Thomas A. Kelly D.M.D., 64, of Milford passed away suddenly on Friday, November 27, 2015 at the South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth, Massachusetts after being stricken while visiting his daughter and family for the holiday.  He was the beloved husband of 37 years to Denise L. DiMeo Kelly.  Dr. Kelly was born in Portchester, New York on September 6, 1951; son of the late Thomas A. Kelly, Sr. and Jean Fischang (Kelly) Betz.  Dr. Kelly did his undergraduate studies and received his Dental degree from UCONN and started his practice in North Haven in 1980 to present.  He was an Eagle Scout, member of the North Haven Rotary Club where he was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow; member and chaired the Hamden Fire Commission and the Woodbridge Fire Commission.  Dr. Kelly served on the faculty of the Dental Residency Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital Department of Surgery.  A handyman, he loved and was excellent at fixing just about anything which he regarded a hobby having three workbenches in his home; enjoyed going to the movies especially Wednesday date night with his boys; loved to travel especially to Key West, Florida, but most of all spending time with his family especially his girls whom he loved unconditionally. Father of Sarah Nesheiwat (Sharif), Caitlin Pinard (John Markus) and Daisy Koltov (Michael).  Grandfather of Zaid Nesheiwat and Addison Pinard.  Brother of Timothy Kelly (Joellen), Edward Kelly (Tami), Kathy Blessing (Greg) and James Kelly (Pam).  Step-Brother of Robert Betz, Dawne Williams, Mark Betz (Judy), Barry Betz and Fern Kopytko.  Son-in-law of Lucian and Shirley DiMeo.  Also survived by 32 nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his step-father Robert Betz, a step-sister Gayle Kasica and a sister-in-law Peggy Kelly.

Family and friends are invited to attend a “Celebration of Dr. Thomas A. Kelly’s Life “on Thursday morning at 11:00 in the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue.  The visiting hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 pm.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Memory of Dr. Thomas A. Kelly may be made to Yale-New Haven Hospital, Office of Development, P.O. Box 1849, New Haven, CT  06508 for the Yale New Haven Dental Residency Program.