Lawrence Kelly

Lawrence F. Kelly

Wednesday, May 11th, 1927 - Thursday, February 7th, 2019
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Lawrence F. Kelly, age 91, a lifelong resident of Vermontville, NY, died on Thursday February 7, 2019, at Elderwood of Uihlein in Lake Placid, NY. Lawrence was born on May 11, 1927, the son of William and Mary Keese Kelly.

He was a 1944 graduate of Saranac Lake High School and spent 42 years working at Norman's Wholesale Grocery Store in Bloomingdale retiring in 1989. He also served in the U. S. Army.

He was a devout member of St. Paul's Parish in Bloomingdale and his hobbies included golfing, bowling, snowshoeing, and deer hunting. He enjoyed visiting with his neighbors and sitting on his porch and watching traffic pass on Route 3.

He is survived by eight nieces and nephews who he remained very close to throughout his life:
Kathleen (Donald) Vincent of Watertown, NY, William Kelly of Glendale, AZ, Ruth Colman of Albany, NY, Joan (Bruce) Johnson of Evans Mills, NY, Charles (Margaret) Kelley of Phoenix, AZ, Robert Kelley of Warren, NJ, James (Kathryn) Clark of Saranac Lake, NY, and John (Tina) Clark of Vermontville, NY. He was also a beloved Uncle to many grand nieces and grand nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, four sisters, Mary Kelley, Helen Kelly, Winifred Clark, Sr. Mary Celeste Kelly, RSM and one brother Joseph. He was also predeceased by a niece Carolyn Clark Ingram and a nephew John Kelly.

A service, burial and celebration of his life will take place in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to remember Lawrence F. Kelly may make memorial contributions to St. Bernard's Church in care of the Fortune Keough Funeral Home.

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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, May 11th, 2019 |
    Saturday, May 11th, 2019
    St. Paul's Roman Catholic Oratory
    State Route 3
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  • Interment

    St. Paul's Cemetery
    Fletcher Farm Road
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Donations are being accepted for: ST BERNARDS CHURCH.


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Patrick Vincent

Posted at 05:34pm
Uncle Lawrence, you will be greatly missed. Many good memories spending time up there with family.

Sally Stephenson

Posted at 02:10pm
In heart felt memory of our dear friend Larry Kelly
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Darcy Stephenson

Posted at 02:10pm
Mr. Kelly was my neighbor and friend. He could bake one heck of a cheese cake! I will truly miss visiting with him on his porch and hearing from him tales of the neighborhood. He was an amazing good hearted man. He was part of our family and will be greatly missed.


Posted at 02:04pm
So very sorry to hear of my dear ole friend and neighbor Kelly’s illness and passing. We’ve been great friends for many years, enjoying sharing news, stories and wishes for Christmas and birthdays. He always wanted updates on the kids, and jobs and travels etc. We loved our little summer visits on the porch of the ole homestead. My condolences and sympathy to each of the Kelly family and thank you for your special caring of such a very dear and kind friend. I’ll miss you Kel.
Sally Stephenson and family

Connie Willette

Posted at 05:36pm
Although I never knew him personally, I knew him from seeing him in church. When I came back from communion, I would always give him a little wave and he would nod, smile and give me a little wave. Recently, he wasn't in church. When he returned to his spot, I stopped and told him I had worried about him. More recently, I noticed he was once again missing. Sadly, when I saw his obituary, I knew that heaven now has a new angel with a nice smile and a kind face. May he rest in peace.

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