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Sean Martin Kelly


1966 - 2010 Obituary Condolences
Sean Martin Kelly Obituary
Sean, 44, a longtime Hermosa Beach resident, passed away on November 21, 2010 after a week of surfing in Mexico. Sean was born in Hinsdale, Illinois on March 1, 1966 to Edward and Laurette Kelly. Sean resided in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and attended St. Petronille grade school and Glenbard West High School, where he was a star of the 1983 State championship Glenbard West football team. Sean graduated from the University of Illinois in 1988 and was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. Sean moved to Southern California and became an avid surfer and ski/snow boarder. Sean met his wife Laura Mani in Hermosa Beach and they spent 15 loving years together as friends and partners. Sean was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, where he and Laura married and taught confirmation classes. Sean was active in the Hermosa Beach community, and every weekend, he could be found with Laura at El Porto. Sean is survived by his wife, Laura; parents, Edward and Laurette; siblings Mary, Edward, Jr., Sarah, Mark, Matt, Amy and Michael; nieces and nephews, Shannon, Caitlin, Christina, Matthew, Veronica, Jane, Sean, Amy, Ryan; and great-nephew, Korey. Sean touched the hearts of everyone he met and he will be greatly missed. Sean will be remembered for his charismatic personality, sense of life and adventure, ability to live life to the fullest and his tremendous love for his friends and family. A visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on November 26 at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503. A rosary service will be held after the visitation at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 320 Massey St., Hermosa Beach, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Saturday November 27 at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, it would be appreciated if donations were made in Sean's honor to the Surf Rider Foundation, www.surfrider.org or the Susan G. Koman for the Cure, ww5.komen.org. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.Please go to the mortuary's website, www.LAfuneral.com to send the family messages, share memories or to obtain directions to the services. Check back to view the online video tribute.


Published in Daily Breeze on Nov. 25, 2010
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