_____________________ | _Alfred CAMPOS ______| | (1926 - ....) | | |_____________________ | | |--Yolanda Elena CAMPOS | (1957 - ....) | _____________________ | | |_Ruth MARTINEZ ______| (1929 - ....) | |_Tomasina MARINEZ ___ (1901 - ....)
_Salvatore CIOFFI _____ | _Giuseppe CIOFFI ____| | (1892 - 1968) | | |_ VINCENZA ____________ | | |--Anna CIOFFI | (1929 - 2007) | _Constatino CASERTA ___ | | (.... - 1929) |_Elvira CASERTA _____| (1896 - 1975) | |_Maria Cristina ABATE _ (.... - 1918)
_Jerry DESMOND ______+ | _Cornelius Joseph (Joe) DESMOND _| | (1888 - 1972) m 1912 | | |_Ellen RILEY ________ | | |--Lawrence (Larry) DESMOND | (1913 - ....) | _____________________ | | |_Margaret MCALLISTER ____________| m 1912 | |_____________________
_James MCGRATH ___________ | _Paul MCGRATH _________| | | | |_Catherine Regina KELLEY _+ | (1884 - ....) | |--Maureen MCGRATH | | __________________________ | | |_Catherine FINNINGHAM _| | |__________________________
__ | _Frank SHER _________| | | | |__ | | |--Connie SHER | (1942 - 2021) | __ | | |_Elizabeth MCGEE ____| | |__
Connie Sher Kelley passed away on December 20th, 2021:
on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 was laid to rest:
9:30 - 11:00 Viewing and 11:00 Mass at:
St. Anthony of Padua
259 Forest Avenue
Ambler, PA 19002
Connie was born October 25, 1942, in Philadelphia, the second of seven children born to Frank and Elizabeth (McGee) Sher. A graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School (1960) and Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital School of Nursing (1963), she began her nursing career at Holy Redeemer Hospital. Connie studied anesthesia at Pennsylvania Hospital and practiced as a Nurse Anesthetist at Abington Memorial Hospital.
Perhaps more than her professional accomplishments, Connie will be most remembered for her devotion and faithfulness to family. Connie is preceded in death by her husband, Martin J. Kelley. She is survived by her son, Joseph F. Kelley, daughter-in-law, Kaci, and grandchildren, Flynn and Sadie Rose. She is also survived by siblings Dennis Sher (Ann Marie), Susan Kilkenny (Gerald), Mary Kenney (Joseph) and Elizabeth Sher. She is preceded in death by brothers, F. Patrick Sher and Michael Sher. In addition, Connie is survived by step-children Colleen Sforza (Dick), Timothy Kelley, Patrick Kelley (Kelly), Kevin Kelley (Kathy) and Martin Kelley, 18 step-grandchildren, and 16 step-great-grandchildren.
She married Martin Kelley, an oral surgeon in 1972. Their son, Joseph, was born in 1978. A devoted wife and mother, Connie was actively involved in ministry at Sacred Heart Parish (Palmyra, NJ) where she formed many deep friendships. She was also a volunteer school nurse at Saint Charles Borromeo School where Joseph attended elementary school.
In 2006, Connie and Marty relocated to The Views in Philadelphia where she became an active member of Saint Cecilia Parish. Her husband, Marty, passed away later that year. Connie moved to Spring House Estates in Lower Gwynedd in 2019 and was a member of Saint Anthony of Padua Parish in Ambler.
Connie's deep faith was the foundation of her life, from which flowed her kindness, humility, genuine interest in and concern for others. She served as Eucharistic Minister bringing Holy Communion to nursing home residents on Sundays. She was active in prayer and witness for Pro-Life, attending the annual March For Life in Washington, DC many years. She made phone calls in support of political candidates she favored and stood at the polls for hours on election days. But most of Connie's "volunteering" was behind the scenes, known only to the friend, neighbor or stranger she helped. She made an impression on every person she met. During her recent hospital stays, without exaggeration, every person who cared for Connie, whether doctor, nurse, aide or maintenance personnel, remarked to family what a truly special person Connie was.
Connie enjoyed any celebration. Be it family birthday or wedding, "Red Hats" meeting, Kentucky Derby Party, or day at the beach, she appreciated the gift of being with people. She was blessed with faithful friends. Connie remained close to special grade school friends and her "sorority", high school friends who still gather monthly, sixty years after graduation. She received hundreds and hundreds of cards, texts, and emails during the few months of her illness and treasured each and every one, always amazed and grateful for another's remembrance of her.
__ | _Edward SIZEMORE ____| | | | |__ | | |--George Edward SIZEMORE | (1750 - 1820) | __ | | |_____________________| | |__