A photo of Dorothy Kelly

Dorothy Kelly

“Dotty Dreamer”

          After a full life of 87 years, Dorothy Regan Kelly, joined with the great multitude of neighbors, friends and relatives who had gone before her. 

          “Dotty Dreamer,” as she was called by her husband, Dr. John Kelly of the  University of Delaware, leaves behind a loving son, Kenneth, her baby brother, Jack, four grandchildren (Laura, John, Ryan and Caroline) and nine great grandchildren (Quinn, Raegan, Owen, Adeline, Joshua, Brody, Vivienne, Garhett and Savannah).  All of us will never forget the love that she showered on us and how we benefited from her loyalty, courage, patience and generosity.  The shortest summary of her qualities was Laura’s statement “Grammy was sweet.”  That she was, sweet and nice.

          Visitations for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, and Thursday, August 29, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park, Newark, DE.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 am on Friday, August 30, 2019, at Thomas More Oratory, 45 Lovett Avenue, Newark, DE.  Interment will follow in Pencader Cemetery, 2303 Glasgow Avenue, Glasgow, DE 19702, below the Dotty Dreamer memorial.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dotty’s memory to the Pencader Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 444, Bear, DE 19701.

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  • Aunt Dot, thank you for your love for us, our love for you will never die. Prayers and love to all your family. You are missed❤️

  • Very sad to hear of Dotty’s death. My condolence to her husband John son Kenneth brother Jack and all the family.
    Sean Hopkins
    Clooniron. Ireland.

  • Sending love and prayers to all our Regan-Kelly family from Ireland! Hugs to all of you and sweet smiles as you remember Aunt Dotty these days ☘️❤️

  • John,
    I am so sorry to hear about Dotty. Thank you for keeping me posted all this time. We know you adored her. God bless you all as you grieve her loss.
    Sincerely , Joan Karl
    (Mr. Kelly, One of my fondest memories of living in Delaware was when your wife brought me to Wilmington to see the Nutcracker. It was such a wonderful experience. She was such a lovely person. Hoping your beautiful memories may sustain you at this very difficult time. Xo Jeannie Karl)

  • John and family,
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. We are both so blessed to have known your beautiful wife and mother.
    You have a lifetime of memories, enjoy the memory of each one. May God Bless.
    With loving thoughts,
    Bob and Linda