MELBOURNE ” Robert J. Kelly, 88, passed away Sunday, October 5, 2008 in Viera, Florida. He retired from the New York Transit Authority in 1970 after 25 years of service. Robert and his wife, Mary, then moved to Melbourne Florida. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps (Marine Raiders) during World War II. He was an avid golfer and sports addict. Robert is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary; daughter, Mary Kelly; sons, John (Moreen) and Robert (Linda) Kelly; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, October 10, 2008 at Ascension Catholic Church in Melbourne. The family will receive friends at the Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home in Viera, Thursday, October 9, 2008 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wuesthoff Brevard Hospice and Palliative Care, 8060 Spyglass Hill Road, Melbourne, Florida 32940.