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D. Robert Kelly

October 22, 1922 ~ March 1, 2017 (age 94)

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New Hartford- D. Robert Kelly, 94, died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, March 1, in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Theresa (Brooks) Kelly.

        Mr. Kelly was born in Waterville, ME, on October 22, 1922, son of the late Gregory and Dora (Simpson) Kelly. He was a WWII U.S. Navy Veteran. His awards and decorations included the World War II Victory Medal, American Theatre Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Medal. Mr. Kelly was educated at the University of Maine, Columbia University, and the University of Hartford – Hillier College. He was a retired educator, serving in the Torrington school system as principal of Southwest School, North School, and East School.

        Survivors include a son, Gregg B. Kelly and his wife Deborah of New Hartford; a daughter, Terry Lynn Kelly and her husband Ted Collins of Marathon, FL; seven grandchildren, Brock Flanagan, Blake Maroon, Connery Flanagan, Kellyn Flanagan, Cailyn Paradise, Brenna Kelly, and Ryan Kelly; eight great-grandchildren, Trey, Frankie, Ramona, Estelle, Brooks, Ella, Noah, and Eli; and several nieces and nephews.

        The family requests that friends join them on April 1, 2017 at 11:30a.m. at St. Peter Cemetery Mausoleum, 236 E. Pearl Rd., Torrington when Services and entombment with full Military Honors will be held.

        In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to NW CT Community Foundation at Please note that the donation is for the ‘East School PTO Robert Kelly Scholarship Fund’.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Northwest CT Community Foundation - East School PTO Robert Kelly Scholarship Fund

 Service Information

Interment following funeral service
April 1, 2017

St. Peter Cemetery
Torrington, CT

Funeral Service
April 1, 2017

11:30 AM
St. Peter Cemetery
Torrington, CT

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