Richard T.’ Dick’ Kelledy

July 13, 2017

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.

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  1. So very sorry to hear of Dick’s passing.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you
    and your family. Dan and Mary Ryan

  2. I met Dick towards the end of his career. I reviewed a case for him. Such a classy guy. So professional and so pleasant.Know that many people at IRS will remember Dick exactly this way! Our condolences to his family as he will be missed.

    Mary Lou Pereira and Gary Newman

  3. So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. I was in his group when I became an agent in 1995. He was always so positive and a very nice person. After he retired I would occasionally see him and his wife at the Tuesday night concerts in Burlington during the summer. My kids were little and he would always have something fun to say to them. He will be missed!!

  4. Dick was the ultimate gentleman and a pleasure to work with. Truly enjoyed discussions about golf with Dick especially discussions of the Masters Golf Tournament.!!
    Matt Gosciminski

  5. Dick was in my first group when I joined IRS in 1974. When my first child was born he collected money for a a series E bond that he got in his name. He often asked if my daughter cashed it because it was under his social security number. We often spoke over the years and I never found him without a smile and friendly. I am truly saddened by his passing. My deepest sympathy to his family for the loss of a great man in their life.

  6. Sorry for your loss. Dick was a good friend and fellow IRS Agent while I worked in Boston with him

  7. Dick was a pleasure to work with at the IRS. A true gentleman and the ultimate family man.
    My condolences,
    Mike Nee

  8. I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Dick whom I worked with. The pain and discomfort caused by alzheimers is over and he can now look down on his entire family and help them all. (Personal experience.) He is in heaven now, May he rest in peace and may God bless the remaining family.

  9. Dick was a true gentleman. I worked with Dick for several years at the IRS and am sorry to hear of his passing. He was a great individual to work with as well as socialize with. May he rest in peace.
    Phil Lourie

  10. My deepest sympathies to the entire Kelledy Family. Dick was truly a gentleman. He was my first golf partner–and my favorite golf partner! Such a kind man, always a joy to be with. I never saw him without a smile on his face. I am truly blessed to have known him. Rest In Peace Dick! JoAnn Johnson

  11. Sorry to hear about Dick, remembering the good times from Jamaica Plain when we were kids. Zeke & Rich Mazzocca

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