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Kelly, Sheila E August 7, 1930 - June 9, 2022

  Sheila Eileen Kelly

Sheila Eileen Kelly from the Crestwood section of Yonkers died peacefully at home on the morning of June 9, two months shy of her 92nd birthday. Sheila was a woman of quiet faith and broad intellect. Creative to a fault and a lover of words and language, she lived a life centered around her family. Her greatest pride was being a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother – all roles in which she excelled. Sheila was married to Alfred F Kelly for almost 66 years and was the mother of seven children: Alfred (Peggy) F. Kelly Jr. from Rye, NY; William (Liz) J. Kelly from Newton, MA; Thomas (Karen) F. Kelly from Ellicott City, MD; Anne (Rob) K. Methven from Midlothian, VA; Marie (Kew) Kelly-Yuoh from New Rochelle, NY; John (Pamela) P.L. Kelly from Bronx, NY and Sheila Eileen Kelly who died in 1980. She was the grandmother to 24: Alfred III, Kaitlin, Sam, Maggie, Zach, Dylan, Emmett, Jack, Max, Lucy, Sierra, Grace, Abbey, Oliver, Quinn, Sheila, Liam, Maura, Felix, Lizzie, Will, Ozzie, Ophelia and Maybellene and one great granddaughter, Cooper. 

Sheila was born on August 7, 1930, in Manhattan and was the daughter of Anne Cotter O’Neill and Jerome O’Neill. A brother, Kevin and sister, Jerry predeceased her. A wake will be held at the Fred H. McGrath and Son Funeral home in Bronxville, NY on Thursday, June 16 from 5 pm to 8 pm. A funeral mass will be held at Noon on Friday, June 17 at Annunciation Church in Crestwood. The family prefers no flowers. Those who desire can make a donation in memory of Sheila to Annunciation Church at 470 Westchester Avenue, Tuckahoe, NY 10707.

Calling Hours at the Fred H. McGrath & Son, Funeral Home, Bronxville, 5 to 8 pm, Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial Annunciation Church, Crestwood, on Friday, June 17th, 2022 at 12 noon.


Calling Hours: 5 to 8 pm, Thursday, June 16, 2022

Mass: 12 noon, Friday, June 17, 2022 at Annunciation Church, Crestwoo

Live Stream Mass: Please Click Here



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    Edward Marrinan says

    The Marrinan Family extends its deepest condolences to the Kelly’s on the passing of Sheila. What a wonderful mom, wife, and friend Sheila was to so many for so long. We are praying for Al and the entire family at this sad time.

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      Bill Kelly says

      Thanks Ed, to you and all of the Marrinan’s. The path from 188 to 232 Crestwood Ave has been forever paved in the very best of memories that will sustain forever. Sheila will be missed but her legacy looms large. Peace and love.

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    Rich Davanzo says

    Our sincere condolences to the entire Kelly family on the passing of Mrs. K, a special lady who played a pivotal role in shaping the character of Bill’s sometimes-wayward friends during our formative years. Her warmth, understanding and generosity will never be forgotten.

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      Bill Kelly says

      Thanks for the kinds words and the perspective Rich. My Mom was a quiet but influential force who touched the lives of so many. My friends were always her friends too.

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    Joann Neary Mackenzie says

    Billy, I have just watched your mom’s funeral mass via the Annunciation link. I so wish I could have been there in person.Your mother was amazing, simply the best. We Neary girls feel like a light has gone out in our lives, so I can’t imagine how you all feel. Please give my love to your dad ,who is just as amazing as your mother: two halves of a heart. I hope to visit him soon, but first I have to get a hip replacement. Huge love to all you Kelly kids. What a job your parents did raising you. Joann xo

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    Bill Kelly says

    Thanks Joann. Bill and Helen Neary, you, and your sisters loomed large in our lives in the decades spent on Crestwood Ave. Many of those great memories cascaded back as I read your note and my family thanks you for that comfort and support. My Mom was truly an outstanding person in every way. She will be mightily missed but the legacy endures by way of the impact she had on shaping all of us. Much love from all of us back to you and your families Joann, Bill

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