Armstrong; and Carrie McKie of West Chester, N.Y., who always watched over her.

The Rev. Paul Whitmore will officiate a celebration of her life at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, at the Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road, Fairfield. Visiting hours will take place at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m.

Donations may be made in her memory to the Southport Congregational Mission Fund, 524 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT 06890.

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