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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.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Nov. 3, 2007
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