Robert F. Kelly, 89, of Thomasville, GA and formerly of Upton, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013 at his home. He was the husband of Pauline L. (Blanchard) Kelly and was a farmer who owned and operated Bob Kelly Farm Stand in Upton for many years. Mr. Kelly was born in Big Lake, WA, a son of the late James and Mary Ellen (Clark) Kelly. He was a past president of the New England Vegetable Growers, a member of the Massachusetts Farm Bureau, and was a Knight of Columbus. In addition to his wife, he leaves three sons, Robert R. Kelly of Thomasville and his wife Valerie of Orlando, FL, John E. Kelly and his wife Elaine of Blandford, and Dennis M. Kelly and his wife Linda of Lakeland, FL; a brother, Richard Kelly of Upton; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, James Kelly, and sister, Mary Lukko. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine Church in Thomasville on Monday. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Williams-Pedersen Funeral Home (www.uptonfunerals.com), 45 Main St., Upton at noon on Thursday, May 2. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. in Lakeview Cemetery in Upton. An online register is available at www.allenfh.com.
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Published in Milford Daily News on Apr. 28, 2013