Evelyn Zita Kelly (Hatch)

November 3, 1924 to October 16, 2017


Evelyn Zita Kelly (Hatch) 

November 3, 1924 – October 16, 2017

Slipping away from us, our dear sweet Evelyn an extraordinary woman of incredible resilience. Affectionately known to many as “Mrs. Kelly” but lovingly known as “mom” to her children, and “nan” to her 12 grand-children and 8 great-grandchildren.  Pre-deceased by her husband Lawrence (Lar) Kelly, her parents Andrew and Anne Hatch, older brother Gerald Hatch, sister and best friend Julia Moss (Hatch).  Left to mourn are her children Geraldine (Gerry) Tizzard (Dick), Carl Kelly (Carol), David Kelly (Brenda) and Eunice Kelly. Her brother William Hatch (Alberta), sister Bernice Weiss (Montreal).  Along with her 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.  Numerous nieces, nephews and friends.  Visitation on October 17 and October 18, from 2 – 4 pm and 7- 9 pm at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. Funeral mass  on Thursday, October 19th  from St. Theresa’s Church, Mundy Pond Road at 9:30 a.m. with interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery , Topsail Road. 



2-4 p.m. on October 17, 2017

7-9 p.m. on October 17, 2017

2-4 p.m. on October 18, 2017

7-9 p.m. on October 18, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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9:30am, Thursday October 19th

St. Teresa's Parish
120 Mundy Pond Rd, St. John's

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It was an honor to know Evelyn Kelly. She treated me as a son for the brief period I knew her.
Evelyn was a courageous and strong woman who didn’t let life’s tragedies stop her from raising and providing for her family when her husband passed. Although she didn’t suffer fools gladly, she had a heart of gold and commanded the respect and love of everyone she knew.
She was indeed one of the most influential and unforgettable souls I have known in my life. May God bless her.

I will always love you till the end of time until I can join be with you and dad at that other place

My deepest condolences to the Kelly family. Thoughts & prayers are with you during this time.

Geraldine, Carl, David and Eunice,
We wish to express our sincere condolence to you and your Family on the passing of your Mom.We knew your Mom when we liver above the store on Stamps Land over 50 years ago.She was a beautiful Lady with a winning smile and a huge Heart We have excellent memories of both your Mom and Dad, who treated us like a Son and Daughter which was deeply appreciated.
You are in our thoughts and prayers!
May you rest in peace Mrs. Kelly!
Frank and Geraldine Cahill, Torbay

Geraldine and family.Sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing.Please accept my sincere condolences.

I am so sorry for the Kelly family , Carl, Geraldine, David and Eunice ! Mrs Kelly was someone we grew up with living across from the grocery store all my life until it closed! It was a joy to see her this winter with Carl and Carol and for us to have such a great chat about old times! I couldn’t believe how she could still remember all and every detail of my family and sharing funny stories about are visits to the store! We shared a big hug and the time with spent there talking was the hightllight of my day! She will be very much missed by my family as well as my own children Larry and Chris as we still lived around the corner after I married! She was a wonderful lady and I will miss her dearly! May you rest in peace Mrs Kelly!

These events are always a bit of a surprize but you had a long life of over 90 years. I never was able to go to St. John’s to visit you in many years with my busy life. I will be reminded of you as kind person willing to give the “shirt off your back”. Rest in peace.

My goodness. I have so many childhood memories of going over to “Mrs. Kelly’s” Store for a snack after school, some one cent candies on a Saturday, or some item we forgot at the grocery store & needed for supper. It was our neighbourhood “place”. Rarely, and I mean RARELY would you pass by Kelly’s to make the long trek to Stockwoods. LOL. Mrs. Kelly was quite good to us & a staple of our part of town. My wife & I still talk frequently about Kelly’s Store & our memories there.

This lady will not be forgotten by us.

Please accept our most sincere condolences.

Sending our love and sincere sympathy on your loss.
We pray that your special memories will bring you comfort and that you will share those special memories with your own precious grandchildren through your stories.

Please accept our deepest sympathy in your time of sorrow.

To the Kelly Family , please accept my deepest condolence at this very difficult time .I remember going to Mrs.Kellys store when I would visit my grandparents on stamp’s lane RIP Mrs.Kelly

Geraldine, Carl, Davey, and Eunice, so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I remember spending so much time visiting Kelly’s store, as a young girl. As I pass the store to this day, I have nothing but fond memories of her smiling face as she served her customers. Thanks for the memories, Mrs. Kelly. May you rest in peace. God bless and take care.

My deepest condolences to Eunice and her family . Her memory shall live on in each of you.

I have many great memories of living on Stamp’s Lane and going next door to Kelly’s. I loved lingering there to hear the news or listen to the chat. I remember Mrs. Kelly as a kind, lovely lady. My deepest condolences to the Kelly family.

I remember going to the store on Stamp’s Lane when I was growing up. Mrs. Kelly always had a smile on her face. So Sorry to hear about your loss.

We are so sorry to hear of your loss.We will have very fond memories of our dear Aunt Evelyn Such a beautiful and kind lovely lady May you rest in peace Sadly missed by great nephews Jerry and Micheal Prymack of Windsor Ontario Canada

My deepest condolences to the Kelly family. I was blessed to have known such a wonderful lady who at one time was like a second Mom to me. May she rest in peace. Sorry, I will be out of town during such a sad time, but my thoughts will be with the family.

Today, the world is a little dimmer but our lives are far richer for having the pleasure of her presence.