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Bernard M. Kelley

1930 - 2014 PITTSFIELD Bernard Mark "Bunny" Kelley, 83, of Pittsfield, died Friday, March 28, 2014, at Craneville Place of Dalton. Born in Pittsfield on June 30, 1930, the son of Charles C. and Mary R. O'Neill Kelley, he was a 1948 graduate of St. Joseph Central High School, where he played football. He was a 1957 graduate of Williams College, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in English, and played football there, as well. Continuing his education, he graduated from North Adams State Teachers College, in 1963, with a Master's Degree in Education. He was a U.S. Army veteran during the Korean conflict. Mr. Kelley was a self-employed carpenter and landscaper for many years. He was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church. Mr. Kelley had been a member of the Pittsfield Shade Tree Commission, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Lenox. He enjoyed history, traveling, reading, and doing crossword puzzles, as well as gardening. Mr. Kelley leaves his wife, the former Veronica J. Koziol, whom he married April 15, 1961, in Holy Family Church; two daughters, Julianne Powers and her husband, Michael, of Melrose, and Caroline M. Kelley of East Dorset, Vt.; a brother, Frederick T. Kelley and his wife, Nadine, of Bethany Beach, Del.; a sister, Marion R. Brower of Warsaw, Ky., and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers, Daniel, Charles, John, and Gerald, and a sister, Eleanor Klimetz. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Bernard M. Kelley will be held Wednesday, April 2, at 8:15 a.m. from DERY FUNERAL HOME in Pittsfield with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 9 a.m., at St. Joseph's Church, celebrated by the Rev. Msgr. Michael A. Shershanovich. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Central High School in care of the Funeral Home, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield.


Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Mar. 31, 2014
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