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The Kelly Branch
Patrick T. Kelly was born in Ireland, most likely County Tipperary. He married Bridget Burke, daughter of P.J. Burke and Mary Corbett. She was born December 1841 in County Tipperary, Ireland and died November 29, 1924 in Aldenville, MA. Bridget came over from Ireland after their son, John B. Kelly sent for them in 1882, a year after he came to the United States. Children of Patrick T. Kelly and Bridgit Burke were 1. Tommy Kelly, born 1857, Newport Parish, County Tipperary, IR 3. Margaret Kelly, born December 12, 1862, Newport Parish, Co. Tipperary, IR 4. Patrick B. Kelly, born March 1865, Newport Parish, Co. Tipperary, IR 5. James Bernard Kelly, born May 10, 1866, Newport Parish, Co. Tipperary, IR 6. Katherine Kelly, born about 1875; died July 1, 1895, Gardner, MA 7. William W. Kelly, born October 8, 1875, Newport Parish, Co. Tipperary, IR 8.Dennis Kelly, born March 1877, Newport Parish, Co. Tipperary, IR 9. Mary Kelly, born 1878, Ireland
John Burke Kelly was born June 17, 1860 in Newport Parish, County Tipperary, Ireland. He came to the United States aboard the ship, Atlas on September 7, 1881, arriving in Boston Harbor. He married Mary J. Moore of New York City, New York, daughter of Joseph Moore and Bridgit Dwyer. She was born on October 14, 1871 in New York City. She died September 8, 1958 in Winchendon, MA. John Burke Kelly founded the furniture company, Kelly Brothers with two of his brothers, James and Patrick Kelly. They later sold out to John Burke Kelly and he was the sole owner until he retired and passed it on to his son, Francis Kelly. John and Mary Kelly are both buried in St. John's Cemetery in Gardner, MA. 1. Francis M. Kelly, born February 13, 1895, Cambridge, MA
Patrick Francis Nee was born March 15, 1901 in South Boston, Massachusetts. He married Veronica Marie "Patricia" Kelly on September 11, 1922 in Gardner, Massachusetts. Veronica was the daughter of John B. Kelly and Mary Moore. Veronica was born November 5, 1900 in Gardner, Massachusetts. Patrick was a pipe coverer and was living at 12 Brown Terrace, Boston when he died. Patrick died March 18, 1943 in Boston, Massachusetts and is buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Boston, MA. Veronica divorced Patrick June 25, 1927. Veronica died in Lynchburg, Moore County, Tennessee on November 20, 1995. Veronica is buried with her family in St. John's Cemetery, Gardner, MA. Children of Patrick Nee and Veronica Kelly were
Lawrence James Nee was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He married Marilyn Annalee Rice in Gardner, MA. Marilyn was born in Gardner, MA. She is the daughter of Harry Chester Rice and Lillian Mae Hunter of Gardner, MA. Larry was a reporter for the Gardner News and when they moved from Massachusetts to Tennessee, Larry got a job at the Tullahoma News as a reporter and photographer.