Thomas A. Kelly, 82 of Kennett Square

Thomas A. Kelly, 82 of Kennett Square died peacefully
Friday, Nov. 27, at his home. He was the husband of the late Helen Dettori
Kelly, who died in 1984 and with whom he shared 36 years of marriage.

Born July 25, 1927 in Kennett Square, he was pre-deceased by
his parents Thomas and Isabel Higgins Kelly; sister, Peggy DePippo; and son,
Thomas Allen Kelly, Jr.

Tom served in the USMC during WWII. He was owner of Thomas
Kelly and Sons, Inc., retiring in 1984.

A resident of Kennett Square his entire life, Tom was proud
of how he kept the town clock in working order in its original location for
many of his younger years. He was a member of the American Legion Post #491,
VFW, the Italian American Club, former member of Kennett Square Optimist Club
and the KAU Little League and lifetime member of Kennett Fire Company. He was
also a member of St. Patrick Church. Tom was proud to receive a certificate
stating that he voted in 50 consecutive elections. He enjoyed golf and watching
his grandchildren play school and recreational sports. He was happiest when you
heard him whistling.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathleen Kelly Lafferty and
her husband Thomas of Landenberg, one son, Michael A. Kelly and his wife Lisa
of Kennett Square, one brother Richard W. Kelly and his wife Arlene of Milford,
Del., five grandchildren, Kelleanne Smith and her husband Sean, Erin Storm and
her husband Brian, Christopher Lafferty and his wife Jennifer, Michael B. Kelly
and Matthew A. Kelly and two great-grandchildren, Keira Smith and Austin

He is also survived by his long time companion Betty
Basciani and her family and Eggie Rivera, care giver.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Dec. 4, at
10 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church 212 Meredith Street, Kennett Square. You
are invited to visit with his family from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Friday at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 W. State Street, Kennett
Square. Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery. Contributions in his memory
may be made to the American Legion, William W. Fahey Post #491 208 E. State
Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. To send an online condolence, please visit

About CFLive Staff

See Contributors Page



1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.