Mary's Story

BANGOR - Mary M. Kelly, 77, passed away on March 21, 2016, at her home with her family by her side. Mary was born in Bangor, Nov. 7, 1938, the daughter of Maurice Sr. and Hazel (McHale) Kelly).

Mary worked at Means Investment for more than 20 years. She then worked as the parish secretary at St. Mary's Catholic Church (now St. Paul the Apostle Parish) for more than 25 years. After retiring as parish secretary, Mary was a volunteer at many agencies and became historian at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Bangor.

In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by brothers, Kenneth, Maurice Jr., Robert and Gerald; and one sister, Helena "Lena" (Kelly) Bernardini. Mary is survived by her two sisters, Julia (Kelly) Brewster of Oklahoma City, OK, and Ann (Kelly) Blood of League City, TX; and one brother, Martin "Marty" and his wife, Patricia, of Bangor.

Her favorite love was spending time with her great-great-nephews, Anthony, Andrew, James and Nicholas; her nephew, Bob and his wife, Fran, their daughters, Wendy and her husband, Mark Slauenwhite, Julie and her husband, Shane Cote; they were always with her to celebrate holidays, Sunday breakfasts and outings at the Maine coast. She was a treasure to them and she taught many people by her example.

Thank you to the staff at CancerCare of Maine. They showed her great kindness and compassion. Thanks also to the many relatives and friends who stopped to see her through this sickness, all brought many memories to mind of fun times.

Family and friends may visit 5-8 p.m. Monday, March 28, 2016, at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Ohio Street, Bangor. A reception will be held immediately afterward in the parish hall. Interment will be at a later date in the family lot at Oak Hill Cemetery, Winterport. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ecumenical Food Cupboard, 28 High St., Bangor, ME 04401, to the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen, 65 South Park St., Bangor, ME 04401 or to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, 768 Ohio St., Bangor, ME 04401. Messages and memories may be share with her family at
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