Marie Kelly, Carlyle

Our Union is sad to announce the passing of Marie Kelly, who was a PBX Operator at the Carlyle for over 20 years.

At the age of 21, Marie came from Ireland to New York and later had three daughters with her husband Thomas Kelly. Marie’s daughter Catrina shared how her mom was “one of a kind, a true lady, friend and confidant with an infectious laugh and undeniable work ethic.”

Deborah Weber-Diaz, an Operator at the Carlyle, described Marie as a “one of the kindest, most generous people I have ever met…She was more than a coworker she was a friend. There was nurturing warmth that surrounded her. I will hold her memories close to my heart always.”

Carmel Desmond, an Operator at the Carlyle, shared that Marie was “respected and admired by her peers” and a caring woman with a kind and generous heart, who was “always willing to lend an ear and offer sage advice.” “It is a rare occasion that you get to work with your best friend for 30 years, for this I was privileged,” Carmel remarked.

Marie is survived by her three daughters, two brothers and sister, five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.