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“To Paul / Rita and all relatives sorry to hear about Marie's passing, had the great pleasure of meeting her on many occasions, an utter lady Trevor...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Trevor Corcoran - Galway - Family

“My deepest sympathy to all family & friends of Marie (RIP). I have many fond memories of Marie's trips to Ireland but one I hold dear is of my trip...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Yvonne Corcoran

“Our deepest sympathy to all the family on the sad passing of Marie,my late husband Frank was her 1st cousin and I remember her visit home fondly she...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Esther Corcoran & Family

“Good laughs and wonderful perspective on life. Good golf buddy of my mother and shared many lobster rolls together for a birthday or other! ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Andrea Hartnett - Sherborn, MA

“When I started playing golf at Woodland Golf Club, Marie was running the 9-Hole Women's League and she welcomed me with open arms. She ran a tight...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Marie Sweeney - Dover, MA

“I remember the "kids table" at Minot Place (boy that was a long time ago!). Rie Rie would make us ice cream cones with the cake cones and...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Bud Kelly - Intervale, NH

“Our sympathies to all the family on the sad passing of Marie,we have fond memories of her coming to Turoe to visit us,may she rest in peace, ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Vinnie & Rosie Corcoran - Family

“I am saddened to hear of Ms. Kelly's passing. I will always remember how much she loved her family, Woodland Golf Club and her bridge friends. She...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Mark Dufresne - Family Friend

“My father paddy corcoran(rip) was a first cousin of Marie. I meet Marie a few times when she was over in Ireland. She was a very kind and gentle lady...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: David Corcoran

“From the day Marie moved into One Wingate Way I knew we were going to be good friends. Marie was sweet, gentle and soft spoken. My son-in-law (Tom...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Patricia Sullivan - MA - Neighbor

“Words are difficult at this sad time. One of our dearest cousins has gone to God - the God of Mercy and love who was so central to Marie during her...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Mary (Sr.) Corcoran

“i li loved marie..i enjoyed marie and her friend rose so much..iplayed bridge with both of them at the watertown senior center..i still treasure...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: peggy harney - cambridge, MA

“Too many memories. I loved the 4th of July cookouts with the cousins and walking behind FA Day to see the fireworks (or just watching from the house...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Michael Kelly - Fayetteville, GA

“One of my favorite memories of Aunt Rie was the time she came over the house to visit and she told me that she would watch Margi (who was a toddler)...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Cheryl Kelly - Holliston, MA

“I'll always remember Aunt Marie as I was her favorite nephew even when I wore 'jeans' to Woodland. Much loved and always remembered! ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Edmund Kelly - Lee, MA - Family


Newton – Miss Marie C. Kelly, of Newton, died Saturday, September 12, 2020 at the Stanley Tippett Hospice Home in Needham following a period of declining health. She was 95.

Marie was born and raised in Newton on June 24, 1925, a daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Corcoran) Kelly. She was a 1943 graduate of Newton High School and after that began an almost fifty year career with the New England Telephone Company, retiring as a manager for Verizon.

A lifelong parishioner of Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Marie was also a longtime volunteer at Saint Francis House in Boston. After retirement she joined Woodland Golf Club where she learned the game well and made many lifelong friends.

The hallmarks of Marie's life were well known . . . life, love, faith, family and friendships. She was beloved by her legion of nieces and nephews who, with great affection, called her Rie-Rie.

In addition to her nieces and nephews and their families she leaves her brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Rita Kelly of Waltham.

She was also a sister of the late John, Francis and Thomas Kelly and Dorothy O'Rourke.

Family and friends will honor and remember Marie's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Wednesday, September 16th from 4 to 7 p.m. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday morning in Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington Street, Newton. Burial will follow in Newton Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Saint Francis House, 39 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 or at www.stfrancishouse.org