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Joan R. Kelly

1932 - 2015 BENNINGTON Joan R. Kelly, 82, a resident of Jefferson Heights, passed away Tuesday Mar. 3, at her home following a courageous battle with cancer. Joan was born in Far Rockaway, N.Y. on Mar. 30, 1932 the daughter of Vernon W. and Anna C. (Heyn) DeMois. She attended and graduated from school in Far Rockaway in 1950. Joan and her husband Thomas moved to Vermont from Long Island in 1977. The family owned and operated Red Top Taxi Service from 1977 until June 2000. She and Donna enjoyed being vendors at various shows and flea markets for the past thirty-three years. While meeting people there, she would learn of their personal crisis and pray for them, all the while still fighting her own many battles with cancer. She will always be remembered for her selflessness and kindness toward others, always putting their needs before her own. Joan enjoyed traveling, especially going on cruises with her family. Joan is survived by her daughter, Donna Kelly of Bennington; son, John W. Webb and his wife, Corrine, of Angola, N.Y.; brother, Vernon R. DeMois of Cypress, Texas, grand-daughters, Darien and Danielle of Angola, N.Y.; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Patrick Kelly, whom she married Nov. 6, 1954. Mr. Kelly died Nov. 20, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Ann Neher. FUNERAL NOTICE: A mass of Christian death and burial will be celebrated Wednesday morning Mar. 11, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart, St. Francis deSales Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday evening March 10, from 6 - 8 p.m. at HANSON-WALBRIDGE SHEA FUNERAL HOME 213 West Main Street Bennington, Vermont. If friends desire, memorial gifts in Joan's memory may be made to a local Humane Society of your choice or the Vermont Veterans Home Activities Fund, c/o Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home P.O. Box 957 Bennington, Vermont 05201. To send the family personal email condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com. The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home 213 West Main Street Bennington, Vermont.



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Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 7, 2015
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