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Shay P. Kiely
  • Sullivan Bernard Kiely Fund c/o Eastern Bank
    441 Main St.
    Melrose, MA 02176

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“Shay's family and cherished friends, I am so sad to hear of his sudden passing. Always quick-witted and kind-hearted, he has left his wonderful mark...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Juli Couture (Herrera) - MA

“I'm deeply sorry for your loss. ”
2 of 26 | Posted by: Clare Morello - Saugus, MA

“Jan, Lindsey, Sullivan, Shannon, Sean and Sweeni,I am so saddened to hear of Shay's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Shay was one of...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: John McEntee - Ormond By The Sea, FL

“Our family is so sorry to hear of your loss, or thoughts and prayers are with you all.The Briggs Family ”
4 of 26 | Posted by: - melrose, MA

“I am so sorry to hear this sad news. My heart breaks for you all. Thoughts and prayers ”
5 of 26 | Posted by: Katie Thompson (LeDuc) - Reading, MA

“My heart is so sad for you all. Sending love, prayers and my deepest condolences. Shay was so loved by so many, and I know he will live on in the...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Jill Sublett - Knoxville, TN

“Dear Kiely Family,So saddened to hear of Shay's passing. There are no words. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.Jeff ”
7 of 26 | Posted by: Jeff Briggs - Melrose, MA

“Dear Kiely family, Heartbreaking news, Shay was one in a million may God hold him in the palm of his hands till y'all meet again. May God bless his...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Kiely Family:We were saddened to hear of Shay's death. Although twenty years have passed since we were the Kiely kids' First Street next door...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“I was very sad to hear the news of Shay. I hadn't seen Shay in some time, but he was a good friend with a great sense of humor. My thoughts and...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: MJ Curry - Arlington, VA

“Dear Kiely family, We are very saddened to hear of your sudden loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: David Grafton - melrose, MA

“Shay spent many hours at our house with his large group of friends during their high school years...all great kids, very close...very supportive of...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Lorna Picardo - Melrose, MA

“Remembering Shay as a young man full of life with an infectious smile and always a warm hug. May God bless his son, Sullivan, as well the family and...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Pam Kelly-Dobay - Melrose, MA

“dear jan, so sorry to hear of your son shays passing,we know the sorrow that u and your family are going through all so well. our thoughts and...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: joe and fran wood

“Genuine Humor and class always emanated from Shay, truly an old soul! Peace to you, Shay, as you join the spirit realm. I send all of my Love and...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Taylor McVeigh Rivers

“Dear Jan and family,Words can not express how sorry we are to hear of your loss! Our hearts go out to you and we will keep you in our prayers...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Cheryl McHugh - Plymouth, MA

“So proud and blessed to have Shay as part of our family as well as his own. We adored Shay and his special brand of humor since he was a toddler. I...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Mary & Peter Cargill - Melrose, MA

“Dear Kiely Family, So sorry for the loss of Shay, a Fine Irishman. God bless all of you during this difficult time. ”
18 of 26 | Posted by: Steve Murphy - Saugus, MA

“Jan please accept our sincerest condolences on the loss of your wonderful loving son Shay. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers....Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Jane & Walter Papasodoro - Saugus

“Rest easy Shay. You were one of the greats! Your ability to make people laugh will be missed! Thoughts & prayers are with you, your family &...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Brian Driscoll - Melrose, MA

“JAN,SHANNON, SEAN AND SWEENI YOU ALL KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVED MY PAL SHAY. HE WAS ALWAYS THERE WHEN YOU NEEDED HIM. SO MANY OF HIS FRIENDS IN...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: CHARLES PAPASODORO - MA

“My prayers go out to the Kiely family.Shay will be missed terribly.He was a great man and great Dad.I will miss all your jokes Shay. ”
22 of 26 | Posted by: Cindy Prendable

“My deepest and sincere sympathy for all of Shay's family, Shay was just one of the kindest young men in Melrose. I have known Shay since he was...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Anne Garrity - Melrose, MA

“Condolence Text: Kiely and Sullivan Families,I was saddened to hear about your loss! I hope and pray that the Good Lord will provide you with...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Rob Pauline and Jane Kiely Pauline (Deceased) Pauline (Husband of Jane Kiely) - PA

“I knew Shay growing up in Melrose. I remember playing baseball with him and against him. He was always a great baseball player. I would also see...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Dan Cargill - Melrose, 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 »
26 of 26 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Shay Padric Kiely, of Charlestown, formerly of Melrose, died unexpectedly on Jan. 31, 2017 at the age of 37. Shay was born in Boston, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1998. Shay was a member & umpire for the Melrose men's softball league for many years and was an avid sports fan. He was caring, loyal, very outgoing, had a great sense of humor and was "One of a Kind". Shay was the devoted & wonderful father of Sullivan Kiely. Loving son of Janis (Sullivan) & the late Bernard Kiely of Charlestown. Husband of Lindsey (Bakeman) Kiely. Cherished brother of Shannon Kiely, Sean Kiely and Sweeni Kiely, all of CA. Also survived by many loving cousins, relatives & friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Wednesday, Feb. 8th from 4-8PM. Funeral on Thursday, Feb. 9th in St. Francis Church, 313 Bunker Hill St., Charlestown at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sullivan Bernard Kiely Fund, c/o Eastern Bank, 441 Main St., Melrose, MA 02176. For directions & to sign online condolence visit www.gatelyfh.com