Obituary of Richard T.' Dick' Kelledy

RICHARD T. "DICK" KELLEDY - of Woburn, July 13th, eighty-two years of age. Beloved husband of Ann Marie (Lawn) Kelledy. Devoted father of Maureen A. Kelledy of Tewksbury and Susan M. Bonica, her husband Joseph of Burlington. Dear brother of Mary Foran, her husband James of FL,and the late Larry Kelledy. Adoring "Papa" of Lucille and Vivian Bonica. Also survived by his loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, July 18th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Funeral Home, Monday 3-7 p.m.. Remembrances may be made in Dick's honor to the Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

OBITUARY:

Richard T. “Dick” Kelledy, eighty-two years of age, passed away at Benchmark in Woburn early Thursday morning after a lengthy illness. He was the beloved husband of Ann Marie (Lawn) Kelledy.

Born in Boston, Dick was the son of the late Lawrence and Mary (Ahern) Kelledy. Raised and educated in Jamacia Plain, he had attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School for three years and graduated from Brookline High School, graduating in 1952.

Following high school Dick secured a position at Liberty Mutual where he remained for a number of years. During this time he began night school at Northeastern University, where after twelve years of working days and attending school nights he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in the mid sixties! With his degree in accounting he began his new career with the Internal Revenue Service as an Auditor. There he remained right up until his retirement in 2000.

In 1967 he married a lovely young lass he had met at the Cape, Ann Marie Lawn. The originally lived in Arlington for a few years and then built a new home in Woburn, where they have remained.

They brought two lovely daughters into the world to whom Dick was devoted. Summers were spent in Plymouth for the week over the fourth at Manomet Beach and for the last twenty years it has been at Wellfleet and then to Hampton Beach for the week over Labor Day! Much to their delight, this tradition has continued on.

Golfing over the years with a group from the IRS on Fridays, being a part of the Woburn Country Club golfers group and most importantly golfing with his daughters, always the best round! They also attended Red Sox games throughout the seasons and taking long walks with his girls, always having a wonderful time!

After Dick retired, he and Ann Marie travelled. They enjoyed cruises, travelled in, about and across the United States, spent winter months in Florida and had an awful lot fun doing it!

Over the years, he volunteered at Bingos held at St. Charles and the Elk’s.

A very friendly, outgoing, optimistic gentleman, he was truly a joy to know! Dick was a true gentle man, who shared tremendous love for his family.

Sadly, in addition to his parents Dick was predeceased by his parents and brother, Larry Kelledy.

He is lovingly survived by his wife of fifty years, Ann Marie, his daughters, Maureen A. Kelledy of Tewksbury and Susan M. Bonica and her husband Joseph of Burlington. Dear brother of Mary Foran and her husband James of FL. Adoring "Papa" of Lucille and Vivian Bonica. Also survived by his loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, July 18th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Funeral Home, Monday 3-7 p.m.. Remembrances may be made in Dick's honor to the Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.