Raymond Anthony Kelly
1968 - 2021
BORN
1968
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Nolan-Fidale Funeral Homes
5980 Chichester Ave
Aston, PA
Raymond Anthony Kelly, MBA, 53, Vice President at Eurofins Company, passed away April 13, 2021, suddenly at home. He was a specialist in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A). Raymond was born in Carndonagh County Donegal Ireland on Jan. 4, 1968, to parents Seamus and Brighid (O’Donnell) Kelly. He attended grade school at Gormanston, then University College Dublin for a degree in mechanical engineering. He then worked for several companies in the USA. Back in Ireland, he became Managing Director of LMS Oil Co. in Sligo. He married Brighid Tara Brooks on Sept. 17, 1999 at St. Thomas the Apostle in Chester Heights PA. The couple came back to America, as he attended Duke University Fuqua School of Business. With his MBA, he worked for Eastman Chemical, then for Kingspan near Baltimore MD. For the past 4 years, Raymond worked for the multinational company Eurofins with North American headquarters in Lancaster PA, as Vice President of Corporate Development His company remarked: “Raymond was extremely accomplished and highly talented. He had a huge personality and a quick wit, and used his skills very effectively. He was deeply valued by his team. After he joined Eurofins in July 2016, he had an immediate impact on the trajectory of the business, spearheading dozens of acquisitions. We will remember Raymond for his friendship and the many interesting and engaging interactions”. Raymond’s strength was his ability to understand thick financial statements, and Raymond was a great negotiator, often travelling to Japan, Canada, Belgium, other parts of Europe, or even Brazil a few years back. He was in his element when conducting these deals. Personally, Raymond was known for his huge smile, great laugh, funny jokes and one-liners, and truly enjoying other people. He loved parties, often entertaining at his home. He was an expert sailor, and dabbled in wine-making. Raymond was a consummate gentleman, a faithful friend, a devoted husband of 20 years, and a kind and doting father. He will be sorely missed by family and friends. He is survived by his wife Brighid (Brooks) and their three children Seamus 17, Kathleen Rose 14, and Brighid Veronica 11; by his mother Bridie; and by his brothers Dr. Cathal, Brian, Dr. Seamus, and Conor, all in Ireland. Visitation: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 9:45-10:45 am at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 430 Valleybrook Rd. Glen Mills, PA 19342 Funeral Mass: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 11:00 am at St. Thomas the Apostle Church Burial: St. Thomas the Apostle Cemetery, Glen Mills, PA In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to a charity that feeds the poor - “Cityteam in Chester” which can be accessed at https:/cityteam.org. Condolences: www.nolanfidale.com

Published by The Daily Times from Apr. 16 to Apr. 18, 2021.
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Apr
21
Visitation
9:45a.m. - 10:45a.m.
St. Thomas the Apostle Church
430 Valleybrook Rd., Glen Mills, PA
Apr
21
Funeral Mass
11:00a.m.
St. Thomas the Apostle Church
430 Valleybrook Rd., Glen Mills, PA
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I am deeply saddened by Raymond's passing - I knew Raymond from working with him, from across the negotiating table. He was honest, fair, wily and fun - truly a pleasure to work with Raymond, from his warm brogue to his sparkling eyes, and his mischievous wit, he was a formidable foe and a great ally. He will be missed by many, including me.
Cornelius McCarthy
Friend
May 6, 2021
I would have known Raymond from Gormanston. I went to school with his younger brother Conor. My deepest sympathies to his family, wife and children. May he Rest in Peace.
Declan Connolly
April 22, 2021
Raymond was a valued colleague. Working with him closely over the past few years ...he was passionate about his work, was always available to talk through complex business issues and always sprinkled in a talk about life and family. My deepest condolences to his family. He is missed by all the colleagues that worked closely with him.
Christina Shasserre
Coworker
April 21, 2021
Ray, you were a true friend, a great mentor, a tenacious negotiator. I cherish the many hours of conversation we shared, and the odd pint Guinness. My deepest condolences to your family. I can only imagine the hole that is left in your family with your passing, if that same void in your professional circle is any guide. It has been an honour to work with you and a greater honour to be your friend.
Brian Williams
Coworker
April 20, 2021
May all your special thoughts and memories of Raymond always remain in your hearts.
April 20, 2021
My deepest sympathies to Ray's family. I was a classmate in Gormanston, and though it was many years ago he was such a great character that it feels like yesterday. May he rest in peace.
Ralph Monaghan
Classmate
April 19, 2021
Ronan Dowling
April 19, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to you Brigid and all the family on your sad loss. I taught Raymond in primary school and I can still remember his smiling face and lovely blue eyes. May he rest in peace.
Teish and Paddy Doherty
Friend
April 18, 2021
I taught Raymond in Primary school at St. Patrick's Boys' NS. He was always smiling and was a joy to teach. We send our deepest sympathy to all the family on this terrible loss
Teish and Paddy Doherty
Friend
April 18, 2021
Nora Houston
April 18, 2021
Dear Brigid and family. I never met any of you including Raymond. I am a good friend of Cathal and Ruth. Cathal and I are classmates. I was deeply saddened to read of your loss. I can't even begin to imagine what it feels like to lose a husband and father, or for a mother to lose a son, or for his siblings to lose a brother. My sincerest condolences to all of you. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. I have no doubt that Raymond will be remembered by many in the weeks and months ahead and I wish that all the memories you shared as a family will help to lessen your huge loss. Fondly, Ameen Patel and Irene Vrckovnik
Ameen Patel
Friend
April 17, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Mary Doherty
Neighbor
April 17, 2021
Gao Family
April 17, 2021
Dear Brigid and family. Ray was a dear and loyal friend to me both in Gormonston and during our time in University. He was a true gentleman in every respect and his wild side made him a lot of fun to around. I’m deeply saddened by news of his passing and can only imagine the pain you’re all going through right now. I never had the privilege of meeting you all, regardless I’m sending you all my love and deepest sympathies. Demetri
Demetrius. Chrysostomou
Friend
April 17, 2021
Sincerest condolences to Raymond's family & friends. Rest in Peace Raymond
Inishowen Rugby Club Carndonagh Co Donegal
April 17, 2021
We are greatly saddened by the death of my cousin Raymond, we pass to Brighid, Seamus, kathleen Rose and Brighid Veronica warm love in this time of immense sadness. Condolences also to Bridie Cathal Seamus Conor Brian and their extended families
Elizabeth Mcivor
Family
April 17, 2021
Biddie and children, words cannot express the sorrow we felt when we heard of Raymond’s passing.
At family gatherings Raymond would always make it a point to talk to everyone. He was a kind, special man and will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Bill and Karen Battista
Family
April 17, 2021
At first I only knew Raymond as Biddie Kelly’s husband, a man of few words with twinkly blue eyes, who attended all the school functions. It was through work that Raymond allowed me to know his fabulous wit and kindness. A difficult negotiation would be infused with his sudden humor that never failed to surprise and delight. But his easy laugh and command of a room never fully obscured the ironclad dedication to his family that truly defined him. I was privileged to see flashes of it, and it took my breath away every time. I remember a day when he dropped everything - international business, personal business - EVERYTHING - to go to the school to talk about a child’s reading list. He wanted his daughter to read books that made her happy, and like her knight in shining armor, he was ready to lead the charge to make sure it happened right away. And that is how I will always think of Raymond - as a father, a fighter, a problem-solver, and a man who added to the happiness of everyone lucky enough to get to know him. The whole family will be in my thoughts, your loss is unimaginable.
Carrie
Friend
April 17, 2021
My son-in-law Raymond was a special person, deeply devoted husband, great father, and friend to many. We all loved listening to his stories. He will be greatly missed by his family. Requiescat in pace. Jack
John Brooks MD
April 17, 2021
So very sad to hear this about Ray.
I knew him from college days in Ireland.
Ray always had a twinkle in his eye and a smile whenever we met. He was a great listener and a true gentleman in every sense of the word.
Sincere condolences to his family, many friends and colleagues.
Dermot
Classmate
April 17, 2021
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