Duckett Funeral Home of J.S. Waterman & Sons

656 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA


Joseph Anthony Kelly Jr.

March 12, 1931October 2, 2019

Joseph Anthony Kelly, Jr., 88, of Sudbury, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019 after a lengthy illness.

Born March 12, 1931 in Boston, he was the son of Joseph Anthony and Hazel Veronica (Callahan) Kelly. Mr. Kelly proudly served in the United States Navy from 1948 – 1952 during the Korean War. He was employed with Raytheon in Waltham for over 40 years until his retirement in 1991; after which he was a part-time associate at the Duckett – J.S. Waterman & Sons Home of Memorial Tribute in Sudbury.

Beloved husband of Lillian (Cordani) Kelly; devoted father of Kathleen “Kathy” Marie Kelly of Salem, Patricia “Patty” Kelly of Andover, Sean Kelly and his wife Cathryn of Milford, the late Joseph Kelly II, the late Sharon Broderick, the late Eileen Szczesuil; loving brother of the late Barbara Nihan. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, extended family including Mara, Kenneth, and Joseph, also many friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, October 7, 2019 at 10AM at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, 160 Concord Road, Sudbury. Burial with military honors will follow at New North Cemetery in Sudbury.

Visitation will be held Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 2-6PM at the Duckett – J.S. Waterman & Sons Home of Memorial Tribute, 656 Boston Post Road, Sudbury.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen Street, Suite 250, Framingham, MA 01701 or to the Epilepsy Foundation of New England, 650 Suffolk Street #405, Lowell, MA 01854.

For additional information and guestbook please visit: Duckett-Waterman.com


  • Visitation Sunday, October 6, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, October 7, 2019


Joseph Anthony Kelly Jr.

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kenny Hiltz

October 14, 2019

Sean please know that you and your family are in my prayers its sad old friend that the best men are going away you will remain in my prayers

Jay McGuire

October 4, 2019

Dear sweet Lil and family, I am so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. I am so honored to have known Joe. I will always cherish our visit a few weeks ago. What a great man, husband, father, friend and hero. He will be missed .

Julianne Burr

October 4, 2019

I'll always remember Mr. Kelly's smile. He was such a bright light. So generous and kind to everyone and loved to laugh. The world is a better place because of him. God bless him. He was a great man. Love the Burr Family

jean holmes

October 4, 2019

A man, truly loved by all who knew him. Generous of heart and his time. It was an honor and privilege that my family was able to share so many happy times with Joe and Lil over the years. We shared a deep faith that gives us peace, knowing we will all meet again. I send my love to Lil and her family.