Elsie S. (Kelly) Hudson, of Falmouth, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Elsie was born March 4, 1925 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward Kelly Jr., and the daughter of the late William R. and Elsie M. Smith.
Elsie grew up in Hyannis and graduated from Barnstable High School, class of ’43. She earned her associates degree from Becker Junior College and then went on to work as an administrative assistant in Boston and San Francisco before returning to Cape Cod. Elsie joined her husband’s accounting business in Hyannis, where she worked for many years. In retirement, she was an active volunteer at the Kennedy Museum in Hyannis
Elsie was a devout catholic and a lifetime member of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Hyannis. She enjoyed gardening and walking, but most of all she loved spending time with her family. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and will be dearly missed by all who loved her.
Elsie is survived by her children, John Kelly and his wife Linda of Marston’s Mills, Susan Horvath and her husband Jim of Dennis. Elizabeth (Betsy) Aitken of Hyannis, and Brian Kelly and his wife Mary Hettich-Kelly of Falmouth. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren, Lauren, Jeffrey, David, Alyssa, Christopher, Neddy, and Jeremy; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her two brothers, James and William Smith.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11am on Wednesday April 12, 2017 at St. Francis Xavier Church. 347 South Street, Hyannis.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to HopeHealth (Hospice of Cape Cod), 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601.