Theresa Kelly

BEDFORD - Theresa (St. Onge) Kelly, 91, of Bedford, died Dec. 6, 2012, at Community Hospice House in Merrimack after a period of declining health.

She was born in Manchester on May 8, 1921, to Emile and Clarina (Lussier) St. Onge. She was a high school graduate of the Ursuline Convent in Stanstead, Quebec, Canada, and a college graduate of Hesser College in Manchester.

Theresa worked as a typist at Sundial Shoe Company in Manchester for five years and at Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, N.Y., for two years. After returning to Manchester in 1953 she became co-owner and vice president of the John W. Kelly Insurance Agency where she also served as bookkeeper and secretary for 35 years.

She was a member of the Manchester Country Club and the Insurance Women's Association. She enjoyed dining at the Puritan Backroom Restaurant and at Blakes Restaurant both in Manchester.

In 2003 she was predeceased by her husband, John W. "Jack" Kelly Jr. and her brother, Maurice St. Onge.

The family includes many nieces and nephews.


SERVICES: Calling hours are Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North Street, Manchester. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 190 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford. Committal prayers will follow at Mount Calvary Mausoleum, 474 Goffstown Road, Manchester.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054, or to VNA Hospice Care, 1070 Holy Ave., Suite 1400, Manchester, 03109.

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Published in Union Leader on Dec. 7, 2012