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Colleen M.  Kelly
  • In lieu of flowers, the Kelly family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • Melrose Humane Society
    P.O. Box 760668
    Melrose, MA 02176
  • In lieu of flowers, the Kelly family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • Heart of Mary Villa
    1043 Aurora Blvd. 1108 Quezon City
    Manila, Philippines

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“She is with the ever loving Jesus ! Not to worry. ”
1 of 60 | Posted by: Robert - Melrose, MA

“Just a random passer by here. Breaks my heart thinking about families like yourself. God bless you all. ”
2 of 60 | Posted by: Donal Fennessy - WA

“To Janet O'Hara and the Kelly family, I am so very sorry for your loss. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care, Kathleen Powers ”
3 of 60 | Posted by: Kathleen Powers

“To The Kelly Family and all friends of Colleen, Words can not express the loss you have all suffered. Colleen student taught and observed my...Read More »
4 of 60 | Posted by: Kathryn Joyce - Framingham , MA

“Dear Kelly family, I am so deeply saddened by your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. ...Read More »
5 of 60 | Posted by: Phyllis Enfanto - New York, NY

“I remember eating dinner with her and her friends, Arielle and Emily, a few times throughout the semester at FSU. She was so nice and really funny,...Read More »
6 of 60 | Posted by: Dianna - North Reading, MA

“The Kelly family, my grand-daughter Angel had Colleen as a CCD teacher and enjoyed being in her class. Words can not express how heartbroken I feel...Read More »
7 of 60 | Posted by: judie - melrose, MA

“The thought of you will never stray far. I will always miss seeing you in the familiar places, and reflect fondly on the memories we have created....Read More »
8 of 60 | Posted by: Emily Malley - Malden , MA

“Colleen, I may not have known you well but I will never forget how nice you were to everyone on campus. I remember having Field Study I together...Read More »
9 of 60 | Posted by: Jillian Michniewicz - MA

“Dear Kathy and Family, So very sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful Colleen. May God comfort you all and keep you in the palm of his hand...Read More »
10 of 60 | Posted by: Sandra (Toney) Myatt - Norfolk, MA

“Dear Kelly Family, My sincere sympathy to you and your family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Cindy Menni...Read More »
11 of 60 | Posted by: Cindy Menni Caulfield - Melrose, MA

“Dennis, all of my prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. I can not imagine what you are going through. Your daughter was a...Read More »
12 of 60 | Posted by: Stefanie Roche - Braintree, MA

“Dear Colleen, It's hard to believe you are gone. I have wonderful memories with you including when you visited me at school, watching movies...Read More »
13 of 60 | Posted by: Emily Brown

“Words cannot express what is in my heart. Do know that you are and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Colleen was a beautiful gift that...Read More »
14 of 60 | Posted by: Sr. Mary Samson

“sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and your family ”
15 of 60 | Posted by: pete castaldini - norwood, MA

16 of 60 | Posted by: sandra cataldo - nashua, NH

“Colleen, I'm so thankful I got to meet you! We didn't know each other very well, but we had at least one class together and we ate lunch together...Read More »
17 of 60 | Posted by: Sarah Rzewnicki - Pepperell, MA

“Rest in peace Colleen. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
18 of 60 | Posted by: Jonathan Brach - Melrose, MA

“To the Kelly Family: I have such fond memories of time spent with your family since Winthrop School days. I am so sorry for your loss from thr...Read More »
19 of 60 | Posted by: Kate Flynn - New York, NY

“Colleen I didn't know you well but we had a class together my freshman year and we both lived in Peirce this year. I always thought you were a...Read More »
20 of 60 | Posted by: Stephanie - Framingham, MA

“To the family of Colleen : I did not know her ~ However I am a Mom of an FSU student who did know her! My...Read More »
21 of 60 | Posted by: Donna L - Woburn, MA

“I'm so sorry for your loss! May you take comfort in the love of everyone around you! ”
22 of 60 | Posted by: Melissa Cunningham - Melrose , MA

“Colleen was a wonderful and heartwarming child growing up till now. She was a fun-loving adolescent from the Winthrop School in Melrose. Her smile...Read More »
23 of 60 | Posted by: The Loder Family - Melrose, MA

“Dennis and family, I am so sorry for loss of Colleen. I am sure she brought alot of joy and pride into all your lives, and the lives of all she...Read More »
24 of 60 | Posted by: Tim Mavor - Prince Frederick, MD

“My deepest condolences to your entire family........ ”
25 of 60 | Posted by: Gill Enos - Taunton, MA - Friend

“Our sympathy and prayers. May Kelly enjoy Heaven's Peace and Joy forever. ”
26 of 60 | Posted by: Mr. & Mrs. Anthony & Ying Brach and Family - MA

“Dennis, Kathleen, Caitlin & Tim Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. The Carroll Family ”
27 of 60 | Posted by: Paul & Kelley Carroll - Melrose, MA

“Kelly Family Our love and prayers are with you all during this incredibly sad time. Although we have not personally met, we are connected by...Read More »
28 of 60 | Posted by: Maureen Williams - murray, KY

“Colleen, it still doesn't feel real, even now considering I am writing a memory for you here. It is like some part of me is still so disbelieving as...Read More »
29 of 60 | Posted by: Lauren Carlson - Pittsfield, MA

“Dear Kathy and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Colleen's passing. Words cannot express the sadness and sympahty felt for you and your loved...Read More »
30 of 60 | Posted by: Ellen Cunniffe - Melrose, MA

“Kelly Family, My continued thoughts and prayers are with you. Dan Osterrieder ”
31 of 60 | Posted by: Dan Osterrieder

“The Kelly Family, I am deeply and truly sorry for your loss. Colleen lived in my building, Peirce, at Framingham State University; I saw her often...Read More »
32 of 60 | Posted by: Alexis - Framingham, MA

“Colleen, you were such a beautiful person on the inside and outside. Everything you did was done so gracefully. I will never forget the precious...Read More »
33 of 60 | Posted by: Courtney Carroll - Melrose , MA

“Dear Dennis, Kathleen, Caitlin, Tim and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. With Kindness, Mary,...Read More »
34 of 60 | Posted by: Mary Puleio, Eric, Gregory and Daniel

“My dearest Colleen, Words can not express how heartbroken I am losing you especially at such a young age. Yor are all a father can ask for in a...Read More »
35 of 60 | Posted by: DAD - Melrsoe, MA - Father

“We are so incredibly heartbroken over your loss! We are sure that if Colleen was anything like her Dad, she was as beautiful on the inside as her...Read More »
36 of 60 | Posted by: David and Liz Pottier - Taunton, MA

“Kathy, Dennis, Caitlin and Timothy, Words cannot express how saddened we are by your loss. Our hearts and thoughts are with you. Much love, ...Read More »
37 of 60 | Posted by: Alice Spencer

“Kathy, I am so sorry for the loss of your lovely daughter. My prayers are with you and your family at this diffifult time. Jan Forrest ”
38 of 60 | Posted by: Janice Forrest

“Dennis and family, I am so sorry to hear of Colleens passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May you cherish the memories during this...Read More »
39 of 60 | Posted by: Dave Blanchette - Sunderland, MA

“I'm so very sorry to hear of the loss of your precious daughter. May her memory be eternal. ”
40 of 60 | Posted by: Carhy Scarlatos - Melrose, MA

“Dennis, We are thinking of you and your family during this very difficult time. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you. Larry and Patti ”
41 of 60 | Posted by: Larry Ruffing - Lebanon, NH

“To the Kelly's We are so sad to learn of your loss. We can't imagine how heartbreaking it must be to lose a daughter/sister with such a bright...Read More »
42 of 60 | Posted by: Jan, Bob, Kate, and Kelly Flynn - MA

Wedding 2012 “The world was a better place with you in it. We are so lucky to have known you for just a minute. You will be in our hearts and memories sweet...Read More »
43 of 60 | Posted by: Maureen Kelly Dagle - Melrose, MA

“Dennis and Kathleen, We are deeply saddened by your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. The O'Neill Family ”
44 of 60 | Posted by: Dan and Kathleen O'Neill

“Colleen, Nothing I write here is going to do you justice. You were the most amazing, beautiful, gentle, and kind-hearted person I knew. I hope...Read More »
45 of 60 | Posted by: Caitlin - Sister

“Dennis and family, Kerri and I are so sorry for your loss and will be keeping you in our thought and prayers during this difficult time. Dan...Read More »
46 of 60 | Posted by: Dan Picard - Dracut, MA

“Dennis and Kathleen, our thoughts and prayers are with you, Caitlin & Timothy at this time. The Margossian/McCarthy families. ”
47 of 60 | Posted by: David Margossian - Revere, MA

“Colleen was a lovely girl with a kind heart. She was an angel in life and I express my deepest condolences to her family and friends. She will be...Read More »
48 of 60 | Posted by: Caitlin Carley - Rockland, MA

“Colleen's presence will be greatly missed at Framingham State. She was such a kind girl with a gentle spirit and warm smile. She's resting in...Read More »
49 of 60 | Posted by: Julie - Framingham - friend

“To Kathy, Dennis, Caitlen and Tim my thoughts and prayers are with you as you face the loss of your cherished daughter and sister. My heart breaks...Read More »
50 of 60 | Posted by: Janice Cawley - Peabody, MA

“i remember the first time i met colleen, it was at lunch and i had no one to sit with, and i sat with her and we instantly became friends. She was a...Read More »
51 of 60 | Posted by: Jess - Framingham, MA - Friend

“Colleen, I didn't know you for long but I was so glad the first time I met you we hit it off. It was so easy to tell how genuine and sweet you were...Read More »
52 of 60 | Posted by: Jackson Lavigne - Framingham, MA

“I loved seeing Colleen at meals and we would talk about random stuff in a pretty illogical order. She once made this face that said "really?" and she...Read More »
53 of 60 | Posted by: Morgan Kelsey Asta - Framingham, MA

“Colleen was literally the sweetest and nicest person I've ever met. She always had great things to say about everyone. She was a lovely young lady...Read More »
54 of 60 | Posted by: Will

“My little cousin Col, words cannot express how I am feeling right now. I will miss you everyday of my life and always think of the happy memories we...Read More »
55 of 60 | Posted by: Lauren - cousin

“My sincerest condolences.As a Parent I can only imagine your sorrow and loss. ”
56 of 60 | Posted by: Jack Daly

“My sweet little Colleen, How lucky we all are to have had you in our lives if even for a short time. You were such a gentle soul, a quiet presence...Read More »
57 of 60 | Posted by: Janet O'Hara - godmother/aunt

“I was rembering when you were in Alabama at our reunion and the picture of you with the horses and how much fun they all had together. Your wonderful...Read More »
58 of 60 | Posted by: Cindy Taylor - Phil Campbell, AL

“Words cannot express the sadness we feel for your loss. We extend our deepest sympathy to you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
59 of 60 | Posted by: Roger Peixinho & Family - 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 »
60 of 60 | Posted by: John W. & John H. Gately, Fred Sprague & Steve Bartholomew - MA

Colleen M. Kelly died suddenly in Framingham on December 14, 2012 after being struck by a car. Miss Kelly was born and raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 2009. Colleen was a senior and an English major at Framingham State University where she was studying to be a school teacher. Miss Kelly loved old movies, was an avid reader, she enjoyed Broadway plays, loved cats, the Red Sox and listening to the Beatles. Colleen had a very strong faith, was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Church in Melrose; where she taught CCD for several years. She was a sweetheart and will be sorely missed by all her family and friends. Colleen was the beloved daughter of Dennis & Kathleen (Lynch) Kelly. Loving sister of Caitlin D. Kelly & Timothy F. Kelly both of Melrose. Cherished granddaughter of Philip & Rosia Kelly of Melrose and the late Francis & Margaret Lynch. Caring niece of Kevin & Ann Marie Kelly, Alice & James Houlihan, Maureen & James Dagle, Patricia & William Copson, Janet & John O'Hara, Thomas & Jayne Lynch and Patricia & Michael McDermott. Devoted cousin of Maura McDermott as well as numerous other close cousins and friends. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Wednesday, December 19th at 9:30AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, Herbert St. Melrose at 10:30AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Tuesday from 4:00-8:00PM. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. Memorial contributions may be made to the Melrose Humane Society, P.O. Box 760668, Melrose, MA 02176 or The Heart of Mary Villa 1043 Aurora Blvd. 1108 Quezon City, Manila, Philippines or a charity of your choice.