Keri Astri Torkelsen Rodney

Keri Astri Torkelsen Rodney passed away on Feb. 28, 2024, at the age of 31, after a long courageous battle with cancer.

She was born on Nov. 7, 1992, in Southold, to Betty Ann Torkelsen. On Sept. 4, 2018, she married her best friend and the love of her life, Joseph Rodney. They made their home in Shirley with their blended family of six children.

Following in the footsteps of her grandfather, Keri worked with her husband, Joe, in construction. It’s no wonder that she built little birdhouses in our souls. She was a strong, caring and vivacious woman. Her catchphrase was “I’ll be your friend!” Keri was the life of every party. Her smile could light up an entire room. She kept her sense of humor and positive attitude to the very end.

Surviving are her devoted husband, Joseph Rodney; her children, Cassandra Torkelsen, Kayleigh Rodney and Alice Rodney; and her stepchildren, Gabrielle Rodney, Joseph Rodney Jr., and Tracy Rodney. She was predeceased by her mother, Betty Ann Torkelsen, sister Daria Okrasinski, and grandparents Lars and Astri Torkelsen.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 20, at 10 a.m. at Mattituck Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. James Cubie officiating the service, followed by a brunch reception in the social hall. All who loved Keri are welcome to attend.

This is a paid notice.