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Mary Frances (Dolaher) Kelley

Mary Frances (Dolaher) Kelley
  • February 24, 1932 - August 19, 2017
  • Melrose, Massachusetts

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“To the Kelley family, John and I are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Mary Frances was such a lovely lady and I always felt that running into her...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Linda McNamara - Friend

“Bill and Family: So sorry for your loss. It is never easy to say that final goodbye. She is at peace now. I will offer my rosary for her. ”
2 of 24 | Posted by: Janet Healey Surette - Bath, NH

“Mary was a wonderful person and a terrific volunteer. Her service to St. Mary's School while I was principal was invaluable. She will be terribly...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Helen Blinstrub - Melrose, MA

“David, Richard and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Roger, Beth, Michael & Jessica Allard. ”
4 of 24 | Posted by: Roger Allard - Rochester, NH

“Dear Kelley Family,So very sorry for your loss. Love for her family and the children she cared for over the years is a wonderful legacy. Sending our...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Mary Garvey McCarthy - Marietta, GA

“I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Kelley's passing. As a friend of Dave's for many years, I knew from him of her strong character and commitment to...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Bob Drew - Hampden, ME

“August 22, 2017To Bill and family,I have pleasant memories of Bill helping Mary eat her lunch, the past few months, at the Nursing Home. It was...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Mary Frances Morin, MSW - MA

“To Billy and Family: I was so saddened to hear and to read about Mary Frances's death. I believe that the last time that I saw her was in her...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“I am saddened to hear about the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May All Mighty God Have her in His...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Hugo Barrera - Miami, FL - Family

“To Uncle Bill, David, Richard, Jane, Bill, Tom and all the grandkids -I am truly sorry to hear about Mary's passing. She was a great aunt, who was...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Michael Crowley - Acton, MA

“Condolences to the Kelley family. You are in our thoughts and prayers in this time of great loss. ”
11 of 24 | Posted by: Tim & Kathy Skala - Ogunquit, ME

“To all of the Kelley Family; My sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom and to Mr. Kelley, my Sympathy on the loss of Mrs. Kelley. Sixty...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: David Retalic - Framingham, MA


13 of 24 | Posted by: Tim Skala - Ogunquit, ME

“to the Kelley family, special attention: Dave and Rich, sorry to learn your mom died, I remember you both speaking about her, I will call you too...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Christopher Conley - WOLFEBORO, NH

“My deepest sympathy to the Kelley family on the loss of a beautiful person. She raised a wonderful family and was a friend to many. She's home now....Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Dan Linehan - East Hampstead, NH

“DaveMy thoughts and prayers to you and your family. God bless. ”
16 of 24 | Posted by: Peryam Robert - Jacksonville, FL

“To David and Richard and your family,Lois and I are saddened to learn of your loss of your mother. She was a wonderful lady who sent two of her sons...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Major(Ret) Ernest Loomis - NH

“Kelley family,I had the great pleasure of knowing Mary from working with her as a lunch monitor at St. Mary's School. She was a joy to be around. So...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Karen Lenehan - Melrose, MA

“Our deepest condolences to Bill and all the children and grandchildren on your sad loss. May God grant you peace and comfort. Sincerely Alice and...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Alice and Gerry Lynch - Melrose, MA

“Dear Bill and "Kids," My sincere condolences on the occasion of Mary's return home to God. She was a loyal and dear friend to all of us in the SMS...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Mark Flint - Melrose, MA

“Our Deepest Condolences to the entire Kelley Family on the passingof your beloved Mary Frances. May she rest in Peacein the arms of the Lord. ”
21 of 24 | Posted by: Michael and Cynthia Symmonds - NH

“MF was a great person, She was well-known by all the kids in our neighborhood and if you were lucky enough to be friends with one of her children...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Kevin Foley - North Andover, MA

“We will miss you Aunt Mary Frances! Love you! ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: Mike Dolaher - Ipswich, MA

“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 »
24 of 24 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Mary Frances (Dolaher) Kelley, 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Mary was born in Melrose on February 24, 1932 to the late Joseph & Helena (O'Connell) Dolaher and was a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of St. Mary's Grammar School and St. Mary's High School. In 1956, Mary married William J. Kelley, also of Melrose. They recently celebrated sixty-one years of marriage. Mary was a true child of God. She took great delight volunteering her time for the children of St. Mary's Grammar School. She also spent many years volunteering at Malden Catholic High School. Mary was the beloved wife of 61 years to William J. Kelley. Devoted mother of David Kelley & his wife Lee Ann of Hampton, NH, Richard Kelley of Rochester, NH, Jane Korontjis of Melrose, William Kelley & his wife Lori and Thomas Kelley & his wife Jacqueline all of Glen Allen, VA. Very proud grandmother of Colin, Robert, Griffin, Quinn, Brandon, Elizabeth, Megan, Spencer, Victoria Kelley and Tyler Korontjis. Loving sister of Susan Dawley & husband Jack, David Dolaher & his wife Judy, Eileen Cook & her late husband Gerald and Joseph Dolaher & his wife Joyce. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 4:00-8:00PM. Funeral procession from the Gately Funeral Home on Thursday morning at 9:00AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St. Melrose at 10:00AM. Interment at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend.