Raymond L. Kelly
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KELLY, Raymond L. Raymond L. Kelly, 84, beloved husband of Theresa (Cassano) Kelly of Enfield, died Thursday (November 1, 2007) at Hartford Hospital. Born in Middletown, on March 13, 1923, son of the late Samuel and Josephine (Bray) Kelly, he had lived in East Hartford and Broad Brook before moving to Enfield for the last 20 years. Before retiring he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 17 years and prior to that Interstate Vendaway and the Bond Bread Company, formerly of Hartford for 20 years. Mr. Kelly was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of St. Catherine Church, Broad Brook. Raymond enjoyed being outdoors in his garden and working on many household projects. Raymond was an avid sports fan, supporting the New York Yankees, Boston Celtics, New York Giants, and the UCONN sports programs. Most of all, Raymond enjoyed spending time with his family, as he was an extremely devoted husband, father, and grandfather. His amiable personality and undying optimism in the face of adversity serve as inspiration to his family. In addition to his wife, he leaves his children, Stephen R. Kelly and his wife Janet of Rocky Hill, Cheryl M. Walker of Bristol, and Debra E. Maguire and her husband William of Ellington; two sisters, Dorothy Russell and Caroline Kelly, both of Middletown; five grandchildren, Kirk W.R. Walker and his wife Margaret, Kelly E. Walker, Maggie E. Kelly, Meaghan E. Maguire and Shannon Maguire; a sister-in-law, Angela Kelly in Florida and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Christopher and John Kelly. Family and friends may gather, Monday, 9 a.m., at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Rd., South Windsor, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m., at St. Catherine Church. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Catherine Cemetery, Broad Brook. His family will receive friends Sunday from 4-6 p.m. at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 142 Hazard Ave., Enfield, CT 06082; or to the Farmington Valley Visiting Nurses Association, 8 Old Mill Ln., Simsbury, CT 06070. For online condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.

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Published in Hartford Courant on Nov. 3, 2007.
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November 13, 2007
To the Kelly Family:

I was very sad to open the newspaper and find that a long ago friend of mine had passed on. “Mr. Kelly" was very much a part of me and my sister’s lives for many years as we were friends of Cheryl and Deb throughout school. I was particularly thinking of the Kellys since a friend of mine just finished having a house built in East Hampton and driving past Lake Pocotopaug at the end of October I couldn’t help but think of all the fun times we had at that Lake. Mr. and Mrs. Kelly would take us with their kids after Mr. Kelly got off of work (early afternoon, I believe) and we would swim, hang out at the snack shack and have a great time. There are so many other fond memories I have of the whole family - I think of you often and I imagine that you all have the finest memories of Dad, Ray, and Grandpa. I am so sorry for your loss.
Denise (Southard) Leiper
November 11, 2007
To The Family,
I'm so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Ray at Vendaway years ago.
Bill Tromley
November 5, 2007
Steve and Janet,

I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. May the many fond memories you shared help you and your family through this difficult time. Below is one of my favorite Irish blessings for you and your Dad:

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
May the rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.
Sheila Wagner
November 4, 2007
Dear Stephen and Jan We were so sorry to hear about your loss of your Dad.However we know that he is in the hands of our God and along with your dad (Jan) God love them Both.
Irma &Joe Czerwinski
November 4, 2007
Grampy i will always be thinking of you and love you dearly forever.... "shoot for the moon and you may catch a star"

<3 always,

maggie kelly
November 3, 2007
Our sincere sympathies for your loss.
Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home
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