Ann Margaret Kelly is a 3rd generation Irish lass born and raised in Bellerose, New York to Thomas Kelly and Catherine Lydon Kelly, who were the proud parents of 9 children: Mark, Tommy, Joanie, Cathy, Kevin, Ann, Timothy, Maureen and Michael. She is proud to have 23 nieces and nephews and 6 great nieces and nephews. Ann’s proudest accomplishment is raising her beautiful daughter, Katelyn, who works as an Oncology Nurse @ Weil Cornell Medical Center.
Her paternal grandparents, John and Winifred Kelly arrived in New York from County Galway, settled in St. Anthony’s parish in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and had 5 children. Ann’s Mom, Catherine Lydon Kelly and her brother John were children of John and Bridget Lydon of Tourmakeady, County Mayo. They settled in St. Cecelia’s parish in Greenpoint. Bridget’s husband died when Catherine was 3; Bridgie aka “Nana” raised her two children as a single mother and gave many of the Lydon Clan “a start” in NY.
Ann went to St. Gregory the Great School, followed by Bishop Reilly High School and obtained her BSN from Hunter College. During her Nursing career, while living in Stuyvesant Town, Manhattan, she worked at Mother Cabrini, Bellevue Emergency ICU, NYU, St. Vincent’s CCU, and Beth Israel Heart Failure Clinic. From there she began her work in Clinical Research and Drug Development for Squibb, now, Bristol Myers-Squibb. She is happy to work toward a cure for many diseases, monitoring drug protocols prior to FDA approval.
She has been a parishioner of St. Patrick’s Parish since she moved from Manhattan to Glen Cove in 1996. Ann is ready and willing to volunteer with church and community projects including a few events at St. Christopher SCO; Annual Golf Outing, Fashion Show and the Shepherds Ball.
Ann is proud to participate with the Ladies AOH, a passionate group of women that come together to raise money for worthy causes and do charitable work in the community. Ann is one of the founding members of the LAOH Division 8 of Glen Cove. She has held the office of Financial Secretary for several terms. She has had the privilege to serve as the Chairperson for the St. Patrick’s Dance, their biggest fund raiser. A few of the LAOH charities include all the local Catholic parishes, Wounded Warriors, DSAF, AHRC, Momma’s House, Diabetes Research Institute, SCO, LAOH Scholarship Fund and Jr Girls Softball.
Ann is honored to be chosen as Aide to the Grand Marshal, for the 26th Annual Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade and has the privilege to walk beside Grand Marshall John O’Connell, and Co-Aides Ryan Doherty, Mary Jo-Walsh, and Mike Byrne.