Brian Kelly
1959 - 2021
BORN
1959
DIED
2021
Brian Kelly
May 10, 1959 - November 17, 2021
Charlotte, North Carolina - Brian E. Kelly, 62, of Charlotte, NC, passed away peacefully in his home on November 17, 2021, after a 3 1/2-year battle with cancer. A loving husband, devoted father, and lifelong Red Sox fan, he was born in Quincy, MA on May 10th, 1959, to his parents John S. Kelly and the late Helen A. Kelly. He is survived by his spouse, Renee Kelly and his two daughters, Stephanie Mercer (Cortland Mercer) and Caroline Kelly, as well as his brother and sister, Kenneth Kelly and Maureen Shepard. He is preceded in death by his brother, John Kelly.
A graduate of Quincy High School and Boston College, Brian was an accomplished wrestler. He would go on to have a successful corporate career, but always cited the wrestling mat as the source of the dedication, hard work, and integrity that would become hallmarks of his professional reputation. Brian began on the ground floor of the telecommunications industry selling cable subscriptions door to door in the Boston area before climbing the corporate ranks and holding a variety of senior leadership roles. He retired as the Chief Marketing Officer of a leading national cable company and the recipient of numerous professional accolades and industry awards.
Brian prided himself on his professional accomplishments, but his deepest commitments were to his faith, his friends, and his family. He lived a full life of rich experiences: cycling the Italian countryside, playing the links at the Old Course at St. Andrews, coaching Stephanie's youth soccer team, and watching Caroline's theatre productions, all while cheering tirelessly for the Red Sox, Celtics, and Patriots. He is loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, a gift in his memory can be made to the Levine Cancer Institute via their website at http://AtriumHealthFoundation.org or the Red Sox Foundation at http://redsoxfoundation.org/BrianKelly
A visitation will be held at 10:00am on December 16, 2021 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church 3016 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211 followed by a funeral Mass at 11:00am. You may view live streaming of the funeral at https://stgabrielchurch.org/livefunerals.

Published by Charlotte Observer on Nov. 28, 2021.
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Sinceres condoleances. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Sylvie Bouffard
Family
December 16, 2021
A sad day for Quincy High School Wrestling Alumni.Brian will be missed by many from his home town Quincy ma.He inspired all his teammates to enjoy the intense wrestling workouts.His dedication was contagious. This also inspired us later in all aspects of life. Thank you Brian
John O´Leary
December 8, 2021
Renee, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am praying for comfort at peace for your whole family.
Joy Hopkins
December 7, 2021
To all of the Kelly family, my deepest sympathy, for a man who lived life fully. My thoughts and prayers are with Renee and all of the family.
Peggy O'Leary Boltes
December 6, 2021
Dear Renee, Stephanie and Caroline, I just learned about Brian´s passing and am so sad for you and all of us who knew him as a boss, business associate and friend. Damn, what a loss! We had so many great adventures and fun. Remembering the wiffleball and basketball games Doug, Nick, Brian and I played during our Malden executive retreats. Hearing your Quincy influenced accent saying things like "Georgie...want to go to the Celts game tonight?" An offer which usually came late afternoon the day of when he remembered he had the tix in his desk drawer. But mostly I remember him as one of the greatest bosses I had over my career. Creative, flexible, hands off, demanding, strategic, loyal and kind. In spite of the fact that we hadn´t connected face to face over the past 9 years since I moved to the Bay Area, I miss him already. Rest peacefully BK. You worked and played hard. Love, George
George Barnard
Work
December 1, 2021
Renee Stephanie Cortland Caroline Kenny Debbie Maureen and Uncle Jack I can't even begin to express how truly sorry I am for the loss of Brian Edward. I am going to miss our phone conversation with him. He made me laugh harder than anyone. He was like a big brother to me always gave me the best advice and supported me through the best and worst of times. He was one incredible person. I will miss him. I know Auntie Helen and John met him at heavens gate . Rest In The Sweetest of peace
Elaine DelloRusso
December 1, 2021
Brian was my first manager at TWC and became a dear friend. Always happy, smiling and sharing how proud he was of his family. What a loss....
Lisa Padilla
December 1, 2021
Alex D Harlin
November 30, 2021
My heart goes out to Brian's family, but I'm sure they feel the love of so many people in his far-reaching circle of friends. Brian Kelly was authentic. He was one of the good ones. RIP my friend.
Dee Harlin
Friend
November 30, 2021
I´m so sad to hear this news. I worked on Brian´s team on Stamford and I enjoyed every minute. Always with a smile on his face, he created such a great environment. I´m so sorry for your loss; it´s a loss to everyone who knew him.
Happy Marino
Work
November 30, 2021
A legend in the Cable industry, so very sorry for the loss . Deep regards to his family and friends , may he rest in peace ,
Sue Kelly
November 29, 2021
I knew Brian from our Quincy High School wrestling team and our South Quincy neighborhood back in the 1970´s. Brian was tough, hard working and had a great heart. My condolences to the Kelly family. So sorry to hear this very sad news.
Jim Mullarkey
November 29, 2021
I always remember Brian as a great and positive person. My Sincere Condolences to the Family.
Brian Marini
November 27, 2021
Sending love and strength to Brian's family and many friends and colleagues. Fortunate to know and respect Brian. May his memory forever be a blessing.
Glen Friedman
November 25, 2021
Heart goes out Brian's Family. He was a good colleague for over 20 years and a key shareholder in AIDA Content Management, Inc.
Peter Flood
Friend
November 25, 2021
Heart of a lion. Soul of an angel. The faith of a child. Always smiling. Brian´s love if life was second only to his love of his wife, Renee and his two daughters, Caroline and Stephanie. He spoke of them in every conversation. They were the light that guided his life. God bless you, my brother. Your faith and courage was an inspiration. Another angel now walks the streets of heaven.
Chris Van Name
Friend
November 25, 2021
My very deepest sympathy to the Kelly Family. I fondly remember our days at the baseball field growing up. Brian´s smile and enthusiasm were contagious.
Laurie LeClair LeBlanc
Family
November 25, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. As a long term friend of the Kelly family I know how much brian was loved by all. He will be missed but always in their hearts and thoughts.
Tony richard
Friend
November 25, 2021
I´m so sorry for your loss. May Brian Rest In Peace. He gave so much of himself to his TWC family. He will never be forgotten.
Sylvia Rice Baumeister
Work
November 24, 2021
May you rest in eternal, heavenly peace Brian. My heart goes out to your family... TWC
Yvonne Parris
Work
November 24, 2021
There are no words for the legacy Brian has left on his family, friends and colleagues. His shining and infectious personality will live on in our hearts. Thinking of the Kelly family during this difficult time.
Michael DelVecchio
School
November 24, 2021
I loved Brian from the time a very little guy. He was a sweet loving person and he will be greatly missed.
Barbara Kelly
Family
November 24, 2021
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