Florence “Flossie” Kelly, 89, formerly of Scranton, a resident of Washington, DC., died Thursday at Casey House.
Born Feb. 2, 1931, in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late attorney Edward J. and Mary Efrum Brennan Kelly. Flossie was an honors graduate of Marywood University, class of 1952, and went on to a distinguished career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where she earned several awards during her 40 years of service. Flossie was a proud member of the Manor House chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her service as vice chair for member registration was recognized with a commendation in 1989. She was a devout parishioner of the Church of the Annunciation in Washington, D.C. Flossie enjoyed vacationing with her extended family and friends in the summer cottage in Lake Ariel, and enjoyed the bowling leagues in Georgetown.
She is survived by and was a devoted aunt of Elizabeth, Edward, Thomas and Francis Kelly.
She was preceded in death by her beloved sisters, Mary Ruth Kelly Yevitz, Ellen Downey Kelly; and brother, Edward Joseph Kelly, M.D.
The funeral will be Friday with a private Mass at 10 a.m. to be celebrated by Monsignor Joseph G. Quinn, pastor at Our Lady of the Snows Church, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit, Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at 8:45 am to 9:30am at the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit. A celebration of Flossie’s life for family and friends will be held at a later date due to COVID-19.