Laurette Howe Kelly
Laurette (Howe) Kelly, 93 passed away peacefully Thursday, September 12 surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of Edward J. Kelly for more than 70 years.  Loving mother of the Honorable Mary Elizabeth (Michael Keefe), Edward Jr. (Kristin Johnson), Sarah, Mark, Matthew, the late Sean (Laura Mani), Amy (Janna Lombardo) and Michael (Jenny Hansen).  Proud grandmother and great-grandmother of Shannon, Caitlin, the late Matthew Jr., Veronica, Amy Lynn, Dustin, Michelle, Keaton, Danton Jo, Korey, Shane, Daisy, and Vada. Dear sister of the late Thomas ("Kay") Howe, the late Betty (Jim) Boyle, and John "Jackie" Howe.  Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Laurette was a long-time resident of Glen Ellyn and parishioner of St. Petronille Catholic Church and most recently living in St. Cloud, Florida.  She was one of the first Covenant Companions of the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters serving the community for more than 36 years.  Laurette loved volunteering her time for various organizations, was quick with her wit and kitchen table wisdom, and was always the life of the party.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, September 16, 2019, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in St. Cloud, FL, and memorial service will be held at the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters Community at a later date in October.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: cshospice.org

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Published by Chicago Tribune on Sep. 15, 2019.
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September 25, 2019
Dear Kelly family, I wish to thank the Kelly's for sharing Matthew with us...without you we wouldn't be the proud grandparents of Veronica and Little Matt and great grandparents of Daisy, Korey and Shane. Laurette is celebrating her Joy with Sean and Little Matt in Heaven and looking out for all of her family!!! Blessings for all of you Kelly's. With love Kathy and Dan
Kathy Freeman
September 24, 2019
Kathy Freeman
September 24, 2019
Dear Ed and all the Kelly Children
Our sincere condolences on the passing of your Wife and Mother, a dear friend to all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and we know she is in the loving arms of God and Sean.
Patricia Karnick
September 16, 2019
Dear Ed and all the Kellly children and families.
Our condolences to all of you on the loss of your Wife and Mother, a special lady and friend to all our family. You are all in our prayers and know she is in the arms of Our Lord and Sean, never forgotten.

The Karnick and extended family
Patricia Karnick
September 16, 2019
My deepest condolences are sent to my Uncle Ed and special Kelly cousins. I loved and admired Laurette my entire life. She was my mentor, godmother, aunt, counselor, role model and dearest friend. She always made me laugh with her never ending wit and amazing views of how to live a full life no matter what the circumstances. She treasured every job she took on and was never afraid to speak up for herself and those she loved. She was truly one of a kind and a role model for all of us who knew and loved her.
Mary Ellen Callow
September 15, 2019
Im lighting a candle to you Laurette Kelly(Amys mom) for providing her w the love and specialness a mother has to her daughter.You raised a great woman and you will be remembered for all you did for the kids in your family.I wish i had met you.But,Amy always praised you and still will through rest of her life.Please let the light shine good memories with all your family and friends you touched throughout your journey of life.
Jeffrey Shapiro
September 15, 2019
Dear Amy and the entire Kelly Clan,

My deepest sympathies for the loss of your mom. I have thoroughly enjoyed Amy's Facebook posts about her parents and it is clear to me that she was a total hoot and adored by her family.

I will prayer for her and hope that she and Sean are United today with God.
Colleen Phelan
September 15, 2019
Love,love, love this lady. She was one of the best of bests moms. Knowing she is with Sean and Matthew warms my heart. She will be the best Guardian Angel to all of the Kellys. Sending thoughts and prayers to all of you.
Jennifer Pope
September 15, 2019