In memory of
Eileen P. Kelly
Kelly, Eileen Eileen Kelly of Pearl River, NY passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on April 16, 2017. She was born March 9, 1931 to Mary and Daniel Donohue, sharing her childhood with her two brothers, Daniel and James. She married the love of her life, Bernard Kelly on February 14, 1953. They moved to Pearl River and raised their four children, James, Jack, Eileen and Maureen. She welcomed into her life two daughters-in-law, two sons-in-law, 13 adoring grandchildren and 2 beloved great grandchildren. She shared a special bond with her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law and was loved by all her nieces and nephews. She hosted many family reunions at the Jersey Shore, opening her beautiful home for all to enjoy. In true Irish fashion, Eileen appreciated a good joke, a crowded dance floor, a piping hot cup of tea and a buttery slice of her Aunt Hannie's famous soda bread. Eileen had a huge circle of friends. The "Girls" as they were so endearingly referred, dined out, took in plays, vacationed and most importantly searched for bargains. In that search, she and her friends started a small business of Home Clothing Parties bringing urban chic to the suburbs. Eileen worked and retired from Orangetown Town Hall. She and Bernie shared many more happy years together until his passing in 2011. As she will be missed, she will always be loved and remembered. Thank you to United Hospice of Rockland for assisting her and the family through her end of life journey. A special thanks goes out to her aides - their kindness and compassion was unsurpassed. Visiting is Thursday 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Assumma-Shankey Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, 10am at St. Aedans Church, burial to follow at St. Anthony's Cemetery, Nanuet, NY. Assumma-Shankey Funeral Home 34 N. Summit Street Pearl River, NY 10965 845-735-4849
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