Mary Reid ‘Pat’ Kelly
MILLERTON — Mary Reid “Pat” Kelly, 91, a forty year resident of Millerton, died peacefully on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022 at Sharon Hospital following a brief illness. Pat worked as a registered nurse at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City from 1953 until her retirement in 1989.
Born Feb. 21, 1931 in South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Will Rhodes and Lillian (Ramsay) Reid. She was a graduate of Six Mile High School in Six Mile, South Carolina, class of 1948 and a graduate of Greenville General Hospital School of Nursing in 1951. Pat also received an Associate’s Degree in Professional Studies from Pace University in New York City. On August 8, 1958, in Greenville, South Carolina she married John W. “Jack” Kelly. Mr. Kelly died in 1994. Pat was a past member of the Millerton Lions Club, a 17 year president of the Thursday Night Golf League at Hotchkiss Golf Course and played golf regularly at Under Mountain Golf Course for over 30 years. She was a longtime member and treasurer of the Millerton Methodist Church and a longtime member of the Lawrence Chapel Church in South Carolina.
Pat is survived by her daughters, Karen Mendelsohn and her husband Paul of Steamboat Springs, Colorado and Bridget Kelly and her longtime companion Don of Pittsford, New York; her brother, Dickey Reid and his wife Mary of Central, South Carolina; two step grandchildren, Krissi Najarian of Naples, Florida and Jared Helfman of Steamboat Springs; a step great grandchild, Shannon Helfman of Steamboat Springs; a niece and four nephews and many friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a sister Janie Louise Entrickin and George Reid.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home, 37 Park Avenue, Millerton, NY 12546.
A funeral service will take place at 12 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Greg Higgins and Pastor Nathan Bador will officiate. Burial will take place at Lawrence Chapel Cemetery in Central, South Carolina at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Millerton Methodist Church, P.O. Box 812, Millerton, NY 12546. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.conklinfuneralhome.com.