Patricia Kelly, 69, of Glendale passed away on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 24 (see accompanying obituary for James Kelly).
On Feb. 4, 1948, Pat was gifted to the world in Pittsfield. She was the daughter of the late Angelo and Mary Gennari. Pat was raised and educated in West Stockbridge. Pat shared her great love and fun with many friends, where laughter and happiness continue to radiate across time. Her great passion was for her family. She did everything in her power to love, help, teach, guide, mentor and just be an overall positive presence in others’ lives. She spent countless hours with her grandchildren doing just that. Pat was also passionate about her pets and all creatures great and small. Pat was married to Jim Kelly for the last 16 years, but they shared their lives together for almost 30 years. They left this world together as they were in life. They enjoyed Sunday drives, doing the crossword puzzles together but, most of all, spending time with family.
Pat leaves behind Heidi Rauscher; Amy and Fabio Scirocco and their two children Mya and Michael; and step-daughter Maura Stanton and husband Billy and their son, Jasper. She also leaves two sisters: Terri Bauce and Kristin and Marshall Gaston; two nieces: Leslie Bauce and Syrena Milani and husband Jeff Rull; and one nephew: Joshua. Pat was predeceased by daughter Erika in 1973.
In keeping with Jim and Pat’s wishes, there will be no services but rather a celebration of their lives will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, between noon and 3 p.m. at the mansion at Cranwell Spa and Golf Resort. Guests are asked to bring stories of one or both of them to share; they will help with healing during this very challenging and heartbreaking time. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in care of Kelly Funeral Home, 3 Main St., Lee, MA 01238. To leave a message of condolence or share pictures, visit www.kellyfuneralhome.net.