Obituary: Richard D. Kelly Jr., 56, of Ansonia

Richard D. Kelly, Jr., age 56, of Ansonia, died April 17, 2014 at Milford Hospital following a brief illness.

Born in Derby on October 15, 1957 he was the son of Marie Kelly of Trumbull and the late Richard D. Kelly, Sr.

Mr. Kelly was a lifelong Valley resident, he was raised in Seymour and attended local schools. He graduated college with a Master’s Degree in engineering and enjoyed restoring classic automobiles.

He will be remembered as a proud and loving father and grandfather.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his devoted children, Richard T. Kelly of Derby and Katie Nicholson and her husband, Thomas of MA; a brother, Robert Kelly of FL; a sister, Patricia Kelly of Ansonia; cherished granddaughters, Ava and Lily Nicholson of MA and a former spouse, Allison Payne of Ansonia.

In addition to his father, Mr. Kelly was predeceased by a brother, Thomas Kelly.

A Requiem Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at11:30 AM in the Trinity Episcopal Church, 91 Church St., Seymour, celebrated by the Rev. Dr. Kris Lewis. Interment will be private. The Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Ave., Ansonia is in care of arrangements.

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