Jacqueline (Rohlfing) “Candy” Kelly
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KELLY, Jacqueline (Rohlfing) “CANDY” of Hyde Park, and Jamaica Plain, passed peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, August 1, 2022 after a long illness. She had been a widow for several years after the passing of her husband John Kelly. Candy loved to travel and enjoyed visiting Italy, Spain, Gibraltar, Switzerland, Portugal, Aruba and Tangiers with her travel team.
Candy loved her family and loved to volunteer at many events including the DAV 5K Run Boston, the annual Family Christmas give away at the Brockton VA run by the Military Friends Foundation, and being part of the Massachusetts Military Hero’s Fund presentation of over 37,000 American Flags on Boston Common in front of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial. Each Flag represents a Massachusetts fallen service member who gave their life in military service defending our Country since the Revolutionary War.
Candy was the daughter of the late Roy Rohlfing, and the late Alice (MacCormack) Rohlfing; Sister of James McCormack and his wife Maria Victoria of Weymouth and Madrid Spain, Joanne MacCormack of Panama City Fl., The late Roy Rohlfing of Hyde Park, Robert Rohlfing and his wife Barbara of West Roxbury, Alyce Rohlfing of Roslindale and George Rohlfing and his wife Karen of Quincy. She leaves behind many beloved nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews on both the Rohlfing and Kelly sides of the families along with countless friends.
Family and friends are invited to attend Candy’s Celebration of Life Monday, August 8th from 4 to 8 PM at the Gormley Funeral Home 2055 Centre St. West Roxbury. All are invited to gather at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 9th at 9:30 AM for a walking procession to celebrate a Mass for Candy at St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church 2078 Centre St. West Roxbury. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery with her husband, John, at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Candy’s memory may be made to the Military Friends Foundation www.militaryfriends.org or The Gold Star Wives of America - Chapter www.goldstarwives.org.