Edward W. Kelly, 80, of New Britain, Conn., a former resident of Granville, N.Y., died Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Edward was Exalted Ruler of New Britain Elks No. 957 from 1978-1979 and district chairmen of lodge activities in 1980 before becoming state chairmen in 1981. He served as youth activities director for 18 years and served as a trustee. Was a commissioner on the board of finance and served on the tax board as water board commissioner and as an elected constable for two terms in New Britain. Edward was in the U.S. Army Reserves for seven years during the Korean War. He retired from Honeywell Skinner after 29 years. Edward also served 11 years with the Connecticut Department of Correction. Edward and his wife Lorraine had three children and six grandchildren. He had dual citizenship with the United States and Ireland and made approximately 30 trips with family and friends to Ireland.
Edward is survived by his beloved wife Lorraine (Gould) Kelly; his daughter, Lori Kelly Fleming of Marshall, N.C., and her husband, Gary, and Lori’s daughter, Sarah Arthur; his son, Edward and his wife, Mary Anne, of Norwalk, Conn., and children, Stephen and Antoinette; his son, Jeffrey and his wife, Doreen, of Pawlet, Vt., and children, Brianna, Catie, Jeffrey and Lisa; his two brothers, Brother James Kelly and his wife, Rhoda, of South Glens Falls, N.Y., and their children, Kimberly, Craig and Eric and Brother, Martin Kelly and his wife, Patty.
Relatives and friends may call at the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home, 764 Farmington Ave., New Britain, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, from 2 to 5 p.m. Military honors for Mr. Kelly will be accorded by the U.S. Army Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The American flag will be presented to Mr. Kelly’s wife Lorraine. Cremation will follow the wake. Burial will be private in Mettowee Valley Cemetery, Pawlet. Directions to funeral home - I-84 East or West, exit 37 (Fienemann Road) - right off exit -one mile down on right. To extend condolences to the Kelly family or to share a memory of Edward, please visit shakerfuneralhome.com.