Christopher W. Kelly, 56, passed away peacefully on hospice at Newport Hospital on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

Chris was born in Newport, Rhode Island, May 23, 1961.  He was the youngest son of the late John and Theresa (McCarthy) Kelly of Newport, RI.

Chris is survived by his daughter, Elise of Newport, his brother, Tim and wife Margaret of Newport, his sister Ann and husband Kevin Kirwin of Andover, MA. He also leaves behind his niece, Dana and nephew, Logan.  Chris is predeceased by his daughter, Brigid and his brother, Jack.

Chris was a graduate of Rogers High School, Class of 1979. He was a member of the Marine Corps Reserve and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Additionally, Chris was the proprietor of Kelly Plastering. He plied his craft to perfection from mansions to condos.  Chris enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. He was an avid golfer.  Chris will be greatly missed!

Visiting hours will be held Friday, June 30, 2017 4-7 pm at the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring St., Newport, RI.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, July 1, 2017 at St. Augustin’s Church, corner of Carroll Ave and Harrison Ave, Newport, RI at 10 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ancient Order of Hibernians, (AOH) Scholarship Fund, 2 Wellington Ave, Newport, RI 02840.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).