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Keddy “Chispy” Mustelier Kelly of Gloucester, Va., passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, May 31, 2024, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was preceded in death by her precious son, Alfredo, and her parents, Enrique Gustavo and Karla Maas Mustelier.

To know Keddy’s story of fleeing Cuba when Castro took over everything is to love and admire her strength. She was separated from her newborn son, and forced to begin a new life in the United States. She loved the United States so much that she decided to become a citizen. Her grit, determination, courage, and spirit of resolve led her to accomplish many things here in the USA. She was very wise and extremely smart. At age 50 she earned her Registered Nursing degree and impacted so many people, especially the elderly and lonely. Being from Cuba, she made the best mojitos on earth. She will be missed more that words can express.

Keddy loved to travel, and she and her beloved husband, Tony, traveled just about everywhere.
Surviving are her beloved husband of 37 years, David Anthony “Tony” Kelly; sons, Carlos and Eloy, and grandsons, Charlie and Jacob.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation and thanks to the Riverside Hospital Hospice team, Lindsey in the Patient Advocacy Department, and to her devoted caregiver, Sunshine Albright, for their many acts of kindness and compassion. They would also like to say a special thank-you to Gloucester County Sheriff’s Deputy Carter who returned Keddy home on more than one occasion.  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
A funeral mass will be conducted at noon Thursday, June 6, 2024, at the Basilica of St. Andrew, Roanoke, by the Very Reverend Kevin Segerblom. Private interment will be in St. Andrew’s Diocesan Cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at Simpson Funeral Home, 5160 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, Va., 540-366-0707.