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Barbara Ann Kelly, a longtime resident of Canton, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Born in Boston to the late William and Mary Pidgeon, she attended Boston Public Schools and was proud of her Roxbury roots. Barbara met the love of her life, George T. Kelly at age 14, and the high school sweethearts married just two years later. She remained a devoted and loving wife to George for the next 50 years, until his death in 2001. Barbara loved spending time with her close family, whether vacationing on Cape Cod or New Hampshire, or meeting for lunch at her favorite spot, Bertuccis, she treasured time spend with loved ones. As an activities director at the Hellenic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Canton for many years, Barbara shared her kindness and compassion with the many residents she served. She had a love of people, animals, sunflowers and houseplants, and while not a gardener in the traditional sense, she had a green-thumb “inside the house”.
Barbara is survived by her seven children: Thomas Kelly of Canton, Barbara Manning and her husband Thomas of Brockton, Michael Kelly & Patricia S. of Worcester, George Kelly and his wife Geri, of Hollywood FL, Kathleen Billotte of Norton, Laureen Kelly of Weymouth and Karen Kelly of Canton and companion Thomas P. She is also survived by more than twenty grandchildren including Emily McDonough of Canton, Megan and George Kelly III of Florida as well as the Billotte, Gilmore and Manning families, and many great-grandchildren. Private funeral services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara's memory may be made to The American Lung Association.
To The Kelly Family,
Your mother was truly a beautiful woman. So happy we were able to meet her in May while she was down for George's wedding Hold onto your memories. She knows she was loved by you all. Our hearts go out to you!! Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs. xoxo
David & Kathy Pulliam
Kathleen Pulliam - Thursday October 18, 2018 via Condolence Message