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Mary A. Kelly

May 14, 1929 ~ April 19, 2020 (age 90)

Obituary

Mary A. Kelly, passed away on April 19, 2020 in the comfort of her home, with her loving family by her side after a short illness. She was born on May 14, 1929 to John and Rose (McCauley) Kelly. She graduated from East High School and Misereicordia. Her early career was highlighted by her position as an administrative assistant to the Vice President of General Dynamics in San Diego. Mary also served as an assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force in Washington, DC. Locally, she retired as the Membership and Program Director at the YMCA/WEIU. In retirement, she volunteered on many boards and committees. She volunteered with Meals on Wheels, Auburn Nursing Home and was an active member of the Mercy Auxiliary. She enjoyed travel, theater and playing bridge with beloved friends. Mary was also known for completing the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzles in ink. She was predeceased by her parents, sister and brother in law Kathleen and Paul Bishop, brother and sister in law Robert and Peggy Kelly. She is survived by nieces and nephews Kathleen Stoughtenger, Mary (James) Breeze, Betsy (Stanford) Pash, Martha Bishop, Laura (Richard) Delaney, Peter (Julie) Bishop, Maggie Bishop, Anne Bishop, Kelly Wejko, Paul (Kristianne) Bishop, Kevin (Sarah) Kelly, John Kelly and Michael (Patricia) Kelly. She survived by her cousins Judy (Conboy) Acton, Thomas and Mary Cassidy. She is also survived by multiple great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews. She had a particularly close relationship with Josh Bishop and Jonathan Wejko. The family would like to thank all of the care givers who kept Mary safe and comfortable in her own home over the past months. A memorial service will take place at a future date. Donations, in lieu of flowers can be made to Hospice, Matthew House, the YMCA, or the SPCA. Arrangements are with White Chapel Funeral Home Inc., Auburn.

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