Dolores Agnes Kelly, (nee: Denis), 90, of Upper Montclair, NJ, died Thursday, February 27, surrounded by her loving family. Born September 17, 1929, to Petronella and Peter Denis (aka: Danus) in Indiana Harbor, Indiana and one of three daughters including Sophie and Bea. She attended St. Mary's College, the sister college of Notre Dame University. There she met her husband John Gabriel Kelly (deceased) of sixty years. Dolores leaves behind 11 children, Mary Franklin (Douglas), John (Lisa Blaufuss), Peter (Kathleen), Chris(Susan Lennon), Betty Ann (Steven Jandoli), Tom (Mary Ellen), Susan, (James Wason), Margaret, Katherine(Thomas), Jean Rowe, Patty Coley (Clark), 18 grandchildren, Nicholas, Michael, Maura, Jackie, Marisa, Matthew, Samantha,(Arjun Prakash) Thomas, Colleen, Grace, Kristine, Caroline, Ciera, Tom, Mark, Emma, Madeline and Delilah, and significant others. She had a deep love for family and friends; cooking and baking; was a long-time member, active participant in the Montclair Garden Club, often placing or winning flower arrangement competitions; she enjoyed a good joke, dancing, had a quiet sense of humor, loved doing the crossword puzzle, reading and occasionally going to the race track and playing "Let it Ride" at the casino. She walked through life with a true sense of grace and grit. Dolores was proud of her Lithuanian heritage. She will be missed by those whose lives she touched. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to : Autism Speaks @ https://www.autismspeaks.org/ways-give Or Diabetes Foundation @https://secure.donationpay.org/diabetes/
Visitation at the Hugh M. Moriarty Funeral Home, 76 Park Street, Montclair, NJ, Monday, March 2, 4:00pm-8:00pm. Followed by a mass of Christian burial at 9:45 a.m, Tuesday, March 3, Saint Cassian Church, 187 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair, New Jersey.