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John L. Kielty, 88, beloved husband of the late Erma K. (Beck) Kielty with whom he shared 58 years of marriage, died Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Devoted father of Randy Kielty and his wife, Margaret of Wenham and Robin Yanucci and her husband, Louis of Winchester and Daniel Kielty and his wife, Donna of Beverly. Adored grandfather of Ryan Kielty and his wife, Sarah of Beverly and Samuel Kielty and Andrew Kielty of Wenham and Jake Kielty of Beverly and Grace Yanucci and Johnny Yanucci of Winchester. Dearly loved brother of Agnes (Kielty) Pallozzi and her husband, Salvatore of Concord, Mass. and Roger Kielty and his wife, Linda of Canyan Lakes, Calif. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Following his junior year at St. Berrnard’s High school in Fitchburg he entered the U.S. Navy. While in the U.S. Navy, he traveled the world as an electrician’s mate and is a WWII Veteran. After his stint in the U.S. Navy he went back to Fitchburg and graduated from Fitchburg High School. He received the GI bill and went on to graduate from MIT in 1953 with a Bachelors in Business Management. He also received his Master’s in Engineering in 1959.
John was a charismatic, fun loving man who loved life and sports. He ski raced in the USSA locally throughout New England with his octogenarian ski buddies and was extremely proud of his second place finish in the slalom at the age of 88 at Mammoth Mountain in California this past March in the USSA nationals. He is also the recipient of numerous USTA tennis rankings in men’s singles in various age groups in New England. John was a sports enthusiast, but family was paramount and he spent many days skiing, golfing and playing tennis with his children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters. He taught all six of his grandchildren how to ski and he relished every moment.
His funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Church of St. Paul, 50 Union Street, Hamilton, Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly, Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial in the Hamilton Cemetery. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
Published on  November 25, 2017
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