Chad M. Kelly

FULTON, NY – Chad M. Kelly, 30 of Fulton, died on Monday, July 23, 2012, at Al Udeid Airbase, Doha, Qatar.

A native of Fulton, he had been stationed at Ft. Bragg in Fayetteville, NC.

Chad M. Kelly
Chad M. Kelly

Chad was a G. Ray Bodley High School graduate, class of 2000 and he received his bachelor’s degree in business and marketing at SUNY Oswego in 2005. .

He served in the U.S. Army from 2006 to 2010 and was assigned to the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment in Germany; the 319th Military Intelligence Battalion at Ft. Bragg, NC; served in Iraq from August 2007 to October 2008 and received three Army Commendation Medals for his service.

Chad was employed by Macaulay-Brown, Inc. in Hampton, VA and had previously worked at Torres and Centurum.

He was a lover of art, music, photography and tattoos.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Herbert and Marie Kelly Sr. and his maternal grandparents, Walter and Rose Duda.

Chad M. Kelly
Chad M. Kelly

Surviving are his parents, Herbert “Butch” and Donna (Duda) Kelly Jr. of Fulton; his sister, Corin Kelly of Fayetteville, NC; his girlfriend, Lauren Renne of Brooklyn and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Friday, August 3rd at The Church of the Holy Trinity, corner of Rochester and South Third Streets, Fulton, NY.

Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 2nd at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton, NY.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions are made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.


  1. Dear Butch and Donna. I just learned of your son passing. I am so very,very sorry. Please know that I am saying prayers for you and your family. I am in Tennessee right now so I cannot be at any calling hours or service. Those of us who have faith know that we will see our loved ones again and that they will be watching from heaven. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son that whosoever believes in Him will have eternal life. Once again my heartfelt sympathy goes to you and your family. Evelyn

  2. Butch,Donna & Corin,
    We are very sorry for your loss, No words can ease the hurtful pain that we endure when losing a loved one. We are very greatful for men like Chad who volunteer to defend our homelands & make the US the greatest nation in the world.Our thoughts & prayers are with you. God bless R.I.P Chad.
    Pat & Joanne

  3. Butch, Donna& Corrin,

    Our deepest sympathy and thoughts and prayers to your family on the loss of such a wonderful son.
    Bob & Dory

  4. So sorry for your loss Kelly Family!! I didn’t know Chad, but I remember him at some of our many soccer games!! My thoughts are with you.

  5. no greater gift than a man lay down his life for his country and his friends. Thank You. I am deeply sorry for your lost. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family

  6. Our condolences to the family. We are so sorry for your loss, we did not know Chad but as parents of a son serving in the military we are saddened by his loss. A true hero for those that value freedom. Our thought and prayers are with your family.

  7. So sorry for your loss Kelly Family!!!! I knew Chad very well, I worked with him in Al Udeid AB, and we also lived in the same building on base. I knew Chad “Allen” as we knicknamed him, since he arrived to Al Udeid in March through a mutual good friend of ours, and since then we became friends, we hung out sometimes along with some other friends that he loved and adored a lot. Made me laugh all the time, and it would take him a look at my face and a smile to take me out of my bad mood. He called me (BRO). He was a real pal, and he was true to himself and his friends. We all miss him so much here in Al Udeid. Your son will never be forgotten. You are all in my prayers and thoughts.

  8. We are very sorry for your loss. Chad was such a good hearted person, always congenial and a man that has left his mark on those who knew him. My daughter Allison was broken hearted when she heard the news. Our prayers go out to Chads family. Sincerely, Jerome, Trish and Allison Lass!

  9. Dear Donna and Butch,
    We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to your family during this time of great loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with the Kelly family at this time. God Bless. Jerry and Sherry Root

  10. Dear Donna, Butch, and Corrin,

    I cannot express how I feel at this time. How schocked I was to hear of Chad’s passing. I was in Canada fishing at the time. Words cannot express my emotions at this time. I have fond memories of Chad in school and will always think of him asd one of the nicest young man I have ever known.

    I know how hurt you are at this time and I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    As always, Tom Brown

  11. Donna, Butch,Corin & Lauren,
    May all of your happy memories be a comfort to you in the days to come. He is a shining star…..
    Love, Donna Kestner & Family

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