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George Kelly


1927 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
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George Kelly

1927 - 2016 George T. Kelly, Jr., age 89, of Utica, NY, formerly of Pittsfield, MA, died Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Utica Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. He was born June 3, 1927 in Pittsfield, MA, the son of the late George T., Sr. and Daisy Bell (Wixon) Kelly. George was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1945 - 1947 during World War II. He was employed as a Firefighter with the Pittsfield Fire Department for many years, until his retirement in 1982. He was the widower of the late Barbara Gross Kelly of Utica, NY. He was formerly married to the late Constance Warren Kelly of Pittsfield, MA. He is survived by his current wife: Lucille (Defazio) Howard-Kelly of Utica, NY; a son and two daughters: George T. Kelly, III (and Linda), of Cumming, GA, Karen Phillips (and Bill), of Pittsfield, MA, and Sheila Liebenow (and Matthew), of Pittsfield, MA; six grandchildren: Michael and Thomas Kelly, Jacqueline Connor (and Dale), Corey Phillips. and Matthew and Ashley Liebenow; seven great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A son, Edward W. Kelly of Daytona Beach, FL, predeceased him, as well as his sister, Kathleen Davis, and his four brothers, R. Jack, Allan, Donald and Michael Kelly. A private Memorial Service is to be held at the columbarium at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, NY with full military honors. Arrangements are under the direction of Copeland Funeral Home, Inc., 162 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle from July 17 to July 19, 2016
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