Anita Kelly of Stewart Manor died Dec. 12 at home. She was 98.
Born on Nov. 20, 1913 in midtown New York City, Ms. Kelly is predeceased by her husband, John, and daughters, Diane Lynott and Claire Nash, and grandchildren Daniel James Mohen, Suzanne Mohen, and great grandchildren Connor Michael Kelly, Connor Joseph Mohen, four sisters and a brother. Ms. Kelly is survived by her brother, Edward, her three sons, four daughters, 39 grandchildren and 84 great grandchildren.
The wake will be at New Hyde Park Funeral Home at 506 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park Tuesday from 2-4:30 p.m. and 7-9:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Anne’s R.C. Church in Garden City.
Ms. Kelly had 132 descendants. Her living descendants include:
Daughter: Virginia Mohen, her husband Joseph and their children Joseph, Thomas , Timothy, James, Christopher, Anne Mohen Murray, Daniel, Brian, Kerry Cashin, and Sean, and the Mohen grandchildren Joseph, Kelly and Matthew Mohen, Katherine, Colleen and Shannon Mohen, Jacquelyn, Kyle and Jessica Mohen, Robert, Elizabeth, Michael and Samantha Mohen, Margaret and Christopher Mohen, Zachariah, Zoe Murray and Maximillian Mohen, Ryan, Brendan, Dylan Mohen, Caitlin, Jack, Liam, Malachy, and Marie Mohen, Fiona, Colin and Devon Cashin.
Son: Richard Kelly and his wife, Joan, and their children Brendan, Darrin and Deirdre Kelly and their grandchild, Finnan Gahl Kelly.
Daughter Eileen and her husband, Richard Bohan, and their children Richard, Michael, Peter, John, Eileen Kelly, Maureen Hickey, Anne Roeder, and Kevin Bohan and the grandchildren Richard and Erin Bohan, Matthew, Ethan, Michael, Peter Bohan, Richard, Ryan, Liam, Dylan and Connor Kelly, Caroline, Michaela, Nolan and Deirdre Hickey, Kelsey, Bryn and Owen Roeder, and Katherine, Christopher, Claire and Brendan Bohan.
Son: Dennis and his wife, Catherine Kelly.
Son-in-law: Tom Lynott and Diane’s children Kathleen Wright, Eileen Zaino, Tom Lynott, and the Lynott grandchildren, Megan Wright Adler, Michael, Kelly and Kathleen Wright and Anthony T. Zaino.
Son-in-law: Tom Nash and Claire’s children, son Thomas, Virginia Bianco, Patricia Doherty, and Kevin and the Nash grandchildren Tom and Allison Nash, John, Mathew, Danielle Bianco, Coleen, Kelly and Billy Doherty and Kevin and Caroline Nash.
Daughter: Lynn and her husband, Fred Brandt, and their children Fred, Michael, Chris, and Daniel and the grandchildren Skyler and Kaylynn, Ashley, Weston and Kianna, Tierra, and Rylie Brandt.
Son: Kevin and his wife, Barbara Kelly, and Kevin’s three children Bernadette Lane, Kevin and Patrick Kelly and the Kelly grandchildren Jessica, Jack and Jamie Lane, and Avie and Kile Kelly.
Daughter: Susan and her husband, Richard Kane, and their children Diane Hankes and Richard Kane. The Kane grandchildren Grace Hankes, Ryan, Nora and Clare Kane.
In her earlier years Ms. Kelly spoke often with her parents and others about the 19th century, and recently with her grandchildren, many of whom will see the 22nd century, a part of four centuries of history lived.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to the Hospice Care Network at 99 Sunnyside Blvd., Woodbury, NY or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.