Maureen Anne Kelly left this world on October 31, 2023 and was reunited with her loving husband, Paul Kapp.
Born of April 29, 1942, Maureen dedicated her life to the service of others while being heavily involved in the Catholic Church and a member of Alcoholics Anonymous.
In her early years, Maureen became a nun with the Sisters of Mercy in Buffalo, NY. After choosing to leave the convent, she furthered her education and received two Master’s degrees relating to Theology- from Leuven, Belgium and University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC). As both a published author and a chaplain, Maureen inspired and guided many who she met throughout her life. She was known for providing love, laughter and friendship to all who were lucky enough to call themselves her friend or family.
Maureen’s greatest love was her husband, Paul, who passed away on March 30, 2012. Maureen has also joined in the afterlife her parents: Anne and Thomas Kelly, and brother: Michael Kelly, where we are certain she is making them laugh.
Maureen is survived by her siblings: Kevin (Cheryl) Kelly, Edward Kelly, and Theresa (Mary Clare) Kelly; Ellen Kelly; her nieces: Erin Smith, Courtney Christensen, Elizabeth Callahan and Cati Callahan; nephews: Sean K. Kelly, Kevin Kelly, Brian Kelly, Sean P. Kelly, and Michael Kelly; and many close cousins. Maureen also leaves behind a large circle of friends in Kansas City, whom she loved dearly. A service to celebrate her life will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, a cause very dear to Maureen’s heart.
Altmeyer Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach, VA is honored to serve the Kelly family.