My deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Kelly. Living next door to the Kelly’s on Clinton Street was such a warm and wonderful experience. Bill and Dolly were so welcoming! Each day I would get a sidewalk wave from Mr. Kelly and a “Hello, Neighbor!” Very often we had engaging conversations. Mr. Kelly impressed me.... and certainly left an indelible impression within my heart.
Marie, I am so very sorry for your loss.
Our family have known the Kelly families for over one hundred years I personally have played with Bill's kids and his brother Johns children it seems like most of my child hood in the 60's and 70s great people...My thoughts of recent years when his attended a nice lady would walk Bill around the block Clinton to Seward and by my house by the creek on clay street...He would notice me me in my wheelchair and force the attendant to stop so we could talk of life and times we knew...Bill would tell her all about me and our family I still can't believe how he remembered all that wow...we'd talk about the nursery and when his mother's house caught firer down on clay street just anything and everything...until I'd see his attendant would be getting tired but not Bill so Would cut short the conversation and we'd say goodbye till the next time I'd say that was Mid September...Quite the guy...His sprite is welcomed at my house anytime...So long Bill...