KELLY, Irene S.
Irene S. (Gut) Kelly, 83, of Newington, the loving wife for 62 years of Thomas Kelly, passed away on Thursday (October 4, 2012) at Hartford Hospital. Born in Poland to the late Stanley and Mary Gut, she has lived in Newington since 1955. She was a member of St. Mary's Church, the Newington Senior Center and the Newington Square Dance Club. Irene and Tom always enjoyed the times that they spent travelling with their close friends, especially their Polka Dancing weekends. In her youth, Irene survived the Holocaust in Poland and then came to America where she met Tom. She loved gardening and spending time with friends, but her family was the most important thing in her life and she cherished cooking Sunday dinners for them over the years. In addition to her beloved husband Tom, she leaves her daughters, Connie Baker and her husband Ken of Tolland; Diane Link and her husband Stephen of West Hartford; her four grandchildren, Amelia and Nathan Baker and Taylor and Thomas Link, her brother Lucian Gut and her sister Jean Adamik. She was pre-deceased by her sisters Paula and Helen.
A Mass of Christian burial for Irene will be held on Monday, October 8 at 9:30 a.m. at the Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, 303 Tunxis Rd., West Hartford, CT 06107. She will be laid to rest in Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery in Bloomfield at 1 p.m. on Monday. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave. Newington. Memorial donations in her name may be made to Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, 303 Tunxis Rd., West Hartford, CT 06107. To share a memory with her family, please visit us at www.newingtonmemorial.com.