Harry & Bryant Company

500 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC



Passed away on September 7, 2019

Mrs. Irene Kelley Kehoe, 91, of Southminster Retirement Community, Charlotte, wife of the late Martin T. Kehoe, died Saturday, September 7, 2019 at her home.

Born in Utica, New York, she was the daughter of the late Edward Patrick Kelley and Ruth Crane Kelley. She was a graduate of The College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York and a Registered Nurse.

Mrs. Kehoe was an Emeritus member of the Mint Museum Auxiliary and the Catholic Daughters of America. She was also a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church and St. Gabriel Women's Club.

Irene was a beautiful, dynamic woman who was also a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Surviving are her son, Thomas M. Kehoe and his wife Jennie M. Kehoe of Charlotte; her daughter, Patrice I. Kehoe and husband W.C. Richardson and their three children: Eva, Will and Anna Richardson of University Park, MD; her daughter, Kathleen A. Kehoe of Charlotte; and her son, James R. Kehoe and his wife Lisa K. Kehoe and their two daughters, Olivia and Grace of Charlotte. Also, several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin T. Kehoe and her son, John E. Kehoe.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 am on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, with Father Frank O’Rourke, Celebrant. The family will receive friends from 10-10:45 prior to mass. Interment in the church columbarium will follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Southminster Foundation, 8919 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28210 or Holy Angels, 6000 Wilkinson Blvd., Belmont, NC 28012.


  • Funeral Mass Saturday, September 14, 2019



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Crowder & Barbara Falls

September 14, 2019

Dear Tom, Jim and all other family members.
Please accept our sincere sympathy in the death of your mother and our friend of many years, Irene. May God be with you at this time of deepest sorrow.

We are very sorry to have missed the Funeral Mass due to illness.

Crowder and Barbara Falls, KPMG Retired.

Claudia Green

September 13, 2019

Dear Tom and Family,

I was very surprised to hear about the sudden passing of your Mom. We can't know why some things happen...but we can know that love and beautiful memories outlast the pain of grief. Those we cherish will always live on in memory.

Your Mom - Irene - will always have a special place in my heart!

Here's a big hug to you all!!

Love and Blessings~~


Peggy Bridgers

September 11, 2019

Tom and Jennie
I am out of town but wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. Was so sorry to hear of your mom’s death. I only met her a few times but liked her a lot. God bless you and all your family. With love, Peggy Bridgers