|Birth: ||Aug. 2, 1929|
|Death: ||May 27, 2005|
BANGOR - Austin W. Kelly, 75, died unexpectedly May 27, 2005, at his home in Bangor. He was born Aug. 2, 1929, in New London, Conn., the son of Austin and Josephine (Goodall) Kelly, both of whom were natives of Ireland. He became interested in golf at a very early age, beginning as a caddy, and then working his way through all aspects of golf course maintenance at various courses in the Connecticut area. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, stationed in Germany. He moved to Maine in 1955, where he took the position of golf professional at the Pinewood Golf Club in Lucerne. In 1963, when he heard that the City of Bangor was planning to construct a municipal golf course, he immediately applied for the position as head professional and worked with the course architect and the contractor during the planning, layout and construction of the course. He retired in 1995, and was elected to the Maine Golf Hall of Fame in 1997.
He is survived by two sons, Kevin A. of Bangor and Sean M. and his wife, Julie and grandchildren, Austin Ryan and Megan Ann of Houston, Texas; Sandra Bryant of Bangor, a special friend and mother of his children; Nelson Ritchel of Westwood, Mass., a nephew; and Margaret Barnes of Mobile, Ala., a niece; John Frawley of Hampden, a long-time friend; General Claude Ascensi of Paris, France.
Interment will be at Mount Pleasant Catholic Cemetery, Bangor. (Bangor Daily News 5/31/2005)
Mount Pleasant Catholic Cemetery
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Record added: Jun 02, 2012
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