John J. Kelly Jr.
December 20, 1926 - May 10, 2009
Former Owner & Operator of Kelly's Arco
Foxborough-John “Jack” J. Kelly Jr., age 82, died on Sunday, May 10, 2009 at his home surrounded by the comfort of his loving family. He was the son of the late John and Agnes (Harper) Kelly.
John was born in Boston on December 20, 1926 and was educated in Boston Public Schools. John proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII. He and his wife Joy were married on July 2, 1949 at St. Theresa’s Church in Watertown. He has been a Foxborough resident for the past 3 years, formerly of Carver and Norwood.
John was the owner/operator of Kelly’s Arco in Brighton. After retireng in 1986 he worked for American Auto Auction in Dighton. John was a member of the Foxborough American Legion and the V.F.W. in Plymouth. He was a member of the Everett F. Larson Ship Assoc. where he attended 20 annual reunion gatherings. He was also a member of the Tin Can Sailors in Fall River.
Beloved husband of Joy A. (Kay) Kelly. Loving father of John J. Kelly III and his wife Cheryl of Foxborough. Devoted grandfather of John Kelly IV of Uxbridge, James Kelly and his wife Lisa of Foxborough and great grandfather of Jack Albert Kelly. Brother of Robert of Dorchester, Donald of Halifax and the late Marion Howell and Richard Kelly.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend calling hours on Wednesday, May 13, from 4-8 at the Roberts & Sons Funeral Home, 30 South St. in Foxborough. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday at10 AM at St. Mary’s Church, Carpenter St. in Foxborough. Interment with U.S. Navy honors to follow at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton. To light a special candle in Jack’s memory please visit the funeral home web site at www.robertsandsonsfuneral.com. For additional information please contact 508-543-5471.
Donations in Jack’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472 or Caritas Good Samaritan Hospice, 3 Edgewater Dr., Norwood, MA 02062.
Visitation: Roberts and Sons Funeral Home
Service: St. Mary's Church, Foxboro