Gerst Logo

Mary Ann Kelly

08/21/1937

09/21/2020

Memorial Contributions

St. Thomas Education Foundation

1449 Wilcox Park Dr. SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Mary Ann (nee Hawkins) Kelly, age 83 of Grand Rapids, passed away Monday, September 21, 2020. She was a woman of great faith, and went to join a large number of her friends and family in the company of her LORD and God. She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Aileen Hawkins; and brother, William Hawkins Jr. Mary Ann is survived by her husband of 60 years, Kenneth; children, Ann Kelly, Christine Kelly, Kevin (Kathleen) Kelly, Maureen Kelly, Steven (Paige) Kelly; grandchildren, Eric Nettles, Rachel (Adam) DenHartigh, Brendan Kelly, Connor Kelly, Ryan Kelly, Matthew Kelly; great-grandchildren, Nolen, Bordyn, Eowyn, Tauriel, Peregrin, Gage; brother, Tim (Lorrie) Hawkins; dear friend, Mitzie Murphy; many brothers- and sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews, and many dear friends. Mary Ann taught at St. Isidore’s school and religious education at St. Thomas and was involved with the St. Thomas Christian Service Group. She loved Lake Michigan and enjoyed walking on the beach at Pentwater. Visitation will be held 6-8 PM Thursday September 24, 2020, with a vigil at 7:30 PM at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Mass of Christian Burial to be held 10:30 AM Friday, September 25, 2020, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1449 Wilcox Park Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506. Fr. James Chelich presiding. Interment Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas Education Foundation.

Sign the Guestbook

3 Responses

  1. Ken and The Kelly Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all as you go through this difficult time of loss.
    We enjoyed seeing Mary Ann at the drive thru anniversary.
    We cherish sharing Steven, Paige, Connor, and Ryan with Mary Ann.
    You have wonderful memories♡

  2. Mr. Kelly,

    Just read that your wife passed away! You were married for a good long time, you have many precious memories! I think of you often and always on your birthday! My years at Beckwith were special years for many reasons! I have always remembered you saying “You get what you give!” ,and I have said that plenty over the years! You have my sympathy during this time of grieving. Going to be an adjustment being alone, you have a great family to take care of you!!

  3. My thoughts and prayers go out to a very special family , Aunt MaryAnn has her wings and is flying happily among the angels in heaven , we will all miss her dearly and cherish every moment spent with her , may God bless each and every one of her family members in this time of grieving , until we meet again , love Michael Kiliszewski and family

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.