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171 Humboldt Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02121
Phone: 617-427-5625
Fax: 617-427-2869
Mary Kelly

Mary Jeanette Kelly (Wheeler)

Friday, June 28th, 1935 - Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
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Mary Jeanette Wheeler was born on June 28th of 1935 in Worcester, Massachusetts. In 1955 she moved to New York City and that where her young adult life began.

She was employed as an anesthesia technician at Bellevue hospital in Manhattan, NY. While living in the Bronx she met her future husband Abraham Kelly. They wed on October 24, 1964 in their Bronx apartment.

Years later Mary moved back to Boston, MA and her husband followed shortly after. Together they raised their five children and started life in their new home. Mary then was employed at the Omni Parker House Hotel for over twenty years, where she remained until she retired.

She was not just a mother to her children, she was a friend and was close to all five especially Christine. Mary was a strong willed, feisty woman and would not take no mess off of anyone; guess that was the New Yorker in her. Everybody who knew her, called her Mrs. Wheeler, her maiden name. Well known for her cooking skills, making their favorite dish Baked Mac & Cheese and at every cookout you would always hear people ask, “did your mom make any Mac & Cheese”.

Sadly, on April 30th of 2020, she was hospitalized, when on May 2nd 2020 her daughter Christine passed suddenly things started to make a turn for the worse.

Christine and Mary were inseparable; you would not see one without the other. Christine was our mom’s caregiver and was heartbroken to see her mother getting sicker. Twenty-five day’s after Christine passing, mom passed away, God knew they could not live without each other and he took them home to be with him.

Mrs. Mary J. Kelly leaves behind her youngest two children; son, Albert C. Wheeler-Kelly and daughter, Tina Marie Wheeler-Kelly of Boston, MA. Her sister, Elaine Wicker-Grant of Franklin, Virginia. Her spiritual daughter who she raised, Elaine Taylor of Bronx, NY, the grandchildren whom she raised Dewon E. Wheeler, Iesha K. Wheeler, Jermaine R. Carter, Tiffany M. Carter, Shane A. Wheeler, Abraiana D. Kelly, Tre'shure T. Allen and many extended family, to include but isn’t limited to nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and a host of many other grand, great-grand and great great-grand children.

Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Abraham Kelly, her son, Kevin B. Wheeler, daughter, Christine P. Wheeler and her son, Anthony P. Wheeler.


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  • Visitation

    Friday, June 5th, 2020 | 11:30am - 12:30pm
    When
    Friday, June 5th, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm
    Location
    Riley-Antoine Funeral Home
    Address
    171 Humboldt Ave.
    Dorchester, MA 02121
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  • Service

    Friday, June 5th, 2020 | 12:30pm
    When
    Friday, June 5th, 2020 12:30pm
    Location
    Riley-Antoine Funeral Home
    Address
    171 Humboldt Ave.
    Dorchester, MA 02121
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  • Interment

    Location
    Fairview Cemetery
    Address
    Fairview Way
    HYDE PARK, MA
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