Eugene T. Kelly Jr.
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Lynnfield - Eugene T. Kelly Jr., 75, of Lynnfield, died Tuesday afternoon at the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford following a lengthy illness. He was the devoted husband of Susan (Moriarty) Kelly with whom he shared over 39 years of marriage.
Born in the Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of the late Eugene and Nancy (Fitzgerald) Kelly. He was raised and educated in Massachusetts and had lived in Peabody and Waltham before moving to Lynnfield in 1982.
Upon graduating from high school, Gene continued his education at Northeastern University and received his bachelor's degree and then attended Boston College and received his master's degree in finance.
He was commissioned with the United States Army in 1967 and served during the Vietnam War until his honorable discharge in 1969. He was the recipient of the Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, and also was a Purple Heart recipient as well.
After recovering from injuries sustained during the war, Gene started working in the banking industry in Boston for years before he sustained further injuries in a car accident years later which prevented him from continuing working. While he was recovering from those injuries, he met his future wife Susan and they have been together ever since
Besides his loving wife Susan, he is survived by his brother, Robert Kelly and his wife Linda Gillespie of Cape Cod and by his nephews, cousins and dear friends.
His funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Burial will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730.
Published on November 8, 2019


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