Betty Kelly passed away Monday

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Betty Kelly, the wife of Jack Kelly- one of the founders of the Brockton Sports Foundation and long time treasurer of the Foundation, passed away on Monday.  The committee members which to express their sincere condolences to Jack Kelly and his family.  May she rest in peace.

Below is the obituary in the Tuesday, May 23, edition of the Enterprise.


Betty A. (Carlson) Kelly, 86, a lifelong resident of Brockton, died Monday May 22, 2017 at the Brockton Health Center. She was the devoted wife of John F. Kelly for 63 years. Betty was born and raised in Brockton a daughter of the late George and Emma (Rudden) Carlson. A 1949 graduate of Brockton High School, Betty worked for New England Telephone for over 10 years before she started her family. Once her kids were grown, she went back to work for the Brockton Public School System as a cafeteria worker for many years before her retirement. In her free time, Betty enjoyed shopping, traveling, bowling, line dancing, and trips to the beach. She loved to socialize with friends and relatives, especially when she was entertaining or attending family gatherings. Betty will be remembered as an outgoing, thoughtful and loving lady who loved being with her family, especially her grandkids and great-grandkids. In addition to her husband she is survived by her children Paula Lyon and her companion Wayne Crowley and Robert Kelly, all of Brockton. She leaves 5 grandchildren Derek Lyon and his wife Ellen, Brianne ODonnell, Ryan ODonnell, Erin DeChristopher and her husband Michael and Kelly Lyon. She also leaves 12 great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Patricia ODonnell and sister of the late George Carlson, Jr. Visiting hours will be held in the Conley Funeral Home, 138 Belmont Street (Rte. 123) Brockton, Thursday from 4-7 p.m. The funeral procession will gather at the funeral home Friday at 8 a.m. for a funeral Mass in Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 9 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Please consider a donation to Bettys family to assist with her funeral expenses. For online condolences, please visit