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Loretta Charlotte Kelly

Loretta Charlotte Kelly, 99, of Kelly Way, Lake Placid, passed away on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021 at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid.

Loretta was born to the late Vivian and Flora (Winch) Patterson on Aug. 11, 1921 in Lake Placid.

She married Stanley Kelly on Oct. 21, 1944 and spent 56 years together until his passing in November of 2000.

After many years of service at Santa’s Motel and Howard Johnson’s Motor Lodge, Loretta retired to her home to tend to her garden, make quilts for family and friends and complete puzzles. On a sunny day, Loretta could also be found walking the River Road with her friend and cousin, Catherine (Tootie) Gonyea and she was a devout member of the Adirondack Community Church.

Loretta is survived by her children, Yvonne (Gary) Dame, Esther Lawrence and Gordon (Jackie) Kelly; and six grandchildren, Sherry, Kim and Scott Dame, and Burt and Debbie Lawrence and Devin (Jessica) Kelly. There are 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents and husband, Loretta was predeceased by her sisters, Mary Dudley and Rena Patterson; and brother Albert Patterson.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 28 at M.B. Clark, Inc. Funeral Home in Lake Placid. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 29 at the Adirondack Community Church in Lake Placid. Burial will follow at the North Elba Cemetery.

Anyone wishing to make a memorial donation may do so to the Adirondack Community Church.

M.B. Clark, Inc., Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Relatives and friends are invited to share a memory, upload a photograph or leave condolences for the family at mbclarkfuneralhome.com.