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Mary Lickiewicz Secord Kelly
Birth: Jan. 10, 1922
Death: Jan. 5, 2011

Mary S. Kelly, 88, formerly of Utica, NY passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2011 in New Milford, CT. She had spent the last 5 years of her life with her daughter Karen, in Sherman, CT. Mary was born on January 10, 1922 in Utica, a daughter of Alexander Lickiewicz and Anna Naryto Lickiewicz.

The first part of Mary's life was difficult. She was placed in St. John's Orphanage in Utica after her parents abandoned her. She remained there for 11 years. In 1941, she graduated from Utica Catholic Academy.

She married Woodrow (Toby) Wilson Secord on November 18,1942. Toby was tragically killed after being hit by a car in 1945. They had one son, Brian Toby Secord.

On March 26, 1951, she married William Blaine Kelly in Historic Old St. Johns Church. He passed away in 1997.

She was employed for 35 years by the Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, NY. After her retirement from the base, she was employed for many years by the Joseph A Giruzzi Company in Utica. Surviving are her daughter, Karen M. Kelly(and Craig A Beers), Sherman, CT; son, Brian T. Secord, New Hartford, NY; grandson, Ryan T. Secord, Florida; and great-grandson, Nicholas R. Secord.

Mary was a huge Yankees fan her entire life and most recently while living with her daughter in CT, her best friend was a yellow Labrador Retriever named "Helen".

She was a long time member of Our Lady Of Lourdes Church in Utica.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel of St. Joseph Nursing Home. Entombment is in Resurrection Chapel Mausoleum.

Remembrances in Mary's name may be made to:
National Parkinson Foundation
Gift Processing Center
PO Box 5018
Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018

 
 
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 Spouses:
  Woodrow Wilson Secord (1918 - 1945)*
  William Blaine Kelly (1925 - 1997)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Holy Trinity Cemetery
Yorkville
Oneida County
New York, USA
 
Created by: karen kelly
Record added: Jan 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63826532
Mary Lickiewicz <i>Secord</i> Kelly
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Mary Lickiewicz <i>Secord</i> Kelly
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Mary Lickiewicz <i>Secord</i> Kelly
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Happy Mothers Day Mom, I love you.
- Katie
 Added: May. 11, 2014
Happy birthday Mom.
- Katie
 Added: Jan. 10, 2014
3 years today. Missing you as much as the day you left, maybe more.Love you forever.
- katie
 Added: Jan. 5, 2014
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