Margaret A. Kelly, 75, of Marcellus passed away on Tuesday, January 10th in the company of her loving daughters after complications battling a long illness which she fought valiantly. Margaret was born August 9, 1947 and raised in Auburn, NY. She was a graduate of Auburn High School and was employed by Red Star Express Lines in Auburn, managing the Claims Department from where she eventually retired after many years of service.
Margaret was an avid golfer playing in leagues at both Highland Park Golf Course and West Hill Golf Course where she was a proud member of the hole in one club. She had a special love for books and was a library patron her entire life. In earlier days she was a skilled cross-country and downhill skier. In later years she loved to spend time in Lake Placid, NY & Clearwater Beach, FL. She was an enthusiastic fan of SU sports where her grandfather attended university and was in the basketball program.
Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Mark C. Kelly Jr.: her parents Edward J. & Mary Walsh, and her beloved sister Nancy J. Douglass.
She is survived by her brothers John (Wendy) Walsh, Holiday, FL and Kevin Walsh, Port Byron; daughters Jacqueline (Timothy) Smith, Marcellus; Jennifer Bell, Auburn; stepchildren Linda (Bruce) Ferguson, Syracuse; Larry Kelly, Austin, TX; Daniel Kelly, Fort Meyers, FL; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and two great grandchildren.
Calling hours will be 9:30 to 11 am Thursday, January 19, at Tindall Funeral Home 1921 W Genesee St. Syracuse. Burial will follow at 11:30 am in Onondaga County Veterans Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marcellus Free Library, 32 Maple St., Marcellus, NY 13108 (marcelluslibrary.org/support/donate)