In Memory of




Obituary for Frances Kelly (Westman)

Frances (Westman) Kelly, of Winnapaug Road, Westerly, passed away at the Westerly Health Center on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at the age of 100.
She was the wife the late William R. Kelly who predeceased her in 1999.

Frances was born in Boston, Mass., the daughter of the late Walter and Catherine Westman.

Frances was a bookkeeper for local firms during her working years. Her retirement years gave her the opportunity to enjoy volunteering at the Babcock-Smith House, serving as Treasurer of the Docents as well as Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the Babcock-Smith House Museum. She was also a Friend of the Westerly Public Library, and enjoyed working at the annual Book Fair.

Mrs. Kelly was an artist who painted all her own birthday, special occasion and Christmas cards. She enjoyed hooking rugs, needlepoint, knitting and sewing. Her family has been the lucky recipients of many of her creative projects.

She leaves behind her two daughters, Linda K. (Ken) Parrilla of Watch Hill, Carolyn K. (John) Watts of Titusville, FL; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A private service and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Babcock-Smith House Museum Endowment Fund, 124 Granite St., Westerly, RI 02891 in Fran’s memory. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly is in care of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit