Mother of sur­prises

Bray People - - Socialscene -

BRAY NA­TIVE Mary Kelly was left speech­less as she en­tered Grey­stones Golf Club last Satur­day to what she thought was a birth­day bash for her son, but what turned out to be a sur­prise party for her too.

Mary was cel­e­brat­ing her 65th birth­day while her son Gary was cel­e­brat­ing his 40th birth­day.

‘I would never have guessed in a mil­lion years!’ was Mary’s re­sponse as the guests shouted ‘Sur­prise’ when she walked in the room.

An ex­tra sur­prise for the birth­day girl was the ar­rival of an­other of her son John, who is now liv­ing in Lon­don, but who flew over for the party.

Mary was also joined by her two broth­ers Jackie and his wife Anne and Tommy and his wife Irene.

Un­for­tu­nately her son Pa­trick couldn’t make it over for the sur­prise but Mary was joined by the rest of her kids, Derek, Bernard, Ste­wart, Jack, Paul and Cep.

All the sur­prises on the night weren’t left just to Mary.

The birth­day boy and huge Leeds United Fan, Gary, was pre­sented with a birth­day card signed by all the Leeds United Play­ers and a cer­tifi­cate wish­ing him a happy birth­day signed by the man­ager of the club Gary McAl­lis­ter.

Join­ing in the cel­e­bra­tions with Gary were his three chil­dren Karl, Rachel and Cian and his lovely wife Anne-Marie.

There was also a strong con­tin­gent from Bray Lak­ers at the party.

Mary’s son Derek not only has the ti­tle of Bray Per­son of the Year but is also a mem­ber of the Bray Lak­ers where Mary is very in­volved and is a mem­ber of the com­mit­tee.

As the two birth­day cakes were brought out and the guests sang happy birth­day, a bot­tle of cham­pagne was cracked open.

Mary and Anne-Marie were then pre­sented with bou­quets of flow­ers. A great night night was had by ev­ery­body and the cel­e­bra­tions con­tin­ued in Mary’s house un­til the early hours of the morn­ing.

Mary and Gary Kelly have joint birth­day cel­e­bra­tions.

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