Raymond L. Kelley

April 8, 2008

Raymond L. Kelley
U.S. Veteran

US Coast Guard

World War II Veteran

RAYMOND L. KELLEY-in Woburn, Tuesday, April 8th, beloved husband of the late Bernice R. (Bland) Kelley. Devoted father of Mary Ellen Moriaty and her husband Thomas of Lawrence, Patricia K. Bausch and her husband Stephen and Anne K. Cochran and her husband Robert, all of Manchester, NH. Dear brother of the late William, Thomas, Stephen, Robert and David Kelley, Mary Olsen, Barbara Kelley and Anne Stefan. Cherished grandfather of Kelly, Cheryl, Michael, Colleen and Mary Moriaty, Timothy, Matthew and Kevin Bausch, Christopher, Robert and Allison Cochran, Jennifer DeLong and two great grandchildren, Veronica and Natalie. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, April 11th, at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn at 10. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mr. Kelley’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.

OBITUARY:

Raymond L. Kelley, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away quietly on Tuesday, April 8th, at the age of eighty-two. He was the beloved husband of the late Bernice R.(Bland) Kelley, who passed away in 2003.

Born and raised in Readville, Raymond was the youngest of nine children born to the late Stephen and Mary (Maxwell) Kelley. As a young boy he and his brothers earned money caddying at the local golf course. Following high school graduation, he entered the USCG-Merchant Marines where he served during WWII. After completing his military duties he returned home and worked for the Railroad along with his father.

A few years later he met his wife through mutual friends and they were married in 1955. They resided in Cambridge for a couple of years before moving to the West Side of Woburn in 1958 where they made their home and raised their three daughters. As a family they traveled often, visiting New York, Virginia, Canada, Bermuda, Washington DC, where they met young senator, Ted Kennedy. They frequented Popponessett on the Cape. Raymond loved the game of golf since his youth and would play anywhere or anytime he had an opportunity. At home, he loved working on “the estate” tending his vegetable and zinnia gardens. In his leisure, he also enjoyed reading, jigsaw puzzles and crosswords. Like so many of his generation, he was an avid Red Sox fan. Most especially he loved being around people, his family, friends and in later years his grandchildren whom he cherished.

After leaving his position with the Railroad, Raymond was employee by Roadway Express in North Reading where he was a dispatcher for thirty-five years. He was also a longtime member of St. Barbara’s Parish in Woburn where he served as an usher for many years and was a member of the Holy Name Society.

In addition to his wife, Bernice, Raymond was predeceased by his siblings, Wiiliam, Thomas, Stephen, Robert, David and Barbara Kelley, Mary Olsen and Anne Stefan.

He is lovingly survived by his daughters, Mary Ellen Moriaty and her husband Thomas of Lawrence, Patricia K. Bausch and her husband Stephen and Anne K. Cochran and her husband Robert, all of Manchester, NH, his grandchildren, Kelly, Cheryl, Michael, Colleen and Mary Moriaty, Timothy, Matthew and Kevin Bausch, Christopher, Robert and Allison Cochran, Jennifer DeLong and two great grandchildren, Veronica and Natalie. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, April 11th, at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn at 10. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mr. Kelley’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.

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  1. Paul, Nan, Timothy and Colleen Malysza

    Mary Ellen, Patty and Ann,

    I want you to know how very much we loved our Uncle Ramie. I have so many fond memories of summers we spent together and all the love that was shared. He was certainly just like our Papa in many ways, especially his kindness. I always could rely on his open, loving conversations even as time passed. Remember, how much we love all of you and how are lives have been blessed by your fathers presence! Much love,

    Nanny, Paul, Tim and Colleen

  2. Dear Cousins and neices,
    We were saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was Uncle David’s favorite brother!
    We love you all and as always you are in our thoughts and prayers,
    Love,
    Maryanne Aunt Claire
    and the rest of the Gasper Family

  3. Dear Mary Ellen and Family,
    Sorry to hear about your fathers passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Dear Pat, Ann. and MayEllen,

    Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your Dad. He was a wonderful man and we are truly blessed to have known him. Love, Jeanne and Bob

  5. Dear Maryellen and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Kelly. He was a wonderful person and it was a pleasure to know him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Love,
    Reggie and Denise Kwok

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