|Birth: ||Dec. 13, 1898, Germany|
|Death: ||Jan. 6, 1990|
New Jersey, USA
Margaret Kelly, mother of the late Princess Grace of Monaco and matriarch of the famed Kelly clan of Philadelphia, died Saturday at the Linwood Convalescent Center. She was 91.
Mrs. Kelly died of pneumonia, a spokesman for the convalescent center said. She had been a resident of the nursing home since 1982 and had suffered several strokes in recent years.
A former beauty queen and magazine cover girl, she was known both for her own accomplishments and those of her husband and children, particularly her daughter, actress Grace Kelly, who later married Prince Ranier of Monaco.
Princess Grace died of injuries suffered in an automobile accident in September 1982. Mrs. Kelly's husband, John B. Kelly Sr., was an Olympic rowing champion who parlayed his skills as a bricklayer into a construction empire. He died in 1960.
An accomplished swimmer and athlete, Mrs. Kelly was the first director of women's athletics at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Kelly is survived by two daughters, Margaret R. Conlan of Philadelphia and Lizanne K. LeVine of Gladwyne, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. The couple's only son, John B. Kelly Jr., also rowed in the Olympics, was at one time president of the U.S. Olympic Committee and served on the Philadelphia City Council. He died in 1985.
Funeral services were planned for Tuesday in Philadelphia.
Press of Atlantic City, The (NJ) - Monday, January 8, 1990
She studied Physical Education at Temple University.
John Brendan Kelly (1889 - 1960)
Margaret Kelly Conlan (1925 - 1991)*
John Brenden Kelly (1927 - 1985)*
Grace Kelly (1929 - 1982)*
Elizabeth Kelly LeVine (1933 - 2009)*
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