In Memoriam


(1926 - 2015)

Constance Kelly, known to her family and friends as Connie, was born on April 23, 1926, in Elgin, Illinois. She was the third of five children born to Elmer and Nina (Browne) Kelly. This is how Connie remembered her early days:

These were happy days. We lived in Cleveland and because my Dad sold advertising we were never [affected] by the Depression. I recall summer evenings when, after super, we would go for a ride through Rocky River and environs. My folks loved to sing so we learned many “oldies” as we rode in our Willys Knight. The car was large enough to accommodate us as we put camp stools in the back on the floor in front of the seat. We would buy chocolate chip ice cream to be enjoyed upon our return home.


More about Sister Connie Kelly (pdf).

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