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Rita A. Kelly

October 23, 1952 November 11, 2019
Rita A. Kelly
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Obituary for Rita A. Kelly

NEW BEDFORD-Rita A. (Perry) Kelly, 67, of New Bedford, died Monday, November 11, 2019 at Care One At New Bedford. She was the daughter of the late Gilbert T. and Mary (Souza) Perry.
Born in New Bedford, Rita resided in Dartmouth for most of her life.
She was a devoted mother and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her 4 grandchildren.
Rita had a great love for her cats and in her leisure time, she enjoyed reading, gardening, watching old movies and TV shows and jigsaw puzzles.
Her family includes her children, Christopher M. Kelly, Regina A. Lavoie and her partner, Eric Mendonca and Kathleen M. Marshall and her husband, Michael, all of New Bedford; 2 brothers, Gilbert R. Perry and his partner, Donna Sachs of Dartmouth and Daniel W. Perry and his wife, Charleen of Hampden, MA; an aunt, Shirley T. Perry of So. Dartmouth; 4 grandchildren, Jacob N. and Matthew P. Lavoie and Jack and Claire Marshall; nieces and nephews, Jordan Perry, Michael Perry, Mark Perry, Kristin Coia and Quentin Elias. She was the sister of the late Mary Jane Perry.
Visiting hours in the funeral home Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 P.M. Her funeral will be conducted on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:45 A.M. from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated in St. Julie Billiart Church at 10:00 A.M. Interment in Rural Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Habitat For Cats. Please make checks payable to HFC and mail to Habitat For Cats, P.O. Box 79571, N. Dartmouth, MA 02747 or donate online at habitatforcats.org.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to AUBERTINE-LOPES FUNERAL HOME, 129 Allen St., New Bedford. For online guestbook and directions, please visit www.aubertine-lopes.com.


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