PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS – Jeanne (Aken) Kelly of Plymouth and formerly of Mashpee and East Sandwich died peacefully at the age of 92 on February 24, 2017 at Stafford Hill Assisted Living in Plymouth.
Jeanne was born and raised in Utica, New York along with her brother Harold and sister Marylou. Her family moved in the 1940’s to Westchester County New York where she graduated from high school and college. She met her beloved husband William A. Kelly in New York City after his return from WWII. Jeanne and Bill were wed and remained married for 50 years. During this time they moved to Greenwich, Connecticut where they raised three children.
In 1978, Jeanne and her family relocated to Cape Cod to fulfill a dream of living in an area where they had vacationed as a family many years prior. Jeanne and Bill became co-owners of Captain Gosnold Village Motel in Hyannis and later became the owners of Sandy Neck Motel in East Sandwich.
Jeanne was an outgoing and friendly person with an infectious smile. She especially enjoyed the warm sunshine of Cape Cod and Florida. Jeanne also enjoyed travelling, cooking, gardening and playing bridge. She was a loving and caring daughter, sister, mother and grandmother whose most precious times were spent with her family and friends.
Jeanne was preceded in death by her father Harold A. Aken, her mother Ruth (Bowen) Aken and her husband William A. Kelly. She is survived by her loving children William A. Kelly III, Lynn Kelly Archino and Laura Henning and also six grandchildren Stephanie, Scotty, James, Andy, Jessica and Kenny as well as one great grandchild Hunter.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on March 16, 2017 at 10:00am at Christ The King Church located at 3 Jobs Fishing Road; Mashpee, MA with an Internment to follow the Mass at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne where Jeanne will be laid to rest with her husband.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jeanne’s memory may be made to Hope Health Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services; 765 Attucks Lane; Hyannis, MA 02601. Contact information: HopeHealthCo.org/giving or Giving@HopeHealthCo.org.