KELLY, Mary Jane (McCormick) of Hyde Park, formerly of Milton, passed peacefully on December 22nd at the age of 74. Beloved wife of Robert L (BPD) of 38 years. Devoted mother of Kathleen Rota and her husband Daniel of Avon, Donna Lynch of Hyde Park, John Lynch and his wife Stephanie of Grafton and Courtney Kelly and her wife Tara of Raynham.. Cherished sister of John McCormick of Marblehead and the late James A. McCormick, Jr. Loving Nana of Amanda, Danielle, Julie and Daniel Jr.. Also survived by 4 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.
Mary Jane grew up in Needham, married and moved to Florida in 1961, and in 1966 she moved to Milton, where she lived until ultimately moving to Hyde Park 25 years ago.
Mary Jane worked over the years in occupations that allowed her to be helpful to others, most recently reading and helping the blind in West Roxbury. She began her family young and spent her life in devotion to first her children, then her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a very active and involved grandmother and has left an indelible impression upon all of them.
Mary Jane and her husband Bob (the Ohio Kid) had a very active social life and many friends that they enjoyed spending time with at the VFW post, where she was the President of the Ladies Auxiliary, the BPD post and many, many conventions over the years. The enjoyed vacationing, country music festivals, and most of all laughing.
Mary Jane was a devoted daughter to her parents in their older years and a shining example to her children and grandchildren of putting family first. She was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox, loved to read, watch Lifetime movies, but, by far, her greatest joy for the past decade was spending time with her great grandchildren Zach, Casey and Jamie. She loved them beyond anything and enjoyed sneaking them treats when their parents weren’t looking and encouraging their mischievous antics. She got great enjoyment from watching them give their parents a run for their money.
Funeral from the Carroll-Thomas Funeral Home, 22 Oak Street, Hyde Park Friday morning at 10:30AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St Elizabeth Church, Milton at 11:30AM Visiting hours Thursday evening from 4-8PM. Interment will be private at family's request. Please in lieu of flowers all donations can be made to American Lung Association www.lung.org.
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