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William Kelly

February 10, 1924 - April 19, 2020

Rev. William J. Kelly, S.J., age 96, born in Chicago, Illinois. Beloved son of the late J. Frank Kelly, Sr. and Sarah, nee Brogan. Dear brother of Maureen (the late Jeremiah ) Bransfield, the late J. Frank “Bud” (the late Mary), Edward (the late Laurette), Eugene (Mary Ellen), and Barbara. Dear uncle of twenty-seve…read more

Rev. William J. Kelly, S.J., age 96, born in Chicago, Illinois. Beloved son of the late J. Frank Kelly, Sr. and Sarah, nee Brogan. Dear brother of Maureen (the late Jeremiah ) Bransfield, the late J. Frank “Bud” (the late Mary), Edward (the late Laurette), Eugene (Mary Ellen), and Barbara. Dear uncle of twenty-seven nieces and nephews and great uncle to many. He was ordained a priest in 1954. At Marquette University, he was a professor of Theology (1961-2000) and served as Chaplain of the men’s basketball team (1985-2015). A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, September 24, 2021, 2:00pm, at the Church of the Gesu, 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the USA Midwest Jesuits, P.O. Box 6713, Carol Stream, IL 60197-6713 – jesuitsmidwest.org

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