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Terrance E. Kelly, 80

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. —  Terrance Edward Kelly, 80, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2024 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington.

Born in North Adams on April 6, 1944, he was the son of the late Carmen and Ruth Hughes Cancro. He attended North Adams schools and graduated from Bennington Catholic High School.

After high school he enlisted in the US Navy and was a veteran of the Viet Nam war serving two tours of duty with the “River Rats” on PBR”s from 1962 to 1967.

Terry was last employed at Williams College for the Building and Grounds Dept. He built his home in Readsboro, Vermont where he lived with his wife Tina for thirty years. After his retirement he and his wife traveled cross country in their motor home and spending winters in Arizona. Terry was an outdoor enthusiast and lived life to the fullest, he kept people entertained with his stories and jokes. Terry loved sports and was a diehard Red Sox, Patriot and Bruins fan.

He is survived by his wife, Tina Fortin Kelly of forty years. A daughter, Heather Kelly, a son, Brendon Kelly. At Terry’s request there will be no services,

Donations in his memory can be made to the Jimmy Fund in care of the TROTTIER PRINGLE FUNERAL HOME, 6 Summer St., Adams MA, 01220, or messages in the book of memories.

Obituary Posted By: Trottier Pringle Funeral Home

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My husband Kevin and myself wish to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. We enjoyed his quick wit and jokes. I know Kevin liked to talk sports with Terry. He will be missed.
from: Elizabeth Okeefeon: 05-15-2024

Tina, Heather, Brandon...I am absolutely so sorry to learn of Terry's passing ? ?. We were very close friends in high school, though he went to Bennington Catholic and I went to Drury. After I graduated from college we continued our wonderful friendship and had you kids over the house with your Mom, ( Paula)and Dad. We skied together...we had fabulous parties at your home and ours. Tina, I never met you, but you married a fabulous, kind, compassionate man. My heart reaches out to you and the family.
from: Patricia Kelly on: 05-15-2024

Dear Tina, We were so very sorry to read about Terry. He was such a friendly guy we both liked him very much. God bless you Tina I will be thinking of you.
from: Marianne and Bill Judgeon: 05-14-2024

Dear Tina, I'm so very sorry for your loss.
from: Tom Molloyon: 05-14-2024

So sorry for your loss, Tina ... may Terry RIP
from: Bob Gallagheron: 05-14-2024

I have many fond memories from group up around Terry. From little get-togethers to camping trips. I still even have a jacket he gave me many years ago. He will be missed.
from: Nate Butleron: 05-13-2024

I will never forget all the fun adventures I had with this "live every day to the fullest" man. He will be missed by many. Heavenly Happiness TK until we meet again.
from: Diane Crosieron: 05-13-2024