Claire T. Kelly

Obituary for Claire T. Kelly

May 5, 1934 - August 6, 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Age 86


Claire T. Kelly, of Philadelphia, passed away on Thursday evening, August 6, 2020 at her residence. She was 86 years old. Claire was born in Philadelphia on May 5, 1934 to the late John and Maria (née Mahon) Donaldson and was the wife to the late Bernard F. Kelly, Jr. She was a devoted homemaker who cared deeply for her family and in her free time she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, reading, and watching the Phillies. Claire was also deeply religious and was a member of Our Lady of Calvary Catholic Church.

Claire is survived by her two daughters, Maria A. Kenny (Thomas) and Christine M. Shepperd along with five grandchildren, Nicole Kenny, Brittany Buffington (Kevin), Alexandra Kenny, Michael Shepperd (Desire), Kelly Keenan (Kevin J. Keenan, Jr.) and three great grandchildren, Kevin J. Keenan III, Connor Keenan, and Madison Shepperd. She is survived also by a sister, Ann Strain and predeceased by two sisters, Dorothy Crane and Mildred Donaldson.

Relatives and friends are invited to Claire's Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Our Lady of Calvary Catholic Church, 11024 Knights Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19154 followed by interment at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery. Please arrive at the church at 9:50 a.m. to be seated and please follow CDC guidelines in regards to social distancing and wearing facemasks. In lieu of flowers, donations in Claire's name may be made to the charity of one's choice. Family services are entrusted under the care of John F. Givnish of Philadelphia, 215-281-0100.

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