Gertrude T. Kelley, 82, of W. Bacon St., Waterville, NY, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019. She was born August 22, 1936 in Utica, the youngest of thirteen children of William and Dorothy Lipp Tanner and was a graduate of Waterville High School. On June 30, 1956, Gertrude married James E. Kelley at St. Bernard’s Church in Waterville. He predeceased her on October 18, 2014.
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Gertrude had been a secretary at General Electric in Utica until retiring. She and James enjoyed camping at Lebanon Reservoir for many years. Gertrude was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Sangerfield.
Surviving are her children, Barbara (Kevin) Atkyns of Waterville; Karen (Stephen) Kelley of Hamburg, NY; sister and brother-in-law, Lavinia and Fred Riley of Oriskany Falls; grandchildren, James (Carlee) Dawes of Madison; Matt (Taylor) Atkyns of West Winfield; Sara (Brenton) Atkyns of Clayviille; great-grandchildren, Austin, Brice, Matthew “MJ” and Kiley; and several nieces and nephews.
In keeping with her wishes, there are no services or calling hours.
Interment will be private at the convenience of her family.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, 4277 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY 13413.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville.