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Mary Elizabeth Kelly

May 22, 1936 - June 27, 2022

Mary Elizabeth Kelly, 86, of Lynchburg, died on Monday, June 27, 2022. She was the wife of the late Edward Keher and mother of the late Kevin Keher.

Born in New York, on May 22, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Mary Kelly and Vincent Kelly.

She was a member of Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, West Babylon, NY. Mary was also a member of the Red Hat Society.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Zoccola and her husband Marc Zoccola; four grandchildren, Kelly Canfield, Rachel Canfield, Stephen Canfield and Molly Canfield; one brother, Stephen Kelly and wife Grace Kelly, and one sister Theresa Geoghegan and husband Denis Geoghegan; sisters in-law Delores Gibson, and Rita Kelly; and numerous loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Vincent Kelly sister Kathleen Clifford and her husband Thomas Clifford, and sister in-law Marie Corso.

A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Lynchburg, VA at 11 a.m., on Friday, July 15, 2022. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., on Monday, August 1, 2022, at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, NY.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions please consider the Alzheimer Association.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.

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Marion will be greatly missed. Throughout my childhood she laughed with me, encouraged me and was the wing benefit my wings. She taught me how special the word Aunt is to a family. She was a part of many celebrations that I shared with my family as a child and young adult. I will remember her delicious cooking, her encouraging words, her stunning smile forever. Her children and grandchildren are as wonderful as she is. Much love to all as we remember Marion and all the joy she brought into our lives.

Posted by Teresa on July 12, 2022

Grandma Mary, the world is not the same without your laughter and sassy personality. I was lucky to have you as a grandmother. You always believed in me and loved me unconditionally. You always made everything better. You showed me how to be fancy with limo trips to Broadway. Taught me to love New York and being Irish. Christmas was always magical with you. When we said goodbye you said “I will always be with you.” I know it was true because I can still hear your voice in my head. I know you are happy in heaven with Uncle Kevin, grandpa and Patches. Miss you so much. I love you forever. Your endless love. 💖

Posted by Kelly M Canfield on July 11, 2022

You were always known for your wisdom and wit. You were able to find humor in even the most difficult, trying times. You were one of a kind and you will be missed very much.

Posted by Stephen on July 9, 2022

I can’t imagine my childhood without Aunt Marian. She was like a second mother to me—always present, reliable, loving and fun. She was also special to me because she was my godmother. We had so many special times together during my childhood and early adulthood. I’ll never forget her laugh. She loved 💕 her family and was a fierce protector of those close to her. She was a woman who defined herself by her relationships. She was daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, mother-in-law, friend and trusted confidante. She deeply valued family and friends and nurtured those relationships all of her life. As the years went by, she became a source of deep insight and wisdom. When I lost my husband 7 months ago, she was a source of emotional support and deep, abiding love. She was strong for me when I was weak. I’ll miss her so much. To her daughter, Mary, and Marc, you did everything right! You loved 💕 her, you took care of her when she needed it, you let her be independent while she could and you were present 💝 and loving at the end. No one could have asked for—or expected—more than what you gave. May the knowledge of that bring you comfort and peace in the coming weeks and months. I love 💕 you both, truly and dearly. With love and sympathy 💐, Karen ❤️🙏🏻✝️🙏🏻❤️

Posted by Anonymous on July 8, 2022

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