She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt, who will be missed greatly by friends and family.
In addition to her loving husband of 63 years, Rita is survived by her daughter, Kathryn G. Kelley of Hope Valley, R.I.; her sons, Michael F. Kelley of Old Saybrook, Conn., and Dennis J. Kelley of Middleton; her grandchildren, Meghan Kaiserman, Christopher Baker, Kendra Kelley and Bryan Kelley; her two great-grandchildren; her siblings, Sally Russo of New Hampshire, James McGilloway of Beverly, and Margaret Fitch of Stoughton; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Steven P. Kelley, and sister of the late John, Danny and Huey McGilloway, Ann Higgins, and Mary McCarey.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral Mass will be held in St. Agnes Church, Boston St., Middleton, on Friday, August 2, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery, Middleton. Visiting hours will be held in St. Agnes Church, Boston St., Middleton, on Thursday August 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., Route 62, Danvers. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Rita’s memory to World Vision, P.O. Box 70200, Tacoma, WA, 98481. To share a memory, or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.