Mary A. Kelly, 83, of Pembroke, passed away on January 26, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Robert M. Kelly, Jr. Loving mother of Robert, John, and Dan. Daughter of the late John and Kathleen Heiser. Sister to the late Ann O’Meara, and Kathleen Heiser. Cherished grandmother of Ella Kelly, Evan Kelly, Jonathan Kelly, Caitlin Kelly, Joseph Kelly, and Ava Kelly.
Mary is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Born April 4, 1937 in Brighton, she attended Mt. St. Josephs Academy in Brighton, and graduated in the class of 1955. She went to earn her B.A. in education from Boston State College, class of 1959. She began her career as a Elementary school teacher in the Boston Public Schools. She married her husband, Robert M. Kelly Jr, in 1962. After her marriage they spent a short time in Quincy before settling in Pembroke in 1964. After raising her children she went back to work at Holy Family School in Rockland until her retirement in 2002.
Mary’s hobbies included reading, spending time with her grandchildren, volunteering at South Shore Hospital, and Pembroke Council on Aging. She was an active member in St. Thecla’s Parish, and enjoyed her trips to Ireland.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, January 29th from 4-7:00 PM at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 216 Main St (rt. 106) Kingston. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, January 30th at 10:00 AM at St. Thecla’s Church in Pembroke. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday at the MA National Cemetery in Bourne.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude’s www.stjude.org.