Michael was born August 14th, 1946 in Glendale, California to Mary Ellen and Hobart Proctor Kelly. The first of four beautiful children followed by Timothy, Mary Denise, and William. Michael graduated with the class of 1964 from Pater Noster High school, LosAngeles. From 1967 to 1969 during the Vietnam War he was with the 11th Bravo in 9th Infantry. Michael graduated from California State University Los Angeles in 1971. Michael was a eucharistic minister and lecturer at St. Leo the Great church in San Jose for many years. Michael also volunteered at the Veterans Supportive Services Agency, non-profit from 2014 until 2021. In 2016 Michael received the first ever Veteran of the Year award from the Santa Clara County National Guard and Veterans Affairs Commission, in recognition of outstanding civic and community services. He was preceeded in death by both mother & father as well as sister Denise, brother Timothy, and daughter Kerry. He is survived by wife Elizabeth, daughter Shannon DelFino, Brother Bill, Grand children, Savannah Leigh Petrovich, and Shawn Michael Day, Great-grandchildren Kamden Michael Day, and Blair Wynter Petrovich and numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and friends who he loved very much.
He will be missed by all so much.
Dear friends, Thank you all for the wonderful love and support I have
received. Mike Kelly really loved all of you. EVERYONE who wishes may come to the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery at 5810 Midway Rd, Dixon, CA 95620 on February 11th for the graveside ceremony. Sadly, due to COVID restrictions, attendance at Chapel services the evening of February 10th is very limited. I wish with all my heart we did not have to limit attendance for the indoor service. The Live-streaming option is set up for that reason. We can't even fit the entire family. Please, Just click on the published links that appear under Michael's obituary on the Sacred Space Memorial website at the time of services. That is the best way to participate safely.
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Veterans Supportive Services Inc
14630 Noble Ave, San Jose CA 95132