David Kelley

December 17, 1942 - July 01, 2017 

David Kelley

December 17, 1942 - July 01, 2017 

Obituary for David Kelley

David Kelley, 74. December 17, 1942--July 1, 2017

David passed away on July 1, 2017 in Sarasota, Florida after a long hospitalization and several surgeries to repair a damaged esophagus. He died in the company of his family, who surrounded him with love in his last weeks. David was born and lived in Grosse Pointe, Michigan; since retirement, he wintered in Nokomis, Florida. David attended St. Clare of Montefalco elementary school, and Austin and Grosse Pointe High Schools. He apprenticed and spent his working life as a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 58.

David was predeceased by his father, David Francis Kelley, and mother Sophia Mae (Christine) Kelley. He is survived by his loving wife Patricia Ellis Kelley; his children Christine (Chris Cassell) Kelley, Kathleen (Steven) Smith, and Patrick (Jamie Beusse) Kelley; and his beloved grandchildren, Simon and Lucy Cassell-Kelley, Ellison and Evelyn Smith, and Liam and Emma Kelley.

David will be missed by all those touched by his warmth, humor, and curiosity. Visitation will be held at Verheyden Funeral Home at 16300 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe, on July 13, 3 to 8 pm, with a prayer service at 7 pm. Funeral Mass will be held on July 14 at St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic Church, 1401 Whittier, Grosse Pointe Park, instate 10:00am until the time of Mass 10:30am. Light a candle and share a memory at www.verheyden.org

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