Nancy K. Kelly

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Kelly, Nancy K. VALATIE Nancy K. Kelly, 89, of Valatie died Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Born on January 16, 1929, in Poughkeepsie, she was the daughter of the late James and Bessie (Wright) Keller. Nancy, as a teenager, babysat for the FDR staff during World War II in Hyde Park, N.Y. She was a graduate of SUNY New Paltz and a former kindergarten teacher at ICC School District for over 20 years before working at the N.Y.S. Dept. of Taxation and Finance in Albany. She was an avid golfer and member of the Winding Brook Country Club for many years, an active member of St. John the Baptist Church in Valatie and also belonged to several committees at the church. She volunteered at the Valatie Santa Claus Club and also enjoyed the Mac-Haydn Theater. She was a former member of the Valatie ZBA, was a poll watcher for local elections and was the Grand Marshall of the Valatie Winter Walk Parade in 2016. Nancy was an extremely independent woman and continued to live at home by herself right up until her recent illness. She loved spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren. The family would like to extend special thanks to family and friends, Marjorie and Michael Sherman and Julia Levy; and neighbors, Leeanne Jones, Marion and Ralph Sitcer. She is survived by one son, Robert Kelly (Stacey) of Valatie; three grandchildren, Gabriel, Liam and Brady Kelly and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Robert Francis Kelly; a sister Jean McCarthy; and a brother Robert Keller. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 14, in St. John the Baptist Church, Valatie with Reverend George Fleming officiating. Burial will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday, August 13, from 4-7 p.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Valatie Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 242, Valatie, NY, 12184 or the Valatie Santa Claus Club, P.O Box 601, Valatie, NY, 12184.

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Published in Albany Times Union on Aug. 10, 2018