Joseph R. Kelly, age 84 of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on February 19, 2009 at his home. He was the husband of Eileen McWilliams Kelly.Born in Bryn Mawr, PA, he was the son of the late Owen and Sophia McCusker Kelly.
He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
Mr. Kelly was a self-employed artist.
He enjoyed bird watching, walks in the woods, and painting. He was a college basketball fan.
He was a member of St. Patrick Church in Kennett Square.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Kenneth; three daughters, Dorothy, Christina, and Sophia; step children, Brian, Lisa and Lori; two brothers, Robert and Richard; and by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Francis and Kent, and by a sister, Jean Behen.
Contributions in Mr. Kelly's memory may be made to Neighborhood Hospice, 400 E. Marshall St., West Chester, PA 19380. Arrangements are being handled by Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home (610-444-4116) of Kennett Square and online condolences may be made at www.griecofuneralhomes.com.