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KELLY, Benedict George "Bud"

KELLY - Benedict George "Bud"
Age 89, of St. Augustine, died March 25, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 19, 1921 in Long Lake, NY and had resided in St. Augustine for the past 9 years, having moved here from Hilton Head, SC where he was a resident for over 20 years. He was a pioneer in the heavy construction equipment rental business as founder of Kelly Equipment Corporation in North Tonawanda, NY and while he lived there was a member of St Peters Church and the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston, NY. He later moved to Hilton Head, SC and became a member of St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, Sea Pines Country Club, and a member of the Rotary Club of Charleston, SC. He then moved to St. Augustine and was a member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church. He graduated from St. Lawrence University in Canton NY after World War II in which he served with the American Field Service attached to the British Expeditionary Force in the Burma - India theater of operations. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Friday, April 1, 10:30 AM at St. Francis by the Sea Roman Catholic Church, 45 Beach City Rd, Hilton Head, SC. He is survived by his children, Michael L. Kelly (Eva), Deltona, FL, Bart Kelly (Sue), Winter Springs, FL, Patrick E. Kelly, Williamsville, NY, Kathryn J. Kelly, Hartsville, SC, Richard B. Kelly, Benedict G. "Chip" Kelly Jr. (Marion), both of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Nancy R. Garrett (Terry), Columbia, SC; and 14 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Leonard Kelly, a son, Kevin J. Kelly, and a sister, Jane Mick. St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Attn. Foundation Department - 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, Fla. 32257 c/o The Bailey Center -St. Augustine.

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