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Joanne M. (Deane) Kelly

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Joanne M. (Deane) Kelly
Loving wife, dedicated mother & grandmother

LOWELL -- Joanne M. (Deane) Kelly, a resident of the Highlands section of the city, died Sept. 28, 2011, at Lowell General Hospital after a lengthy illness, aged 76 years. She was the beloved wife of William J. Kelly with whom she celebrated 55 years of marriage, last June.

Born in Somerville, May 26, 1935, a daughter of the late William J. and Helena (O'Connell) Deane. She received her early education at St. Johns Grammar School in Cambridge and St. Johns High School with the Class of 1953.

Joanne worked for New England Tel. and Tel. as an operator for several years. She met William in 1953 and they married on June 2, 1956, settling in Lowell to raise their family.

Mrs. Kelly was a longtime communicant of St. Margaret Church in Lowell.

She loved to take trips throughout New England with Bill and family, especially to Cape Cod. Joanne also loved a good book.

Mrs. Kelly was a kind and generous person who will always be remembered for her love and dedication to her family.

Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, David Kelly and his wife Donna of Lowell, Kevin Kelly and his wife Sheryl of Westboro, Phillip Kelly and his wife Mai of Methuen. Three daughters, Nancy Van Alst and her husband Charles of Tyngsboro, Maria Kelly and Kathryn Kelly RN, both of Lowell. Eight cherished grandchildren, William R. Kelly, Robert L. Kelly, Chelsea E. Kelly, Olivia E. Van Alst, John P. Kelly, Alexander P. Van Alst, Allison R. Kelly and Eilleen R. Kelly. A brother, William Deane and his wife Myrna of Melrose. Also by many nieces and nephews.

KELLY -- In Lowell, Sept. 28, 2011. Joanne M. (Deane) Kelly of Lowell, aged 76 years. Beloved wife of William J. Kelly. Friends will be received at the MORSE-BAYLISS FUNERAL HOME, 122 Princeton Blvd. in the Highlands on Friday from 4 to 8 PM. Mrs. Kelly's funeral on Sat. from the Funeral Home at 8:30 AM with a funeral mass at St. Margaret Church, Lowell at 9:30 AM. Interment in St. Patrick Cemetery, Lowell. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions in her name to the Poor Clare Sisters, Monastery of St. Clare, 445 River Rd. Andover, MA 01810-4213. Funeral Directors, Frederick W. Healy and Walter F. Bayliss Jr. To express condolences to the family, please visit Joanne's memorial page at www.morsebaylissfuneralhome.com

Published in Lowell Sun from Sept. 29 to Sept. 30, 2011
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