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Patricia Banks Kelly

Patricia Banks Kelly of Alexandria, VA passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 19, 2020 in Aldie, VA. Born in Jersey City, NJ on April 8, 1934 to Bob and Betty Banks, she graduated from Penn Hall preparatory school in Chambersburg, PA in 1952 and then Mountainside Hospital Nursing School in Pompton Plains, NJ in 1954, where she earned her degree in nursing. She married Robert A. Kelly, of Union City, NJ in 1956.

Patricia Kelly began her career as a pediatric registered nurse at Chilton Hospital in Pompton Plains. She maintained her RN license as she and Robert raised their family, and then she returned to the field full-time as a school nurse at Eagle Hill School in Greenwich, CT. She and Robert then retired to the Kingsmill community in Williamsburg, VA. Recently, Patricia resided in Fuquay Varina, NC and then at Sunrise Assisted Living in Alexandria, VA.

Pre-deceased by her beloved husband, who died in 2010, she is survived by her three children, daughter Wendy Kelly, and sons Douglas Kelly and Brian Kelly; daughters-in-law Laura Kelly and Bridget Dunn; her six grandchildren, Ashley Kelly Powell and husband Jack Powell, Jack Kelly, Kimberly Kelly, Paige Kelly, Caroline Kelly, and Grace Deichler; her two step grandchildren Harriet Garra and Madeline Garra; her brothers Rendy Banks and Michael Banks; her sister-in-law Charlotte Banks; her nieces Barbara Spagnuolo and Sharon Vander Wekke; and nephew Scott Banks.

A celebration of Patricia Kelly’s life will be held on a future date in Wayne, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that everyone love and care for each other and to honor Patricia’s memory by following the CDC’s recommendations closely to remain healthy during this time of uncertainty.

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