19 January 1922 – 23 May 2022

100 Years


Beloved wife of Joe (deceased).


Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Des and Rhonda,

John, Michael, Brendan,

Mary and John, and Peter and Tina.


Adored Grandma of Simon, Danielle, Kristy, Beth, Tom,

Michael, Catherine, Patrick, Brendan, Madeleine, Caitlin,

James, Patrick, Mary and their partners.


Great grandma of Emily, Alex, Amy, Brodie,

Charlie, Ella, Jack, Tom, Joe, Georgina, Ellie and Ethan.

Requiestcat in Pace

Nora’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated in

St Ignatius Catholic Church,

corner of Queen and William Street, Norwood on

TUESDAY, May 31, 2022 commencing at 10:00 a.m.


Following Mass, the Committal Service will take place

in the Catholic K Section of Centennial Park Cemetery,

760 Goodwood Road, Pasadena.


In lieu of flowers, donations to Jesuit Missions would be appreciated.

Online donations can be made using the link above.

Envelopes will be available at the Church.

Message Board

Terri Symonds (née Dare) -

Condolences to all the Kelly family on the loss of your lovely mother. Have such fond memories of our honorary “Auntie Nora”, as a child, and later when Mick and I used often to share a pew with Joe and Norah at Saturday evening Mass. With a good chat afterwards! Another gracious lady missing from our world.

Madeleine Kelly -

Nora The Great. Gone home to God. Many roles to many people, but to me, Nora was Grandma. Confidant. Advisor. We grieve, we love, we give thanks for her life and for the life she gave. We live because of Nora. Grandma lived to see one century but even 100 years was not enough. No amount of time ever would have been. Grandma, the world needs your kindness more than ever. Thank you for gifting us our parents. And gifting us the world. Thank you for helping me to feel strong. Thank you for helping me to feel seen and heard. I wish, how I wish, it were 2.30pm on a Monday and I was catching the tram from school to your house. Your cups of tea and raisin biscuits, my cure for Monday-itis. My cure for so much more. Everything felt right with you around. You’ll rest peacefully beside Papa Joe. He’s been waiting for you.

Robert and Elizabeth Laidler -

Thinking of the Kelly families at this very sad time. By all accounts Nora was a Grand Matriarch of a loving, warm and welcoming family. Rest in peace and enjoy Gods love!

Pat Murphy -

A lovely lady fondly remembered by Our Lady of Grace community

Tony Leahy -

Your next door neighbor (from the Shop), Wellington Rd. Maylands in the early 1950s. I am now 83, and have vivid memories of Joe ( he had his BSA. Bantam ) and Grandma Kelly and Nora with her ever present smile whom I last saw with Joe at the Majestic Hotel in 1977/8. A wonderful long life. Please accept my sympathy.