Kelly, Thomas F.
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Massachusetts: Passed away peacefully in the afternoon of March 8th, 2014, at the age of 84.
Known simply as "TK" to his many friends, Tom was born on February 2nd, 1930 to William and Carol (Cullen) Kelly in Rochester, NY. Tom was the third of 4 children. His siblings included Jack, Carol and David Kelly.
Tom joined the US Navy in 1951 and while serving, Tom met and fell in love with Claire Augusta (Capelotti) Kelly, of Brockton, MA. Tom and Claire were married on July 29th, 1954 and remained married for over 55 years.
Tom enjoyed spending time mostly with his family and friends. He was a person who easily engaged in conversation with anyone he came in contact with. He enjoyed sports, and golf was Tom's passion.
Tom is survived by three daughters: Jacqueline (Kelly) Barbera and her husband David of Chelmsford, MA; Linda J. Kelly of Hyannis, MA and Geri C. Kelly of Dutton, VA; and two son's: Thomas C. Kelly and his wife Lynn of Yarmouth, MA; J. Mark Kelly and his wife Marlene of Cotuit, MA. Tom is also survived by 6 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren.
Tom will join his beloved wife Claire in eternity at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA in a private ceremony to be held in April or May. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to American Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).
So Long Pal . . .
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Mar. 11, 2014