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Elizabeth L. "Betty" Kelley
  • American Cancer Society
    125 S. Huntington Ave.
    Boston, MA 02130

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“Barbara, I am so sorry for your loss. You were so caring and loving to your sister, Betty. I remember talking with you about her so often. You are...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Kathleen Minnis - MA

“I worked with Barbara for many years and felt I knew her sister just by the conversations we had. Barbara, I am so sorry for your loss. Please...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Laura Hoyle - Weymouth, MA

“Betty Lou and I have been good friends since we attended 1st grade at the Gleason School in Medford. We have shared family and friends, and fun times...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Sheila McCoy - East Falmouth, MA

“I remember Mrs.Kelly aka Miss Plant my kindergarten and first grade teacher also two of my children's teacher and my brothers. Rest in peace. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Mary Ellen DiCarlo - Punta Gorda, FL

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Elizabeth L. "Betty" (Plant) Kelley, of Melrose, died at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham on Sept. 26, 2017 at the age of 75. Betty was born in South Bend Indiana, raised in Medford and a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1960. She went on to earn her degree from Salem State University, Class of 1964. Betty resided most of her life in Medford and 20 years in Melrose. She worked as a First grade Teacher for the Medford school system for 38 years before her retirement. Betty was a member of St. Mary's Church in Melrose for many years and enjoyed reading & going to the North Shore Music Theatre. She loved her 4 sheep dogs, family gatherings, enjoyed spending her time with her family and many long term friends & had a "Great Laugh". Betty was the loving daughter of the late Thomas L. & Elizabeth M. (Kenefick) Plant. Caring sister of Barbara A. Plant of Melrose. Niece of Gertrude Edgeworth and Margaret Kenefick, both of Burlington. Godmother of Ellen Harrington of Woburn. Also survived by many cousins & friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Tuesday, Oct. 3rd from 4-7PM. Funeral procession from the Gately Funeral Home on Wednesday, Oct. 4th at 9AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St., Melrose at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 125 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02445.