Order of Premontre, Premonstratensians, Norbertines, and White Canons

R. D. Robert F. Kelly, O. Praem.

Birth: April 26, 1929

Death: November 19, 2003

House: Immaculate Conception Priory

Our brother Robert Kelly was born in Philadelphia. After graduating from Southeast Catholic, he joined the Order in 1946 and was solemnly professed in 1951.

Bob began teaching at St. Norbert High in 1950 and collecting credits from Villanova University during summer sessions from 1951 through 1955. He was assigned to the faculty of Bishop Neumann in 1954, where he taught Latin and history and acted as treasurer of the school and the priory until 1978, all he did accurately and efficiently.

In 1979, Bob began working for the Philadelphia Housing Authority as a Service Manager for in Home Services. From 1983 until 1985, he was a certified addictions counselor at Talbot Place, in Hershey, PA and Parkside Lodge in Moorestown, N.J.

Bob held the office of prior of Daylesford Abbey from 1992 until 1996. With the division of Daylesford Abbey, Bob was elected the prior de regimine of Immaculate Conception Priory from 1997 until 2001.

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