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Maureen Carney Kelly

October 16, 1935 January 2, 2018
Maureen Carney Kelly
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Obituary for Maureen Carney Kelly

Maureen Carney Kelly of Clarkston, Michigan, formerly of Bloomfield Hills, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 2, 2018. She was 82 years old. Maureen – known to loved ones as “Mimi” – was born October 16, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan. She was the daughter of Helen Carney and sister of Helen Carney Bostwick, Frank Carney, Jr., George "Bill" Carney, and Raymond Carney (all deceased).

Maureen attended Epiphany Catholic Grade School and was a member of the 1953 graduating class of Detroit Mackenzie High School. In 1959, she married John Kelly. Together, they had four children and enjoyed 58 years of marriage. Maureen worked for the Detroit News and JL Hudson’s Department Store. In her free time, she enjoyed sewing, doing crafts, spending quality time with friends, traveling to Ireland, her and John’s lake house in Hillman, Michigan, or to visit her children and grandchildren.

She was an active volunteer and board member at Ste. Anne de Detroit Catholic Church, Brother Rice High School and Marian High School, both in Bloomfield Hills and which her children attended. Maureen possessed a kind, gentle and generous spirit; was a patient listener, keen observer and gifted storyteller; a great and loyal friend; and was an unconditionally loving and supportive wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and daughter. Along with husband John, Maureen is survived by son Sean Kelly; daughters Colleen Kelly Sygar (Dan), Christine Kelly Jasinski (Scott) and Kathleen Kelly Cardellio (Matthew); and grandchildren Ryan and Brendan Kelly; Ella and Robert Sygar; Matthew, Patrick and Claire Jasinski; and John and Christopher Cardellio. She will be deeply missed.

Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14 and 15 Mile Rds.) Sunday, January 7, 2-7 pm, with a prayer service at 6 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 4580 N. Adams Rd., Troy, on Monday, January 8 at 11 am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 10:30am.

Memorial donations may be made to Catholic Central High School, 27225 Wixom Road, Novi, Michigan 48374.

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