Kathleen T. Kelley ( née Welsh), 84, of Oaklyn NJ, devoted wife and mother, died on Friday, July 16, 2021. Kathy grew up in Philadelphia and attended Little Flower High School. She worked for Bell Telephone and The Philadelphia Navy Yard before marrying and devoting herself to her family.
Kathy was a faithful parishioner of St. Aloysius Church in Oaklyn for over 50 years. She was a Brownie troop leader, served on the school PTA and was a board member of the Oaklyn Historical Society for many years. She loved traveling with her husband and their close friends Calvin and Nettie Lang, and enjoyed going to lunch with her close group of friends. She loved watching and cheering for the Phillies. Kathy always had a kind word for everyone she met. If you knew Kathy, you could always expect a card from her for any special occasion. Kathy was happiest spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren.
She will be greatly missed by her children, James Kelley and his wife Regina, Patricia Hudson and her husband Wayne, and Karen Kelley, along with her two grandchildren, Brittany and Ryan. Kathy is predeceased by her husband, A. James Kelley and her brother Frank Welsh. She is survived by her brother Joseph Welsh (Dee), and sisters, Maryann Meyer, Margie Welsh (Dave), and Theresa Noraka.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday morning, July 26th between 10 am and 11 am at St. Joseph The Worker Parish, St. Aloysius Church, 37 West Haddon Avenue, Oaklyn, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am. Burial will immediately follow at New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to The Alzheimer's Association 23 Vreeland Rd. # 105 Florham Park, NJ 07932 www.alz.org/nj #crerancelebration #heartfelt
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