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Joan F. (Clifford) Kelly

Stoughton, Massachusetts

Feb 24, 1938 – Sep 5, 2020 (Age 82)


February 24, 1938
September 5, 2020
Stoughton, Massachusetts


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Farley Funeral Home Obituary

With heavy hearts, we'd like to share that Joan Frances (Clifford) Kelly passed away on September 5th surrounded by her beloved family. For those who had the joy of knowing Joan, these hearts are left with an abundance of kindness, experiencing her benevolent soul. She is the wife of the late Paul F. Kelly. Daughter of the late Michael and Johanna Clifford, Joan was born and raised in Southie. Joan was a resident of Stoughton for almost 60 years. She loved coordinating the town STOYAC softball league and was an active and devoted parishioner of St. James Church, teaching CCD for many years. After raising their five children, Joan and Paul traveled the world together. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, Joan always put her family in the forefront of her life. Joan is the mother of Joan Conti and her husband Mark of Franklin, Paula Davis and her husband Brian of Newburyport, Barbara Corrigan of Stoughton, James Kelly and his husband Brian Downer of N. Reading, and Michelle "Mickey" Doherty of Wrentham. She is the beloved grandmother of Maxwell Conti and his wife Becca, Nicole Salim and her husband Jason, Rebecca Davis and her fiancé Derek Leary, Rachel Davis, Patrick, Nicholas, and Kelly Corrigan and Samantha, Jack and Kate Doherty. Joan is the sister of Patrick Clifford of Duxbury and the late Mary Mulrennan and Noreen Flynn. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rte. 27) Stoughton, on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 10 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at the St. James Church, Stoughton at 11 am. Visiting hours are Tuesday from 4 pm to 7 pm at Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park Street (Rte. 27), Stoughton. Interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery, Stoughton. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley St., West Bridgewater, 02379.

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Please accept my condolences . I'm so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May the word of God comfort and strengthen you. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17

My sincere condolences to the Kelly family. So many memories of Joan on the STOYAC softball fields. She was an inspiration to all who knew her. May she Rest In Peace.

I was fortunate to work with Joan years ago at Grenon movers. She was great to talk with and always had a great comeback!!! God Bless.

So sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of growing up in Southie with your parents.

Sending love to you all. I loved Joan, I always considered her & Paul family. She was one of the kindest, most giving & special ladies there was. She will be missed. Love Marcia

Rest well, Aunt Joanie. You were one of the very best. Sending love to all. ❤

Dear Paula and Brian. Our thoughts are with your family. I have such fond memories of your parents and the time we spent at their home for sleepovers and softball. She will be in our prayers. Lynda and Bob Viola

my deepest condolences to the family. i worked with her she was wonderful. I learned alot from her. what a great person.

My deepest condolences to the Kelly family.
So sorry for the loss.
Your Neighbors-Cardoso family.