Ethel M. Kelly
Ethel M. Kelly, 88, of Florham Park, New Jersey passed away on Monday, October 5, 2015 at home surrounded by her family.
Ethel was born on February 13, 1927 in Bloomfield, NJ. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John and Lydia (nee Maguire) Matthews.
Ethel was a talented artist and enjoyed painting. She loved to shop. She was introduced to golf by her late husband but learned to love the game over the years and was a member at Montclair Golf Club in NJ.
She started her career at Prudential Insurance, where she met her husband. In her earlier years, Ethel was very active in Catholic Charities and the Rosary Society and volunteered for the Red Cross, FL. Ethel was a seasoned traveler and resided in different states and countries throughout her lifetime. Later in life she worked at a florist designing floral arrangements.
Ethel was predeceased by her husband Thomas Kelly and son Thomas Kelly, Jr. earlier this year. She was the mother of Christine Auriemma-Cook, (Steve), David M. Kelly, (Judi), 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Mary Ellen Murray and cousin Donald Chadwick.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main St. Chatham, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at St. Vincent Church, 26 Green Village Road, Madison, NJ 07940. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ethel’s name may be made to: National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. 2600 Network Blvd, Suite 300 Frisco, TX 75034 or to Compassionate Care Hospice, 350 Sparta Avenue, Building B, Suite 2, Sparta, NJ 07871.