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Rosemary Kelly (1922 - 2014)

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Kelly, Rosemary

Rosemary Kelly passed away peacefully on February 16, 2014 surrounded by her family at the Joseph Raso Hospice Residence in New City. She was born in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan to Michael and Nellie McKenna on June 30, 1922. Rosemary graduated Cathedral High School and attended Grace Institute, both in Manhattan. Before retiring in 1984, Rosemary was a secretary for the New York City Dept of Health.

She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Sr. and her son, Richard Jr., who both died in 1986.

Rosemary is survived by her children, Rosanne Kiely (James), Patricia McCrodden (Mark), Michael (Mary), Eileen Breslin (John), Brian, Regina LaTourette (William), and John (Rosemarie); her 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and her sister Virginia Thompson and her brother Michael McKenna.

She was also predeceased by her brother Lawrence McKenna.

A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, 10am, at the Sacred Heart Chapel in Sparkill with burial to follow at Gate of Heaven in Hawthorne. Visiting hours will be Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9pm, at the Moritz Funeral Home in Tappan. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph's Adullt Care Home, 125 Sisters Servants Lane, Sloatburg, NY 10974 or United Hospice of Rockland (

Moritz Funeral Home

98 Route 303 South

Tappan, NY 10983

(845) 359-0890

Published in the The Journal News on Feb. 18, 2014
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Moritz Funeral Home
98 Route 303 South Tappan, NY 10983
(845) 359-0890
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