Rob was an active member in the community for over 30 years also. He was a graphic designer he handled many of those elements for the school in print and digital media. As a former parent, he cheered on St. Anne's teams and was always the first to volunteer for events like the All-school Picnic. After Rose passed away, he continued his professional relationship with the school and also continued to grow life long friendships with faculty and staff. Those who knew Rob well will always treasure his constant optimism, mischievous sense of humor, exceedingly generous spirit, and calm, compassionate manner. He loved the outdoors; he loved a good laugh; he loved time with friends, but he loved most his dear Rose, Georgia, and Lucy. His kindness and warmth uplifted everyone around him, and he embodied the mission and values of our St. Anne’s community. Words cannot express our sense of loss, or our gratitude for having had Rob in our lives and as a part of our school family. He will be dearly missed, but never forgotten.
Because of Rose’s deep and abiding love of St. Anne’s, in 2010 her family established the Rose Kelly Memorial Scholarship Fund in her honor. In 2012, after Rob passed away, the fund began to include donations in his memory also. The family found it fitting that this fund should include both Rose and Rob as they were an integral part of the schools evolution for over three decades. Tax-deductible contributions to this fund will be held within the school’s Endowment Fund. Earnings generated by these resources will be contributed to the school’s financial aid program, allowing qualified students to attend St. Anne’s who might not otherwise be able to afford to do so. This was an area and cause at our school of very special interest and passion for Rose. This fund will serve as a lasting legacy to Rose and Rob and their dedication to our special community.