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Mary Margaret Burns Kelly

September 4, 2014

Mary Margaret Burns Kelly

Mary Margaret Burns Kelly, 88, Winthrop St., Watertown passed away Thursday morning, September 4, 2014, at Samaritan Medical Center where she had been a patient since August 24.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Sunday, September 7, from 2 - 5PM. A prayer service will be at the funeral home on Monday, September 8, at 10:15AM followed by a funeral mass celebrated at Holy Family Church at 11AM with Msgr. Paul E. Whitmore officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Kelly was born in Watertown on May 19, 1926, daughter of John R. and Rosamond Butler Burns. She attended St. Patrick's School and graduated from Immaculate Heart Academy. She received her B. A. in Languages from Our Lady of Good Counsel College, White Plains, NY.

On June 24, 1950 she married Joseph M. Kelly at St. Patrick's Church with her cousin, Fr. Edward Burns, presiding. Mr. Kelly died March 7, 2008.

She was a teacher at Black River High School for several years. A communicant of Holy Family Church, Mary was a devout Catholic, a loving wife and mother. She was a member of Jefferson County College Woman's Club, the Red Hat Society and Gourmet Club, a volunteer at Holy Family School CCD program, as well as an avid bridge player. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her husband and family, especially in the summer at their cottage in Sackets Harbor.

She is survived by her seven children, Mary Ann and Robert J. Smith, Lafayette, IN, J. Martin and Laura W. Kelly, Ithaca, Peggy Kelly, Watertown, Kevin J. Kelly, NYC, Maureen V. Kelly, Watertown, Sean F. and Julie P. Kelly, Watertown, and Erin P. and George J. Hanhauser, Whispering Pines, NC; sixteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren; three sisters, Virginia Brennan, Syracuse, Phyllis L. Plante and Rosanne Bowman, both of Watertown; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Contributions in her name may be made to Holy Family Church, 129 Winthrop St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online family condolences may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.

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