KELLY (nee Browne) Frances M. “Fran”

The Telegram (St. John’s) - - OBITUARIES -

85, De Pere, Wis­con­sin

Passed away peace­fully on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 1st, 2018. She was born Jan­uary 16, 1933 in St. John’s, New­found­land to the late Jack and Ellen (Kennedy) Browne. She mar­ried Don­ald J. Kelly of Philadel­phia, PA on Oc­to­ber 19th, 1957. Don­ald was a mem­ber of the U.S Air Force and the fam­ily en­joyed the mil­i­tary life and the ad­ven­tures it brought from Alaska to Mas­sachusetts. Fran en­joyed her work at the Base Ex­change at the var­i­ous duty sta­tions and worked in ac­count­ing af­ter Don left the Air Force. They en­joyed bowl­ing, out­doors and time with friends. Fran loved her fam­ily and al­ways put their needs ahead of hers. She was an ad­vo­cate for res­cue an­i­mals and do­nated to their causes when­ever she could. Her kitty “Twit­ter” was a res­cue cat and one of the great joys in her life. Fran loved her Plays­ta­tion too. Yup, 85 play­ing Plays­ta­tion. Spiro and Harry Potter were her fa­vorites. Fran is sur­vived by her sons and her daugh­ter-in-law who she loved like a daugh­ter, Dan and Marty (Sharon) and one grand­son Bren­don as well as her sis­ter Bar­bara (Harold) Ma­son and Joe (Jean) Browne. Also many won­der­ful nieces and neph­ews. Her niece Chris­tine in Canada was an es­pe­cially good friend. She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band Don­ald, par­ents Jack and Ellen Browne, sis­ters Patsy (Lorne) Hynes and Mary (Mur­phy), broth­ers Ed­ward (Doreen), Pa­trick (Kay), John (Eileen) and Wil­liam Browne. A pri­vate me­mo­rial ser­vice was held on Tues­day, Novem­ber 6th at 2 pm at Our Lady of Lour­des Fam­ily Parish in De Pere, Wis­con­sin. Fran’s fam­ily would like to thank the nurses on the 4th floor at Bellin Hos­pi­tal for the gen­uine care and com­pas­sion they showed Fran when she needed it most. Fran lived her life with­out pre­tense and with a true com­pas­sion for the in­no­cent and most vul­ner­a­ble among us. She is an un­selfish in­spi­ra­tion that those clos­est to her will truly miss.

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