OBITUARY

William Patrick Kelly

July 30, 1919December 13, 2018

William Patrick Kelly was born on July 30, 1919 and passed away on December 13, 2018

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William Patrick Kelly

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Peter Petrakis

December 17, 2018

My thoughts are with all of you in the Kelly family, whom I've heard about (and sometimes met) so often over 50 plus years. My memories of Bill (Mr. Kelly to me, always) are too numerous to relate, so I will confine myself to gratitude. Aside from my family, Mr. Kelly is most responsible for any success I've had in life. His influence on a 13 year old kid who wasn't necessarily pointed in the right way was immeasurable. I told him that often, and I've regaled my wife and my own children with stories of what he meant to me (and by extension to them). I thank him eternally. For the "quiz downs," the historical trivia that I still repeat, the basketball coaching, the confidence he had in me, the law school reference, the example he set, for forgiving me for not being a Republican, and for countless other aspects of my daily life.
Please accept the deepest condolences from the Petrakis family, Peter, Elaine, Alex and Hannah.