Dennis Kelly

posted Jan 6, 2019, 9:08 PM by Washington Lake Association   [ updated Feb 8, 2019, 7:55 PM ]
As you may have heard Dennis Kelly passed away on December 29th. The following is a note from his family and the obituary:

A funeral Mass celebrating Dennis’s life will be held at Resurrection Parish, 1057 Main Street, Hingham MA on Saturday, January 19th at 11:00 AM with a reception to follow at the Doubletree by Hilton, 929 Hingham St, Rockland, MA 02370
A block of rooms at the Doubletree Hilton have been reserved under a special rate:  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in memory of Dennis be made to the National Parks Foundation ( or the Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice (

Washington – Rushton Dennis Kelly, 78, a sixteen-year Washington, NH resident, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Wingate of East Longmeadow.  Rushton was born in Rome, New York on November 5, 1940, a son of the late Rushton and Pauline (Blanchette) Kelly.  From 1974 to 1989, he lived in Camden, NY where he was a member of the School Committee, was an avid boater, snowmobiler, fisherman and hunter and had a column in the Queen Central News with the byline “Rambling Rushton”.  Dennis later became an active member of the Washington, N.H. community, where he volunteered for several town committees and continued his passion for outdoor recreation.  He was the husband of the late Margaret Ann (Connelly) Kelly who died on June 17, 2013.  After his wife’s passing, he volunteered for and spoke on behalf of Lake Sunapee VNA and Hospice.  He is survived by his son Dennis J. Kelly and his wife Jennifer of Hingham, MA, and his daughter, Karen A. Christianson and her husband Charles of East Longmeadow, MA.  He also leaves two sisters, Patricia Baer of Grand Rapids, MI, and Laura Scarpelli and her husband Edward of Carlsbad, CA.  He will be sadly missed by four grandchildren, Patrick Kelly, Madeline Kelly, Kelly Ndisanze, and Megan Christianson.