Kelley, 87, formerly of Agawam Village, Ipswich, died Tuesday,
November 26, 2013 in the Golden Living Healthcare Center,
Gloucester, following his long illness. He was the husband of
the late Edith A. (Fowler) Kelley.
Born in Ipswich
June 9, 1926 son of the late Louis and Belhia (Babineau) Kelley,
he was raised in Ipswich where he attended public schools.
During WWII he proudly served with the U.S. Navy aboard two
ships in the Pacific. Honorably discharged and returning to
Ipswich he went to work as a taxi driver and a clammer. Married
in 1950 the Kelleys made their home and raised their family on
Old England Road. For many years he was employed by the Town of
Ipswich as a truck driver for the Highway and Cemetery
vegetable gardening, clamming and fishing with his boys, long
walks and watching sports, Westerns and the Three Stooges.
He is survived
by two sons, Roland Kelley, Jr. and his wife Maureen, and James Kelley
, all of
Ipswich; two daughters, Darlene M. Spaulding of Daytona Beach,
FL and Arlene M. Barboro and her husband Terrance of Rowley;
twenty-two grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren and a
sister Florence Cobb of Georgetown. He was the father of the
late Bruce Kelley and brother of the late Richard Kelley, both
formerly of Ipswich.
service with Military Honors will be held 11 am Saturday,
December 7, 2013 in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Town Farm Rd.,
Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Funeral
arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter
Funeral Home of Ipswich.