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Francis J. Kelly

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Francis J. Kelly, age 85, former lifelong resident of Chicago, died on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003 at Badger Prairie Health Care Center in Verona, WI. He was born on Aug. 22, 1917 in Chicago, the son of Ray Kelly and Marie Orr Kelly. He was a member of St. John Fisher Catholic Church in Chicago and supported many charities. Francis was a member of the AFSCME Union. He began his lifetime union work at the American Forge Co. in Chicago and rose to the office and title of the Assistant Secretary of Labor for the State of Illinois until his retirement. He was a Veteran of the Army, serving overseas during WWII. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Jean, nee Grillo; and his many Grillo and Kelly nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held in Madison, WI. If desired memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home, 5701 Odana Rd, Madison, WI, 608-274-1000 . www.ryanfuneralservice.com.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Feb. 21, 2003
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