Anna Patricia (Mech) Kelly, 81, of Lishakill Road, Colonie passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.
Anna was born in New York City, the daughter of the late Karol and Antonina Figurski Mech. She resided in Colonie for the past 46 years, coming from Halcott Center, where she and her family ran a dairy farm. Prior to becoming a mother, Anna was a switchboard operator for New York Telephone. She was a member of St. Clare’s Church, Colonie.
Anna enjoyed bowling, traveling and camping. She was active with the Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts. Her recent passion was quilting and she was a member of Colonie Quilts, Schenectady Quilt Guild, and the Thursday Tearers. Family was Anna’s priority in life. Anna and her husband enjoyed hosting their family reunions in Halcott Center. Over 100 family and friends celebrated her 80th birthday party in 2011.
Anna is the beloved mother of JoAnn (Steve) Kelly Catsos of Ashley Falls, MA, Janice (Marv) Hammond of Saratoga Springs, Kevin (Tim Haller) Kelly of Coeymans, and Keith (Joanne) Kelly of Inlet. She is the loving grandmother of Christopher, Ashleigh, and Jennifer Catsos, Scott Hammond, Matty Kelly-Haller, and Brendan and Katie Kelly. Anna is also survived by her brother, Karol (Kathy) Mech of Hancock, her sister Stella (Hilton) Kelly of Stamford, and by many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the Kingsway Nursing Community for their exceptional care.
In addition to her parents, Anna was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Stanley L. Kelly, her sister Helen Miller, half-brother Eddie Mech and by an infant daughter Jennifer Ann Kelly.
Friends were received on Monday April 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home, 87 Main Street, Phoenicia.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Main Street, Margaretville with Father Paul Catena as celebrant.
Interment followed at the Halcott Center Cemetery.
You may share a condolence on Anna’s memorial page at gormleyfuneralhome.com.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Anna.