Mary A. Kelley of Sargent St., Winthrop passed away unexpectedly at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on September 3, 2018. She was 81 years old. Born in Winchester she was the beloved daughter of the late Edna (Rooney) and Walter Shaughnessy. A resident of Winthrop for over 55 years she was employed as a school teacher for the Winthrop Public Schools for many years until her retirement. She was very active in civic affairs in the town of Winthrop. She was a member and chairperson of the Winthrop Conservation Committee, the Winthrop Public Library, the Winthrop Historical Society and the Cottage Park Yacht Club Ladies Bowling League. Just prior to Mary's passing she was honored with the new pavilion at the Belle Isle Marsh Marine Ecology Park and Walking Pathway off Morton Street being named after her.
She was the devoted wife of the late John B. Kelley and the loving mother of Laura Miguel and her partner Sean of Westerly, Rhode Island, John B. Kelley, III of Lebanon, Connecticut, Philip Kelley and his partner Adelina of Winthrop and the late Carolyn E. Kelley. Dear sister of Walter Shaughnessy and his wife Joan of Pocasett and the late William Shaughnessy. Sister in law of Thomas and Joan Kelley of Somerville. Cherished grandmother of Kelley Rose, Philip David, Claire and Grace. Also survived by dear family friends the Wynter Family, Neil Flemming and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the funeral home on Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 9:00 AM followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10:00 AM. Interment to follow the mass in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Winthrop Public Library 2 Metcalf Square, Winthrop MA 02152 or to the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh PO Box 575, East Boston MA 02128.