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Gillooly Funeral Home

126 Walpole Street, Norwood, MA

OBITUARY

Stephen E. "Mike" Kelly

December 7, 1927September 1, 2019
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Stephen E. “Mike” Kelly of Norwood, formerly of Newton, passed away on September 1, 2019. He was the son of the late Stephen P. and Emiline “Elsie” (Boyle) Kelly. Husband of Janet (Hill) Kelly of Norwood formerly of Newton. Father of Stephanie O’Leary and her late husband Barry J., Janis Springham and her late husband Jack, Stephen P. Kelly and his wife Jean, Kerry Gentile and her husband Mark. Brother of the late John J. Kelly and his late wife Barbara, the late Barney Kelly and his wife Janet, the late Paul Kelly and his late wife Carol and James Kelly and his wife Kathryn of Newton. Grandfather of Dacey Wilson and her husband Brian of Newburyport, Joseph D. O’Leary and his wife Natasha of Weymouth, Kelly Ann Theriault and her husband Joseph of Roslindale, Karen O’Brien of Plainville, Kristen Springham of Norfolk, Kevin Kelly of Northbridge, James Kelly of Walpole, Jillian Kelly of Walpole, Nicholas Gentile and his wife Jaclynn of Wilmington and Breanna Gentile of Sneads Ferry, NC and Norfolk, MA and his late granddaughter Michelle Amanda Gentile. His only great-grandchild is Ruby B. Wilson of Newburyport. He also is the uncle of several nieces and nephews.

Mike was a great athlete, scouted by the Red Sox at an early age. He played for the Chicago Cubs farm team and the New Brunswick, Canada baseball league. He was an avid golfer and a member of the New England PGA. A lifelong member of the American Legion George D. Carson Post 141 in Newton Centre and a United States Marine Corp veteran.

A visitation will take place at Gillooly Funeral Home in Norwood on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 from 4-8 PM.

A Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 10:30 AM at St. Timothy’s, Norwood, MA.

  • FAMILY

  • Janet H. Kelly, Wife
  • Stephanie O'Leary, Daughter
  • Barry J. O'Leary, Son-in-law (deceased)
  • Janis Springham, Daughter
  • Jack Springham, Son-in-law (deceased)
  • Stephen Kelly, Son
  • Jean Kelly, Daughter-in-law
  • Kerry Gentile, Daughter
  • Mark Gentile, Son-in-law
  • John J. Kelly, Brother (deceased)
  • Barbara Kelly, Sister-in-law (deceased)
  • Barney Kelly, Brother (deceased)
  • Janet Kelly, Sister-in-law
  • Paul Kelly, Brother (deceased)
  • Carol Kelly, Sister-in-law (deceased)
  • James Kelly, Brother
  • Kathryn Kelly, Sister-in-law
  • Dacey Wilson, Granddaughter
  • Brian Wilson, Grandson-in-law
  • Joseph D. O'Leary, Grandson
  • Natasha O'Leary, Granddaughter-in-law
  • Kelly Ann Theirault, Granddaughter
  • Joseph Theriault, Grandson-in-law
  • Karen O'Brien, Granddaughter
  • Kristen Springham, Granddaughter
  • Kevin Kelly, Grandson
  • James Kelly, Grandson
  • Jillian Kelly, Granddaughter
  • Nicholas Gentile, Grandson
  • Jaclynn Gentile, Granddaughter-in-law
  • Breanna Gentile, Granddaughter
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Stephen Kelly, Active
  • Mark Gentile, Active
  • Joseph O'Leary, Active
  • Kevin Kelly, Active
  • Jimmy Kelly, Active
  • Nicholas Gentile, Active
  • Sean Hartley (USMC), Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, September 5, 2019

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Kristen Springham

September 4, 2019

Kristen Springham

September 2, 2019

I'm going to miss you papa terribly getting this news has been nothing but heart breaking as we were so close I'll miss bringing you to honey dew and being your on call nurse and just everything our endless laughs and early bird dates with nan to chateau the list goes on and on I will hold your little notes you wrote me close to my heart I saved every last one of them papa I'll miss you and that's an understatement you are a huge part of me you might be gone but never forgotten you and your scally cap and skechers ill miss my papa my best friend 💔❤

Sheila Daly Boyle

September 2, 2019

God has granted a gentle, kind, and giant soul into Heaven to watch over those he loved below..

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