December 11, 1919 ~ October 15, 2006
Kelly, Grace Doolan In Branford, Oct. 15, 2006, Grace Doolan Kelly, 86, of Ridge Road, North Haven. Wife of the late Joseph W. Kelly; mother of Patsy Kelly of Hamden and Brian Kelly of Bridgeport; sister of Paul Doolan, MD and his wife, Nelly of Phippsburg, ME; grandmother of Casey and Patrick King and Justin, Whitney and Bronwyn Kelly; aunt of Pat Doolan of Houston, TX, Kim Doolan of Midland, TX and Amy Doolan Roy, MD of Hamden. Daughter of the late J. Frank and Julia Delohery Doolan, Grace was born December 11, 1919 in New Haven, CT. Grace graduated from St. Joseph College, West Hartford, CT and received a Master's Degree from Southern Connecticut State University. She joined the faculty at SCSU in Student Personnel, personal and career matters. After 25 years, she retired and was awarded "Faculty Emeritus". Grace served on the Board of the Auxiliary of the Hospital of St. Raphael for many years and was a liaison between the family and patient in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. She also volunteered in the Emergency Room. She served on Fund Raising events for the McGivney Cancer Care Unit, especially the Women's and Men's Golf Tournaments. Grace served as Class Agent for the Alumni Dept. of St. Joseph College and on various committees for reunions, fund raising, and personal contributions to the college. Grace was a member of the High Lane Club, enjoying ladies bridge, duplicate bridge, swimming and tennis events. She served on the board of Singles Intermediate Bridge Group which offered a variety of bridge events which became an avenue for new friendships which she valued. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave. Hamden, Thurs., Oct. 19, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Hamden at 11a.m. Friends may call Wed. from 5-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405 or to the Auxiliary Fund, c/o Hospital of St. Raphael, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06511.