Dear Members and Friends of PTPDE,
Obituary for Hugh J. Kelly
Hugh J. Kelly, age 84, of Hockessin, DE, died surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Hugh was a loving husband, great dad, and caring grandfather. After graduating from Holy Cross he attended Fordham Law School and practiced law for the next 40 years. His infectious laugh brightened up every room and people were drawn to his gregarious, generous, and caring personality. Hugh never met a stranger, only potential friends. In his later years, he would sit outside and wave to neighbors as they passed by, often asking if they would like his autograph. This elicited a smile from all he met. Joking was a big part of his personality. He loved to tell his grandchildren that he won a gold medal in the 1936 Olympics. Grandpa and his stories were the center of every family gathering. Connection with people was one of his greatest pleasures. He will be greatly missed.
Hugh is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years, Madge Kelly; children: Denise Repka (Dan), Debbie Hank (Allen), Amy Kelly, Jeanette Gibbons (Ken), and Hugh B. Kelly (Lisa); grandchildren: Danny, Kelly, David, Brandon, Jordan, Natalia, Elyse, Brian, Quinn, and Luke. He was also very close to his brothers and sisters-in-law.
Services and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Ministry of Caring, 1410 N Claymont St, Wilmington, DE 19802. To send an online condolence, visit www.stranofeeley.com