Prof. John Kelly, class '53
The Union was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Prof. John Kelly (class '53), brother of the late Ned (class '48) and the late Jim (class '50).
Kelly, Professor John Joseph (Chemical engineer and former Registrar of UCD), Donnybrook, Dublin and late of Newry, Co. Down. Died 12th November 2022, peacefully after a short illness at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Nora (née Doyle) and much loved father of James, Merlo, Michael, and Johnny. He will be greatly missed by his loving family, daughters-in-law Aoife, Ailbhe, and Jenny, son-in-law Steve, his adored grandchildren Méiní, Luke, Leo, Nino, Bretta, and Robin, his brother Kevin and sister Patricia, his late siblings Moyra, Ned, Jim, and Anne, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, and wide circle of friends.
As per John’s wishes, his body has been donated to UCD School of Medicine.
Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann. May he rest in peace
Mass of Remembrance at 10.00 am, Saturday, 19th November, in Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook. The mass will be streamed at https://donnybrookparish.ie/webcam/. House private. Family flowers only please.
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