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Emma M. Kelly

September 13, 1929 - July 11, 2021


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

July 11, 2021



Birth Date:

September 13, 1929

Birth Place:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Emma M. Kelly

Emma M. Kelly (née Clements), 91, of Philadelphia, PA passed away peacefully at her grandsons’ home in Waverly, NY on Sunday, July 11, 2021. Emma was born on September 13, 1929.   

She was preceded by her late husband, Edward J. Kelly, Sr; her parents, Harry K. Clements & Anna C. Harris; seven siblings; and her children, Edward J. Kelly, Jr, Thomas E. Kelly, Harry T. Kelly, Sr. and Patricia A. Reico.

She leaves behind her daughters, Helen Jones & Geraldine Perry; along with countless grandchildren & great grandchildren 

To many of her loved ones and those around her she was known as "Gram". Besides her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, Gram was the long time Admissions Clerk at the Albert Einstein Hospital, Sinai Division. She was a strong union supporter and donated to various non-profit organizations. She, her husband and the "Golden Girls" enjoyed going on cruises. Emma, aka "Gram" was an accomplished knitter and crocheter who took great joy in creating blankets, sweaters, hats and mittens for her family. She was a true matriarch to the Kelly family and leaves behind a legacy for the ages. 

The family is being assisted by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Emma’s family, may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: Ginger Kelly-de Vegh
I’ll miss you Gram.  Rest In Peace....❤️

From: Maggie Conroy
If you had lived another 92 years, it wouldn't have been long enough. I will miss you til we meet again and love you always. I know you gave Roger that kiss for me. ❤️
"Daughter of my heart"

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