Obituary: Harriet E Kelley, of Shelton, a teacher for 30 years

Harriet E Kelley of Shelton died at Griffin Hospital on June 21, 2013. Born and raised in Bridgeport, CT, she was the daughter of the late William A. Reilly originally from Newtown and Hattie Anderson Reilly. She was predeceased by her husband, Kevin J. Kelley in 2003.

Mrs. Kelley attended Holy Family Academy, Baltic; graduated from St. Augustine School, Bridgeport, Class of 1938; The Academy of Our Lady of Mercy-Lauralton Hall, Milford, Class of 1942; and The College of St. Elizabeth, Convent Station, NJ, Class of 1946. She taught school on the secondary level for 30 years in Bridgeport, Seymour and Derby, CT, retiring in 1992.

In addition she served in an advisory capacity to a number of her late husband’s business operations from 1962-1976 including: Kelley-Healey Co., Derby; Cellular Industries, Waterbury; Arkon, Waterbury; and Noark, WV.

Mrs. Kelley is survived by her son, Kevin Keefe Kelley, of Shelton, with whom she made her home; a daughter Kathleen Kelley and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents she was predeceased by her sisters Mary E. Conlon, of Seymour; Lillian B. Reilly, former Chief Nursing Examiner for the State of CT, of Rocky Hill and Joanna Reilly of Bridgeport; and her brothers Joseph W. A. Reilly, William F. Reilly and Thomas R. Reilly, of Bridgeport.

The Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton, has been entrusted with the arrangements. At the request of the family, there will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph Church, Shelton, CT, with a mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. June 26, 2013. Burial will be in the Keefe/Kelley family plot at Mount St. Peter Cemetery, Derby, CT.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Office of Radio and Television, Archdiocese of Hartford, 15 Peach Orchard Rd. Prospect, CT. 06712.

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