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Official Obituary of

Kara Kelley

November 19, 1978 ~ March 17, 2024 (age 45) 45 Years Old

Kara Kelley Obituary

Kara Kelley, a beloved member of the Winthrop community, passed away on March 17, 2024. Kara was the loving daughter of Paul Kelley and his late wife Virginia Maxwell, and Mary Donovan (Cohan) and her late husband Thomas Donovan. She is survived by her devoted sister Erin Kehoe and husband Nathan. Kara was a cherished niece of Lois Cohan, Diane Cohan, Robert Kelley, Thomas Kelley, and was predeceased by Claudia Kavanough, Bernadette Davis, Francis Cohan, Joseph Cohan, Ethel Kelley, and Ann Kelley. She was also an adored aunt to Norah and Spencer, and leaves behind many cousins and friends. She also leaves behind her beloved canine companion, Fitz.

Kara's family and friends will gather to honor her life at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston, on Wednesday, March 27th, from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM. before leaving in procession to St. John the Evangelist/ St. Michael the Archangel Parish for an 11:30 AM mass. Kara will then be laid to rest at Winthrop Cemetery, Belle Isle Section.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the MSPCA Animal Care and Adoption Center, MSPCA-Angell, Attn: Donations, 350 South Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130 or DONATE HERE.

Kara was known for her infectious smile that could light up any room. She was a friend to everyone she met and touched the lives of many. Kara dedicated many years of her life to working for ROCA, where she passionately helped youth in need. She was also an active member of the recovery community for many years, offering her support and kindness to those on their own paths to healing.

Her absence will be deeply felt by all who knew her, but her spirit will live on in the memories of those whose lives she brightened with her warmth, compassion, and unwavering friendship. Rest in peace, dear Kara.

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Memorial Gathering
March 27, 2024

8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Ruggiero Family Memorial Home
971 Saratoga Street
East Boston, MA 02128

Funeral Mass
March 27, 2024

11:30 AM
St. John the Evangelist/ St. Michael the Archangel Church (East Boston)
320 Winthrop Street
Winthrop, MA 02152

March 27, 2024

12:45 PM
Winthrop Belle Isle Cemetery
100 Kennedy Drive
Winthop, MA 02152


350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02130
Tel: 1-617-541-5046
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