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Richard J. Kelly

d. February 22, 2024

Palm Beach, FL

Richard J. Kelly

Richard J. Kelly, age 90, of Palm Beach Florida, passed away at Beverly Hospital on February 22, 2024, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Woburn, MA in 1933, to the late Richard and Angelina (Leonardis) Kelly.

A well known developer, he began and built the RJKelly Company in 1951.

He was the beloved husband of Catherine Kelly. He was the loving father of Richard, Mark, Scott, Brandon, Lynne Kelly and Jodi Crisera-Lamb. He was the adored grandfather of grandchildren; Amie, Joseph and Richard Crisera; Jenna, Megan, Sophie and Tabitha Kelly and Great-Grandchildren Katelynn, Charles, Brody and Giovanna Crisera. He was the Brother of Robert Kelly and is survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Avenue, Wakefield on Wednesday, February 28 from 4-8pm. Friends are invited to gather at a Graveside Service on Thursday, February 29 at 11am at the Forest Hill Cemetery, Forest Hill Ave., Lynnfield. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Richard’s name to:

Mass General Hospital for Dr. Rory Weiner Cardiology research and c/o:Rachel Mastone, MGH Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114. Donations can also be made online at:

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