A fundraiser for a family of a 14-year Boston Police Department veteran, who passed away unexpectedly, will take place on Saturday night at the Irish Social Club in West Roxbury.
Kenneth Kelly, passed away on March 2, at the age of 46, leaving behind his wife, Jane, and their three children.
"Kenneth worked in The City of Boston as a Police Officer for 14 year [sic] and could usually be seen patrolling West Roxbury in the Prisoner Wagon. Kenneth was a married father of three children," wrote David Kear, Elks 886 Chapter Adjudant. "Not only did this tragic loss leave his family without a husband and father but with an uncertain financial future. Along with his family and friends we, The Brookline Lodge of Elks 886 are organizing a fundraiser to help Kenneth's family."
Members of the Boston and Brookline Police departments, Brookline Lodge of Elks No. 886, and his friends are holding "A Time for a Friend" Fundraiser from 7 p.m. to midnight to raise money for Kelly's family. Tickets are $20 and include dancing with a DJ, buffet, raffles (win an iPad 4!), a silent auction, performances by The Fenian Sons, and the Harney Academy of Irish Dance.
The Brookline Lodge of Elks 886 is a non-profit, 503(b) fraternal organization Tax ID# 23-7131557. Donors may make tax-deductible contributions as provided by the U.S. Tax Code (a receipt will be provided). Donation can also be sent to: Kenneth Kelly c/o Brookline Lodge of Elks 40 Kent St. Brookline, MA 02446.
For tickets please contact the following police and civilians:
A1 Patrick Cadogen (617) 828-9077
A7 Kevin Egan (857) 205-7241
B2 Matt Shea (617) 694-6564
B3 John Ricard (617) 839-6159
C6 Liz Philbin (617) 869-8173
C11 Stephen Morash (617) 407-7534
D4 Mark Walsh (617) 201-8557
D14 Joe Coppinger (617) 416-2381
E5 Michael Duggan (617) 327-6178
E13 Chris Morgan (617) 839-1694
E18 Stacey Boyle (617) 755-7213
MOP Leo Manning (617) 648-6374
Harbor Unit Tim Evans (617) 343-4721
HQ Sarah Stack (617) 201-8573
Mark McKeown (617) 438-2964
Lance Norwood (617) 347-7273
Chris Keaney (617) 828-9162
Karen Keaney (617) 838-1961
Brookline PD Captain Murphy (617) 720-2241
Doug Rodman (617) 504-8737