Visitation: May 01, 2016
Barbara Ann Kelly “Babs” nee Gorham, passed away on April 27, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family. Barbara was the beloved wife of the late Luke J. C.F.D; loving mother to Luke L. C.P.D. (Eileen), Patrick C.F.D. (Shari), Ann (Daniel) O’Grady, Mary Elizabeth (Thomas) Broderick and Daniel (Tara); devoted grandmother to Aidan, Luke, Brenna and Sean Kelly, Ashley, Jack and Matthew Kelly, Kelly, Katelyn and Meghan O’Grady, Briana, Ryan and Kelsey Broderick and Daniel and Kate Kelly; loving sister to Peter (Lin) Gorham; cherished daughter of the late Mark and Carter Gorham; dear sister- in- law of the late Jim (Bea) Kelly, the late William Kelly, Kay Lou Kelly, the late Kathleen (Robert ) Dyra, Andy (Therese) Kelly, Karen Kelly and the late Maureen Chambers; fond aunt, cousin and friend of many in the United States and Ireland. Retired from the Illinois Attorney General’s Office and the Chicago Department of Aviation. She was truly a very special person whose greatest joy in life was being a mother and grandmother. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral Monday 9:30 AM from at Gibbons Family Funeral Home (½ Block East of Austin) to St. Thecla Church. Mass 10:30 AM. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 2-9 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Chicago Police Memorial Foundation or the Chicago Fire Department Widows and Orphans Fund.