Margaret E. (Sullivan) Kelly

October 6, 2007

Margaret E. (Sullivan) Kelly

MARGARET E. (SULLIVAN) KELLY – in Woburn, formerly of Malden, October 6th. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth F. Kelly. Devoted mother of Mary M. Silvey and her husband Joseph of CA, James J. Kelly of TX, Kathleen A. Goldstein and her husband Elliott of Wakefield and Kevin F. Kelly and his wife Teresa of Woburn. Loving sister of the late Daniel J. and Julia M. Sullivan. Dear sister-in-law of Dorothy Armour and Shirley Kelly both of FL. Cherished grandmother of twelve grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 9:30 a.m. Calling hours Tuesday 4-8 p.m. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Donations may be made in Margaret’s memory to the American Parkinson’s Disease Assn., 720 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118.

OBITUARY:

Margaret E. (Sullivan) Kelly, of Woburn, formerly of Malden, passed away Saturday, October 6th, at Wingate in Reading. The beloved wife of the late Kenneth F. Kelly, she was ninety-one years of age. Born in Malden, Margaret was the daughter of the late Daniel and Nora (Kelleher) Sullivan. Raised and educated in Malden, Margaret was a graduate of Girls Catholic High School. She continued her education at Burroughs Business School in Boston where she studied bookkeeping. Several years following, Margaret worked as a bookkeeper for the industrial steel industry. In 1943, she married her husband Kenneth, to whom she was devoted for forty-eight years. They made their home in Malden, where they raised four children. Margaret was extremely dedicated to the needs of her children throughout their school years. She helped them daily with homework, school projects and attended her son’s football games regardless of the weather. As a family, they vacation every year at Newfound Lake in NH and visited Prince Edward Island during the summer months, where her husband’s parents resided. They also enjoyed visiting landmark churches in Quebec and Montreal. After her husband’s retirement, they would visit family in Florida a couple of weeks each year.

A devout Catholic, Margaret was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Malden as well as a Eucharistic Minister. She also volunteered for a number of years at the New England Memorial Hospital in Stoneham and regularly visited the elderly through a program known as Friendly Visitors in Malden. Blessed with twelve grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren, who were her pride and joy, Margaret spent a great deal of time caring for them and sharing in their activities. In her leisure, Margaret was an avid reader and enjoyed solving crossword puzzles.

Margaret resided in Malden for eighty-one years before moving to Woburn ten years ago where she resided with her son and his family. Throughout her life, Margaret was a giving woman, not only to her family, but also to her Church and her community.

Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth F. Kelly, who passed away in 1992, her siblings, Daniel J. and Julia M. Sullivan.

She is lovingly survived by her children, Mary M. Silvey and her husband Joseph of CA, James J. Kelly of TX, Kathleen A. Goldstein and her husband Elliott of Wakefield and Kevin F. Kelly and his wife Teresa of Woburn, her sisters -in-law, Dorothy Armour and Shirley Kelly both of FL, twelve grandchildren, Joseph, Michael and Peter Silvey, Anne and Jane Ruiz, Colleen and Erin Kelly, Julie and Catie Goldstein Sean, Shannon and Brian Kelly and eleven great grandchildren. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 9:30 a.m. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Donations may be made in Margaret’s memory to the American Parkinson’s Disease Assn., 720 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118.

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