Walter A. "Mike" Kelly Jr., 69, of Marlborough, formerly of Manchester, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at Hartford Hospital.
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Mike was born in Manchester on Sept. 8, 1943, son of the late Walter A. and Shirley (Elkerton) Kelly. He was raised in Manchester, served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army, and had been a resident of Marlborough since the 1970s. Prior to retiring Mike was a sales representative in the automotive tire industry for over 40 years in the Manchester and South Windsor area. He was the Marlborough Fire Commissioner, president of the Hebron Lions Club, a life member of the East Glastonbury Fish & Game Club and the Marlborough Moose Club, a member of the Irish Club of Glastonbury, and a member of various other groups.
He is survived by his daughter and two sons, Brenda L. Norman of Vernon, Walter T. Kelly of Marlborough, and Raymond D. Kelly and his wife Cara of Rollesville, N.C.; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Norman of Vernon, and Derek Kelly, Ryan Kelly, and Jack Kelly, all of North Carolina; his brother and two sisters, William J. Kelly and his wife, Pauline, of Windham, Jacqueline Kelly of Florida, and Patricia Ogren of New Jersey; his stepmother, Vivian Kelly of Virginia; several nieces and nephews; and his loving companion, Sarah Childress of Hebron.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 12, with a Mass of Resurrection at 10 a.m. at St. James Church, 896 Main St., Manchester. Burial will be private.
Visiting hours are Sunday, Nov. 11, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marlborough Volunteer Fire Dept., 7 Hebron Road, P.O. Box 237, Marlborough, CT 06447.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Nov. 10 to Nov. 14, 2012