Brother Charles Kelly, FSC

Brother Charles (Kilian Amedy) Kelly, 81, died suddenly at home on August 3, 2018 in Chicago. A De La Salle Christian Brother for 63 years, he was born in Chicago, son of Joseph and Evelyn (Fletcher) Kelly. He attended St. George H.S. in Evanston and then graduated from La Salle Institute in Glencoe, MO. He entered the novitiate of the Brothers in Glencoe in 1955 and professed his first vows the following year. He professed his final vows in 1961. Brother Charles earned a BA degree from St. Mary’s College in Winona, MN, and pursued graduate studies at Loyola University Chicago and St. Louis University. During his years as an educator he taught at schools in Vincennes and Hammond, IN, and Addison and Chicago, IL. He also taught in Chiquimula and Huehuetenango, Guatemala. From 1979 to 1988 he was a counselor at La Salle Manor Retreat Center in Plano, IL, and from 1991 to 1998 he was the administrator at Dunrovin Retreat Center in Marine-on-St. Croix, MN. He retired in 2002 and recently lived in the Brothers’ Community in Chicago. Survivors include his sister Patricia Moretti of Florida and his sister-in-law Catherine Kelly of Ontario and the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Visitation will be at Holy Trinity Church in Westmont, IL, at 8:45 am on Wednesday, August 8, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am. Interment will be at 10 am on Thursday, August 9, at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville.

Memorials can be made to the De La Salle Christian Brothers Retirement Fund, 7650 S. County Line, Rd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527. 


Vincennes H.S., Vincennes, Indiana                1959-1961
Bishop Noll H.S., Hammond, Indiana              1961-1963
Studies, St. Louis, Missouri                              1963-1964
Collegio DLS, Huehuetenango, Guatemala     1964-1967
Liceo La Salle, Chiquimula, Guatemala           1967-1971
Collegio DLS, Huehuetenango, Guatemala     1972-1973
Studies, Rome, Italy                                          1973-1974
Collegio DLS, Huehuetenango, Guatemala     1974-1975
De La Salle Institute, Chicago, Illinois            1975-1979
La Salle Manor, Plano, Illinois                         1979-1988
Driscoll Catholic H.S., Addison, Illinois           1988-1991
Dunrovin Retreat Center, Marine, MN             1991-1998
Sangre de Cristo, Santa Fe, New Mexico        1998-1998
San Miguel School, Chicago, Illinois               1999-2000
Driscoll Catholic H.S., Addison, Illinois          2000-2002
C.B. Center, Romeoville, Illinois                      2002-2003
De La Salle Community, Chicago, Illinois       2003-2018