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Christopher G. Kelly, Sr., 78, of Palm Coast, died April 2, 2013 at the Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House. Mr. Kelly was born on February 17, 1935 in Yonkers, NY, the son of Arthur and Edna Clark Kelly. He graduated from Saunders Technical School, and then enlisted in the United States Army. He worked as a lineman for Consolidated Edison, retiring in 1998 with over 35 years of service. Mr. Kelly was a member of the Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the Elks Lodge, and the Italian American Social Club. He was an avid Duke basketball and New York Yankees fan. He also loved karaoke and sailing. Mr. Kelly was predeceased by his 1st wife of 37 years, Ann Marie DeChent Kelly and his 2nd wife of 8 years, Patricia Maher Kelly.
He is survived by his wife, the former Betty Connolly whom he married January 14, 2012; two daughters, Mary Beth (Tom) Germann of Herkimer, NY; Katharine (Robert) Sullivan of Port Orange, FL; three sons, Christopher (Doreen) Kelly, Jr., of Raleigh, NC; Matthew (fiancé Angela McKenna) Kelly of Wappinger Falls, NY; Gregory Kelly of Hopewell Junction, NY; as well as his stepchildren, John and Brian Maher and their family; one sister, Nancy (Bill) Halpin of Las Vegas, NV; and five grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be held Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church, 915 N. Central Ave., in Flagler Beach. Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Kelly's name to Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House, 150 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast, FL 32164. Arrangements are in the trust and care of the Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home in Flagler Beach. Condolences may be sent to www.craigflaglerpalms.com
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Apr. 4, 2013