Aideen O'Kelly
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Aideen O'Kelly, Actress and Mother, April 22, 2015.

A professional actress since she was 17, Miss O'Kelly was a member of Ireland's Abbey Theatre Company; she also performed at Dublin's Gate Theatre. She won multiple awards for stage and TV, before emigrating to the U.S. in 1977, where she had an extensive career including several Broadway roles; one of which, Emilia, in Shakespeare's Othello, garnered her a Drama Desk Award. Her career spanned more than 50 years and included a rich selection of theater, TV and film. She spent the last decade in the Actors' Fund Home in Englewood, New Jersey, where she led an active life. Aideen is survived and mourned by her sister Emer; and four children: David, Kevin, Orla and Judith.

There will be a service, and celebration of Aideen's life, planned for July; those who would attend are asked to contact family members for details.

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Published in New York Times from Apr. 27 to Apr. 28, 2015.
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April 21, 2020
Dear Aideen,Remembering Parteen ,And Judy and Orla and Kevin and David always Love BuggyXXXX
Niall Buggy
Friend
April 21, 2019
I only knew Aideen from the movie "Still Dreaming". It was wonderful to watch her and her reactions to the day to day rehearsals of the play plus the precious outtakes. You are still a star!
Marybeth Lang
Acquaintance
May 14, 2016
Dear David, Kevin, Orla and Judith,
I am so sorry to learn of the death of your beloved mother. Sincere condolences on the death of your father also. I recall my days in Ashbourne with love and affection and thank you for your many kindnesses to me.
Anne O'Hara
February 14, 2016
Sad to now hear the news of Aideen's passing. We remember her from the 1950's with love and affection. Love from the cousins Shirley and Yvonne (nee Ledwidge)
Shirley O'Connor
September 16, 2015
Had the great good fortune to work with Aideen long ago on Broadway. She was lovely, charming, kind and so wonderful. Am lifting a jar to her.
Lauren Thompson
July 3, 2015
I first saw your Mom in "Still Dreaming" the documentary. I am glad I got to know of her. She was a spitfire and her love of acting she had her whole life. I am happy she participated in Still dreaming. She left a nice memory for us who did not know her.
Marybeth Lang
May 12, 2015
Our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family.
James & Oona Clare
May 12, 2015
saddened to hear of the passing of aideen a wonderful actress
gabriel byrne
May 10, 2015
My condolences to Jude, her sister and brothers on the loss of your Mother. Hugs and love, Wendy, Australia
Wendy Allen
April 29, 2015
Really sorry to learn of the passing of this great actress and wonderful lady. Lovely memories of Dancing At Lughnasa, Sarasota, Florida, 1994. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.Sincere condolences to her family. Michael, Sinéad & Lorcan Judd
Sinéad Judd
April 29, 2015
Thoughts and prayers for the family at this sad time, may God comfort and strengthen you
Pansy
April 28, 2015
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Darryl Reilly
April 28, 2015
I am so sorry for the family's loss. May you have peace through prayer during this difficult time. Philipians 4:6,7
April 28, 2015
Goodbye beautiful Aideen! Love to her children .
Bairbre Dowling
April 27, 2015
My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family during this time of grief. John 5:28.
April 27, 2015
To my beautiful mother-in-law Aideen Ua Ceallaigh. Your son Kevin and I will always love and miss you. Kev loves to tell me stories about your days at the abby theater. He is the greatest story teller. Though we couldnt visit you like he wanted. You will live on through his stories. Love you always Ma.
Normandie & Kevin Troy
April 27, 2015
My sincerest condolences. May you have peace through prayer during this difficult time. Philipians 4:6,7
April 27, 2015
With great sadness I learned of the passing of my dear Friend and colleague Aideen Love to Orla Judy Keviin and David Niall Buggy
April 27, 2015
Aideen O'Kelly was, to me, a very charming, funny,
talented, and wise person. And she could tell you what
was on her mind without being too sharp about it.
She is a loss to the theater world and to all those who
knew and cared about her.
My sympathy to the family members.
James Devine
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