|Birth: ||Jan. 21, 1907|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 1, 1971|
Fort Myers News-Press, Sept. 2, 1971
Edward J. Kelly was retired from the U.S. Steamship Co. after 20 years' service. He was survived by three sisters, Mrs. Stanley Kershaw of Ft. Myers, Mrs. Bertha Dehan of Ft. Myers and Mrs. F. E. Steffes of Richmond, VA. Requiem Mass at St. Cecelia's Catholic Church. Burial in Lee Memorial Park. Arrangements by Harvey Funeral Home.
The Daily Argus, Mount Vernon, Sept 17, 1945
The Bronze Star has been awarded to Warrant Officer Edward J. Kelly, former Mount Vernon resident, who is now on his way back to the States after 31 months in the European Theater, serving with the 47th Infantry, Ninth Infantry Division.
The citation reads: Edward J. Kelly, Warrant Officer (j.g.), 47th Infantry, who distinguished himself by meritorious service in connection with military operations against the enemy during the period Jan. 1, 1945, to May 8, 1945, in Germany. Displaying his devotion to duty, aggressive initiative and capacity for hard work and long hours, Warrant Officer Kelly performed his duties as assistant regimental maintenance officer in an outstanding manner.
Kept Vehicles Moving "Despite inclement weather, adverse combat conditions, and frequent displacements forward, his expert judgment, organizational ability, and personal supervision of all details insured the consistently efficient operation of his unit's vehicles. Warrant Officer Kelly's actions insured the steady flow at all times and contributed materially to the fighting efficiency of his unit through this period. G.L. Materewicz, Major, A.G.D., Adjutant General."
Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Kelly, former Mount Vernon residents, Kelly served with General Hodge's First Army, participating in seven major campaigns. When the war ended in Europe he was transferred to the 260th Infantry, 65th Division, where he did occupational work, and later he was transferred to the 14th Armored Division which is being returned to this country.
Automotive School Graduate: Prior to induction in January, 1941. Kelly was employed by the Chevrolet Motor Company in Yonkers. He was graduated from the automotive mechanics school at Fort Benning, Ga., June 30, 1942, promoted to corporal Sept. 8, 1942. and stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., for two years before going overseas.
His brother, Michael J. Kelly lives at 508 Third Street. On his return, Warrant Officer Kelly plans to live with his sister. Mrs. F.E. Steffes, at 1415 Sunnyside Avenue, Mamaroneck.
Michael J. Kelly (1867 - 1917)
Ellen Ford Kelly (1865 - 1936)
Bertha Agnes Kelly Dehan (1892 - 1977)*
Anna Marie Kelly Pyne (1894 - 1957)*
Julia Kelly (1896 - 1930)*
Michael Joseph Kelly (1899 - 1950)*
Florence Marie Kelly Steffes (1901 - 1988)*
Lillian Kelly Kershaw (1903 - 1984)*
Edward John Kelly (1907 - 1971)
Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park
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