GRAND RAPIDS — Mary Ann (nee Hawkins) Kelly, age 83, of Grand Rapids, passed away Monday, September 21, 2020.
She was a woman of great faith, and went to join a large number of her friends and family in the company of her LORD and God.
She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Aileen Hawkins; and brother, William Hawkins Jr. Mary Ann is survived by her husband of 60 years, Kenneth; children, Ann Kelly, Christine Kelly, Kevin (Kathleen) Kelly, Maureen Kelly, Steven (Paige) Kelly; grandchildren, Eric Nettles, Rachel (Adam) DenHartigh, Brendan Kelly, Connor Kelly, Ryan Kelly, Matthew Kelly; great-grandchildren, Nolen, Bordyn, Eowyn, Tauriel, Peregrin, Gage; brother, Tim (Lorrie) Hawkins; dear friend, Mitzie Murphy; many brothers- and sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.
Mary Ann taught at St. Isidore’s school and religious education at St. Thomas and was involved with the St. Thomas Christian Service Group. She loved Lake Michigan and enjoyed walking on the beach at Pentwater.
Visitation will be held Thursday September 24, 2020, with a vigil at 7:30 PM at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel and Mass of Christian Burial will bes held Friday, September 25, 2020, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Grand Rapids. Fr. James Chelich presiding. Interment was at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Thomas Education Foundation 1449 Wilcox Park Dr. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506.