Londonderry, N.H. – Beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother Doris M. Kelly, 88, formerly of Milk Street in Westborough, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at her home in Londonderry, where she lived with her daughter, Maureen, and son-in-law, Harry Hegg. Her husband of 55 years, Thomas F. Kelly Jr. predeceased her in 2003.
She leaves two other daughters, Sharon Furbish, wife of Gerald, of Boylston and Patricia Bergstrom, wife of Stephen, of Marlborough; a son, Daniel Kelly of Boston; six grandchildren, Erin, Christopher, Stephanie, Lindsay, Craig, and Meghan; two-great grandsons, Lantis and Jason Jr; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Irene Matuzek, in 1990.
She was born in Worcester, the son of George and Florence (Donahue) Russell, and lived in Westborough for 37 years, where she was a member of St. Luke's Parish, before moving to Londonderry in 2002. She graduated from the former Commerce High School in Worcester, and was a full-time homemaker, devoted to raising her four children.
Mrs. Kelly was an avid crossword puzzler, card player, and Red Sox fan. Her other interests included computers, shopping, ceramics, and doting on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an inspiration to anyone she met and will be remembered for her warmth, compassion, strength, and wisdom.
Calling hours will be held Monday, May 7, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Rd., Londonderry, N.H. A separate visitation will also be held prior to the funeral Wednesday, May 9, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., at Britton-Summers Funeral Home, 4 Church St., Westborough, with a Mass at St. Luke the Evangelist Church. Burial will be in St. Luke's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VNA Home Health Hospice Services, 1850 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03104-2911.