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Laura R. Kelly, 89, of New Castle passed away peacefully Sunday morning, Dec. 17, 2017, in Clen-Moore Place.
Mrs. Kelly was born April 11, 1928, in South Bend Township, Armstrong County, Pa., to the late Joseph W. and Wilda R. (Short) Miloser.
She was a 1947 graduate of the former Clymer High School, Indiana, Pa.
Laura married Thomas P. Kelly on June 18, 1955, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 23, 1982.
She retired in 1992 from Dollar Savings and Loan, New Castle, where she worked as a teller and certificate of deposit officer. A homemaker while raising her four children, Laura previously worked as a secretary to the president of Peoples Bank, secretary to the mayor, and secretary to the director of nursing at St. Francis Hospital, all New Castle.
She was a member of St. Mary Church, Mary, Mother of Hope Parish.
Laura was a member of Clen-Moore Prime Timers, Cameos of St. Camillus Church and Challenges. She also actively volunteered as a ladies aide at Jameson Hospital.
Surviving are two daughters, Brenda A. Kelly of Pleasanton, Calif., and Lynn A. (Roy) McCutcheon of Churchville, Va.; two sons, Patrick J. Kelly of Pittsburgh and Paul T. (Mary Pardee) Kelly of Cleveland Heights, Ohio; two sisters, Agnes Cugini of Wexford, Pa., and Shirley Evans of Concord, Calif.; four grandchildren, Lauren and Derek McCutcheon, and Jonathan and Grace Barrett Kelly; and two great-grandchildren, Laci and Trenton Woods.
In addition to her husband and parents, Laura was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Carik and Anna Mae Foehrenbach, and a brother, Joseph E. Miloser.
Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (12-20-17) at J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 111 W. Falls St., New Castle.
A Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday (12-21-17) in St. Mary Church, 124 N. Beaver St., New Castle, with Rev. Bill Siple, as celebrant.
Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Published on December 18, 2017
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