Resolution J2370-2013

Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Kelly upon the occasion of their 65th Wedding Anniversary



  • Jun 18, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 13, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Kelly upon the
occasion of their 65th Wedding Anniversary

WHEREAS, Stella Mech and Hilton Kelly were united in marriage on October
30,  1948; they are the proud parents of two children, Linda (James) and
Lynn (Donna); and
  WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Kelly will celebrate this momentous occa-
sion at an anniversary party held in their honor on Sunday, October  27,
2013, at the Stamford Golf Clubhouse; and
  WHEREAS,  Hilton  Kelly  grew  up on his parents' farm in the Red Kill
Valley outside of Fleischmanns, New York; Stella Mech, although born  in
New  York  City, was also raised on her parents' farm and boarding house
just over the hill from Red Kill Valley; and
  WHEREAS, On May 4, 1945, Hilton Kelly was summoned for occupation duty
in Germany; when he returned from his service in the Army, he was intro-
duced to Stella at a party in Halcott, New York, and one year later, the
couple was married; and
  WHEREAS, In 1964, Stella became a rural mail carrier in  Fleischmanns,
New York, a career she had for 43 years; and
  WHEREAS,  For  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Hilton  Kelly, family and music are the
heights and highlights of their lifetime together; and
  WHEREAS, In 1930, at just five years old, Hilton was given a fiddle by
his father, the late Carson Kelly; he would go on to  play  as  a  third
generation  fiddler, alongside his wife on piano, for decades to come as
Hilton Kelly and the Sidekicks; and
  WHEREAS, Furthermore, in 1994, the Roxbury Arts group dedicated  their
performance  center  as  "Hilt Kelly Hall," and in 1997, he was inducted
into the New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers Association Hall of Fame; and
  WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Kelly are and always have been a tower of
strength, support, understanding and limitless love  for  their  family;
  WHEREAS,  Their love, devotion, caring, sensitivity and responsiveness
to their family, friends and all who know them are  their  hallmark  and
tradition; and
  WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Kelly lived for 49 years, in a house they
built;  they  loved  the  community, neighbors, friends, and the country
living that went along with life in Bedell, New York; today, the  loving
couple resides together at Robinson Terrace Assisted Living in Stamford,
New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Hilton Kelly have lived and continue to live
their lives with great dignity and genuine grace, always demonstrating a
deep and continuing concern for human  values  and  ideals,  and  in  so
doing, they have inspired others to do the same; and
  WHEREAS, This meaningful occasion is the result of the love, hard work
and spirit this couple has invested in their marriage; and
  WHEREAS,  These  same  values  they  have  passed to their loved ones,
producing a family that is close-knit and supportive of  its  individual
members,  public-minded  in its relations to the community and committed
to the ideals of citizenship upon which this Nation was founded; and
  WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Kelly are the loving grandparents of five
grandchildren:  Kelly  (Patrice),  Veronica  (Noah),  Nicholas  (Laura),
Heather (Chad), and the late Bryan, and three great-grandchildren: Eric,
Alana, and Bryan Charles; and
  WHEREAS,  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Hilton Kelly have touched the lives of their
family and many friends through the shining example of  their  marriage,
which  is  a testament to the devotion and admiration which they possess
for one another; and

  WHEREAS, The longevity of this enduring marriage truly marks  a  mile-
stone in life's journey, an event of personal triumph and joy; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body that when an occa-
sion of such importance is brought to our attention, the same should  be
memorialized  by  us  for  the edification and emulation of others; now,
therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
congratulate  Mr.  and Mrs. Hilton Kelly upon the occasion of their 65th
Wedding Anniversary; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of Resolution, suitably engrossed, be  transmit-
ted to Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Kelly.


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