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Mary Kelehan


1915 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Mary Kelehan Obituary


Mary Donahue Kelehan, age 98, died on Saturday, (April 19, 2014) at the Inn at Freedom Village in Bradenton, FL. Mary Kelehan was born June 3, 1915, in Mobile, Alabama, the second of seven children of Lucile (King) and James Donahue. The Donahue family moved to St. Louis and then to Washington, D.C., where she met husband, James Lawrence Kelehan, and was married on January 3, 1941. A graduate of Harris Teachers College in Missouri, she later taught secretarial school in Washington, and also worked as a secretary in the office of the Secretary of the Navy before becoming a full-time homemaker. Mary and her husband relocated several times for business, living in Michigan, New York, Ohio, and Connecticut before retiring and moving to Bradenton, FL. Mary moved to Freedom Village, Bradenton, in 1998. Mary is survived by: her sister, Dorothy, of Anchorage, AK; her sister-in-law, Jeanne, of Catonsville, MD; her daughter, Catherine Reinis and her husband Fredric, of Rhinebeck, NY; her daughter-in-law, Margaret, of Hancock, ME and her sons, Mark and Jeffrey Frieser; her granddaughter, Jessica Lister and her husband Scott, of Farmington, CT, and their children, Katherine and Edward; and by many cherished nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren from both the Donahue and Kelehan families. She was predeceased by her husband, James; her son, Paul and five infant children; by her brothers William and James Leo, and by her sisters, Lucile, Margaret, and Helen. A graveside committal service will be held at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Sarasota FL, on June 3 at 8:30 a.m., followed by a memorial and celebration of her life at The Landings at Freedom Village also on June 3 at 3:00 p.m. A future celebration is planned in the Washington, D.C. area for her surviving family members. Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, 833 Magellan Dr., Sarasota, FL 34243. Guestbook: www.palmsrobartsfuneralhome.com


Published in The Hartford Courant from May 8 to May 11, 2014
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