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Doane Beal & Ames

260 Main Street, West Harwich, MA

OBITUARY

Francis Joseph Kelly, Jr. "Bosco"

November 9, 1943November 28, 2019
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Francis J. “Bosco” Kelly, Jr. of Chatham, MA. passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and children on Thursday, November 28, 2019. He was 76 years old.

Francis was born to Francis J. Kelly Sr. and Bernadette Kelly on November 9, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ann “Candy” Kelly; his five children, Charlene Kelly, Francis Kelly, Noreen Kelly, Prudence Kelly and Michael Kelly; 12 grandchildren, Zachary, Michael, Julia, Isabel, Jordan, Francis, Nolan, Bennett, Andre, Mila, Dominic and Elena; and eight siblings, Mary Ellen, Patricia, Elizabeth, Monica, Peter, Grace, Bernadette, and Paul,

Francis graduated from Mount St. Charles Academy in 1962, and then served in the United States Navy from 1962 through 1964 in Cuba and Sicily. For over thirty years, he worked alongside his father and brothers to operate the family’s marine maintenance business, Union Maintenance, formally Kelmar Contracting, and was also a proud member of the International Longshoremen's Association #1840. For most of his professional life, he was a member of the Downtown Athletic Club in New York City, and also served that organization on its Board of Governors.

Visitation will be held at Doane Beal & Ames, 260 Main Street in West Harwich, MA on Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm and on Monday, December 2, 2019 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 10:00 am at Holy Redeemer Church at 57 Highland Avenue in Chatham, MA. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VNA of Cape Cod to support hospice services for cancer patients.

Services

  • Visiting Hours Sunday, December 1, 2019
  • Visiting Hours Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Funeral Masss Tuesday, December 3, 2019

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Francis Joseph Kelly, Jr. "Bosco"

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John “Chip” Morrissey

December 3, 2019

Jimmy “Rail” Graham couldn’t have said it better....Bosco was special people and we were privileged to enjoy his friendship.
It’s too bad we could not have been in touch more throughout our lives but life is like that.
Bosco......save a place for us all at the Savarin’s Bar.....we’ll catch up with you.
My thoughts are with the entire Kelly family...he was a saint among men. Fare thee well...”Bosco”.

Jim Graham

December 3, 2019

I wanted to extend to you our thoughts and prayers to your Mom, Children, and Grand Children and Bosco's extended family....We were Band of Brothers back at Mount St. Charles for 3 years and Bosco was a wonderful guy, fun loving and a dear friend, and the youngest who kept us all out of trouble.......There were 6 of us from NYC, 5 from Brooklyn including Bosco and 1 from Queens and we rode the train on weekends and Holidays from Providence to NYC. I notified everyone and they all saddened to hear the news....So for John "Chip" Morriseey, Jim Gilmartin, Frank Aiello, Fran Hickey and myself... and our partner in fum Frank Kelly Jr.."BOSCO"....Rest In Peace we love you..

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