Thomas J. Kelly, 93, of Brewster died at his home on March 16. He leaves family in Sandwich.
He was the widower of Mary Kelly, to whom he had been married for 61 years.
He was born in Boston to Thomas and Elizabeth (Furlong) Kelly, and graduated from Dorchester High School.
Mr. Kelly served in the US Navy, in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
After the war, Mr. Kelly became a letter carrier for United Parcel Service, where he worked for 40 years. He was na active member of the National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 34, for more than 70 years.
He had lived in Hyde Park for 28 years before retiring to Brewster 35 years ago.
A lifelong avid fisherman, Mr. Kelly caught striped bass up to 50 pounds from the Cape Cod Canal and Cape Cod Bay. He had also been an enthusiastic golfer at the Captain’s Golf Course in Brewster for the past 35 years.
He leaves six children and their spouses, Thomas W. and Jean Kelly of Milton, Janet and Paul McCarthy of Sandwich, Paul and Nancy Kelly of Quincy, David and Jean Kelly of Marshfield, Michael and Patricia Kelly of Weymouth, and Timothy and Catherine Kelly of Marshfield; a brother, Robert Kelly of Quincy; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by six siblings.
Visiting hours will be Thursday, March 21, from 4 to 8 PM at Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 729 Route 134 in South Dennis.
A funeral Mass will be said Friday, March 22, at 11 AM at Our Lady of the Cape Church in Brewster.
Interment will take place at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.