Barbara Karen Kelly

September 24, 1944 - April 14, 2024

Barbara Karen Kelly, a dedicated nurse, educator, and cherished member of her community, passed away on April 14, 2024, at the age of 79. Born on September 24, 1944, to Peter and Mildred Kelly in Fall River, Mass. Barbara's life was marked by a profound commitment to the well-being of others.

Barbara's journey in nursing began with a passion for healing and a drive for excellence. Over the years, she pursued multiple degrees, culminating in her role as a Nurse Practitioner. Her expertise and compassion touched countless lives, both in clinical practice and as a mentor to aspiring nurses.

As a faculty member at Essex County College, Barbara shared her wealth of knowledge and experience with future generations of nurses, leaving an indelible mark on the profession she loved.

Beyond her professional achievements, Barbara was known for her warmth, generosity, and unwavering dedication to her family and friends. Her wisdom, kindness, and sense of humor will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Barbara is survived by her husband William Kelly and her children Christine, Michael, and Kerianne and grandchildren Steven, Maggie, Alex, Bridget and Jack. She will forever remain in our hearts.

A memorial service to honor Barbara's life will be held on April 28th at 12:00 p.m. at Teague Funeral Home, 2260 Ivy Road Charlottesville Virginia, 22903.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to St. Jude in Barbara's memory.

May she rest in peace, her spirit forever cherished in the hearts of those she touched.