• Brenda J. Kelly
    October 10,2013

    Brenda J. Kelly

    WATERBURY — Brenda Joyce Kelly, 62, of Waterbury, Vt., formerly of Carver, Mass., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Oct. 6, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard Kelly, who passed in 1999.

    Born in Norwood, Mass., on May 29, 1951, she was a daughter of Ellen (Christiansen) May, of Bolton, Vt., and the late George E. May Sr. Brenda grew up in Sharon, Mass., where she attended Sharon High School.

    She worked as a self employed home health care aide for many years. She cared for all and loved everyone as her own. Family was always the most important to her. She was always there to help her children, grandchildren and anyone else in need. She will forever be remembered for her quick wit, refreshing sense of humor and a smile that would light up a room.

    In addition to her mother, Ellen, Brenda is survived by her children, Eric Preus, Joseph Preus, Lisa Champney, Karen Preus, William Kelly and Seanna Kelly; her stepchildren, Donna Baker, Paul Kelly and Leeann Givens; her siblings Cheryl Rendel, George “Skip” May Jr., Nancy Berry and Susan Lavigne; 17 grandchildren; and countless extended family. She was the sister of the late Tammy Relation.

    Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the RJ Ross Funeral Home, 135 South St., Route 1A, Wrentham Centre, Mass., on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. Her funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the First Congregational Church of Sharon, 29 N. Main St., Sharon, Mass. Burial will follow in Wrentham Centre Cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641-5369 or www.cvhhh.org.

    An online guest book may be found at www.rjrossfuneralhomeinc.com. Arrangements are in the care of Richard Ross and the RJ Ross Funeral Home, Wrentham Centre, Mass.

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