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“It has been a year since you left me. I feel like you left me all over again. It has been the hardest year of my life going on without you. We were...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Marian Kelly - Westfield, MA

“My Dear Bob. It has been five months since you have passed. I have missed you so much. My life is not the same without you. You were my life. I was...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Marian Kelly - Westfield, MA

“Pappa Bob, you will be missed so much. You were a wonderfull many...but now your pain has ended and you can rest peacefully. Don't worry about your...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: cheryl - holyoke, MA - friend

“You will always be in my thoughts. The many memories we have together will never fade. I hope you know how very special you were to me. Love you...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Jesse Haynes - New Braintree, MA

“Hi all u wonderful Kelly's - I'm so sorry for your loss! Your dad was an amazing father, husband and inspiration of mine! Thankfully you have lots...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Kathy mccarthy - Natick, MA

“Dear Mrs.Kelly and family, So sorry to hear of Robert's passing..He was an excellent husband, father and grandfather..You have wonderful...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Beverly Martel - Ware, MA

“To My Dad, the most wonderful man in the world. He was my every thing and I can't imagine my life with out him. I have so many wonderful memories and...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Kathie Haynes - New Braintree, MA

“My dear Uncle Bob, we had a special bond from way back when I was but a little girl. You often recalled how I ran up to you and reached for your hand...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Catherine (Cantarella) Croswell - AZ

“MR.KELLY ANOTHER GOOD MAN TO HIS FINAL RESTING PLACE AND ,MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME A WONDERFUL FRIEND...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Renee Wilk - springfield, MA

“My Dad...Your my rock ...my Man...you taught me how to be a strong independent women. You stood by me no matter what I did. Cant imagine my life...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Bobbie Kelly Bland - South Hadley, MA


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WESTFIELD: Robert F. Kelly, age 78, of Westfield, died on Friday, April 4, 2013 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late Charles Raymond and Catherine M.(Hannifin) Kelly and graduated from Holyoke High School and the University of Massachusetts. Bob was a United States Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. He worked at National Blank Book Company, and was President of Local 48 Graphic Arts Union. Bob was also the President of the Holyoke Central Labor Union. He was a Commissioner of the Holyoke Redevelopment Authority and the Holyoke Housing Authority. Bob was a Personnel Manager of General Offset Printing Company in Springfield MA and Human Resource Manager at Pearson Industries in Palmer MA. He is survived by his wife, Marian (Cantarella) Kelly, three daughters: Kathie Haynes and her husband Rob of New Braintree, Bobbie Bland of South Hadley and Pam Ferriter and her husband Mike of Southampton, six grandchildren: Bridget, Corey, Samantha, Jesse, Kelly and Reilly, four great grandchildren: Kora, Kash, Kaylyn and Olivia, a brother, Donald Kelly of Holyoke, three sisters-in-law: Lea Kelly of South Hadley, and Jo Gentry and Jenny Flores of Phoenix AZ, two brothers-in-law: Tony Cantarella and Wayne Cowan of Phoenix AZ, as well as many nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 7:45 from the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton Street, Holyoke, followed by a Mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, 1945 Northampton Street, Holyoke at 8:45 a.m. Burial will follow at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main St. in Agawam. Calling hours will be held Monday April 8 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown MA 02472