The death took place peacefully on November 1, 2016, of Mrs. Elizabeth Mary Kelly, formerly Kennedy, a native of Enniskillen, who was a true townie, ‘born between the bridges’.

Lily as she was affectionately known was born in Eden Street on February 18, 1933. Her father was William Kennedy (Bill), a baker in Whaley’s, and her mother was Rose, who ran a sweet shop in Eden Street, near the Diamond.

One in a family of four, she has one surviving sister Una, having been predeceased by her sister Peggy and also by her brother Billy, who died in childhood.

She attended the Convent Primary School, followed by Mount Lourdes Grammar School, Enniskillen.

In her younger days, she started work in Tyler’s shoe shop, where she remained for a long period of time and went on to play a leading role.
She spoke very fondly of her time in Tyler’s and of her fellow staff, whom she kept in close contact with.

For many years, Lily was a member of an accomplished choir in St. Michael’s Church, Enniskillen, which was run by Canon Murphy. 
Her then husband to be, Tommy was also in the choir, which performed at concerts, shows, and so on. 

Lily and Tommy were married in St. Michael’s Church and they had one son, John, who was born in 1965. (John Kelly is a well-known broadcaster with RTE and also a writer).

The family lived at Sedan Terrace, before moving to Hillview where they resided for a long period. In the 1990s, the Kellys moved to Tempo Road, Enniskillen. Her beloved husband Tommy passed away in 2001.

The dear mother of John and mother in law of Catherine, she was a loving and devoted grandmother to Evie, Kate, and twins Amelia and Oscar.

She is remembered as a very kind woman, who had a very caring nature. Her passing occurred peacefully at South West Acute Hospital, where her family is very appreciative of the care received.

Her funeral at St. Michael’s Church was a concelebrated mass led by lead celebrant Fr John Chester, assisted by Fr Joe McVeigh. Fr Raymond Donnelly conducted the removal. Family involvement in the service included that by her son John who did the first reading and by her four grandchildren who did readings, the prayers of the faithful and brought up the gifts.
Burial was at Breandrum Cemetery, where she was laid to rest with her husband Tommy. 

Lily is survived by her son John, his wife Catherine, her grandchildren, her sister Una Watson and by nieces and nephews and the wider family circle. 

The funeral arrangements were by Funeral Director, Mr. John McKeegan, Mill Street, Enniskillen.