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Adele C. (Salah) Kelly, 100, of Gloucester, wife of the late Pernell Kelly, passed away at Den-Mar Health and Rehabilitation Center on Sunday, August 6, 2017.
Adele was born in Boston on July 4, 1917, the daughter of the late Kalil and Gebe (Karem) Salah. Adele attended St. Ann's School and Gloucester High School. She continued her education at the Wilfred Academy of Beauty and received her certification in cosmetology. She married Pernell "Kelly" Kelly, a Lieutenant in the Navy and Coast Guard with whom she traveled and lived all over the United States. She was an avid Red Sox fan, and when she wasn't cheering them on, she enjoyed lively card games with her poker club. Adele loved and was loved by many--her husband and also a large extended family and numerous friends. Her home was a warm and welcoming place where she loved to feed and entertain her guests. Her love of family and friends was matched by the strength of her faith. A lifelong and devout Catholic, she had a deep belief in God and the importance of charity.
She is survived by her brother, John Salah; and her nieces and nephews, John Mann, Ridgely (Mann) Brown, Charles Mann, Robert “Booty” Mann, Denise, Charles "Chucky," Tina, Dean, David, Jay, Mark and Craig Salah, Judy Plank, Steven Salah, Allison Rubenstein, Scott and Brian Salah, John, Eddy, Peter and Meggie Bryson and Rhonda Salah-Gaglio. She was predeceased by her sisters, Evelyn Mann, Freda Bryson, Eunice Karem and Teresa Salah; her niece, Maureen (Bryson) Soares; and her nephew, Peter Salah.
There are no visiting hours. Her memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. in St. Ann’s Church, Holy Family Parish, Prospect Street, Gloucester, Mass. Family and friends are cordially invited. Her burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Holy Family Parish. Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester. Online condolences may be given at www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  August 9, 2017
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