Gail Ann Kelly, R.N., 72, died early Saturday morning, June 28, at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of the late John T. Kelly Jr., who died in 1990. She was born in Boston, August 8, 1941, a daughter of the late George and Doris (Diar) Larkin, and raised in both Boston, MA and Fullerton, CA.
She graduated from Fullerton High School and earned her Certification as an R.N. in Fullerton at the age of 17. She worked in Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and lastly with an insurance company. She worked in most facets of nursing during her long career throughout California and New England.
She leaves three children, Stephanie A. Tuttle and her husband, Jeff, of Hudson, NH, Brian J. Kelly and his wife, Tammy (Sawyer), of Tewksbury, and Michelle E. Kelly of Haverhill; seven grandchildren, Christopher Hedwall, Katherine Hedwall, Morgan Kelly, Shannon Kelly, Liam Kelly, Daniel Tuttle, and Betsy Tuttle; her honorary grandchildren, Paige Guiffre and Kaden Guiffre; two sisters, Cecilia DeCoteau and her husband, Wayne, of FL, Debbie Licata and her husband, Frank, of Peabody, MA, and a brother, George (Buddy) Larkin and his wife, Mary, of CA; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be on Tuesday, July 1, from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. in the Tewksbury Funeral Home, at the corner of 1 Dewey and 975 Main St. (Rte. 38) TEWKSBURY CENTER, ph (800 or 978) 851 2950. Her Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, July 2, at 11:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home, followed by burial in Tewksbury Cemetery.