Jeanne E. Kelly

November 12, 1945 ~ February 22, 2019 (age 73)


Jeanne Elizabeth Kelly 73 of East Bridgewater, formerly of Abington passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family after suffering a stroke Feb. 22, 2019.

Jeanne was a member of the Class of 1963 from Cardinal Spellman High School.  She would often brag she was the second graduating class from Spellman.  After Graduation she worked for John Hancock and Shaw’s Supermarket.  After retiring she became the primary caretaker for both of her parents.  She enjoyed entertaining family at Grandpa’s pool.  Being the oldest of 10 she was always surrounded by family.   She fully enjoyed spending time with all of them.

She was an incredible mother to Bobby.  She devoted her whole life to him and his wife. 

And then came grandchildren.  Jeanne was completely committed to all her grandchildren.  She was a constant presence at all games and practices.  Often traveling far distances to make sure she never missed a game.  She was their taxi driver as well.  Most often she would spend most of her day in her car.  She truly loved just spending time with her grandkids. She was very proud to become a great grandmother to Gracie this summer. She also loved spending time with her four legged best friend Zeke. 

Family was her everything but she made many friends along the way.  She touched everyone she met.  She was kind and loving and just enjoyed talking to people. 

Survived by her son Robert, “Bobby” Kelly and his wife Dawn (Hartnett) of East Bridgewater. Devoted Grandmother of Scott O’Brien, Max, Matt, Chloe and Jason Kelly.  Great grandmother to Gracie Ray O’Brien.

Beloved Daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Kelly of Abington.

 Loving sister of Joan Holzman and her husband Arthur of Hanson, Janet Boyle of Abington, John Kelly and his wife Mary of Whitman, James Kelly and his wife Mary Lou of North Carolina, Joyce Bailey and her late husband Daniel of Abington, Joseph Kelly and his wife Katherine of Bridgewater, Jane Larkin and her husband Paul of East Bridgewater, Jerome Kelly and his wife Cheryl Anne of Taunton and Jacquelyn Stanbrook and her husband John of Middleboro.

Loved by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. 

Funeral from the Quealy and Son Funeral Home, 116 Adams Street, Abington, Wednesday February 27th at 8 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in St. Bridget’s Church, Abington, 9 a.m. Visitation Tuesday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Rockland. 

Donations may be made in memory of Jeanne to fight Huntington ’s disease, Boothby Memorial Fund, c/o Abington Bank, 6 Harrison Ave., Abington, MA 02351, or  American Cancer Society, Central New England Region, West Bridgewater, MA, 5 Manley Street, West Bridgewater, MA 02379. Or to Multiple Sclerosis, MS Society Central New England Chapter, P.O. Box 845945, Boston, MA 02284, or to fight Autism, ARC of Greater Plymouth, 10 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 208, Plymouth, MA 02360.

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February 26, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 AM
Quealy Funeral Home
116 Adams Street
Abington, MA 02351

Funeral Mass
February 27, 2019

9:00 AM
St. Bridget Church
455 Plymouth Street
Abington, Massachusetts 02351

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