Daniel V. Kelley

April 4, 2019

Daniel V. Kelley
U.S. Veteran

US Navy

unexpectedly in NY, April 4th. Beloved son of John F. and Marsha J. (Chamberlain) Kelley of Woburn. Loving Companion of Joy Wendt of Raymond, NH. Loving brother of Melissa J. Kisiel, her husband Matthew of Mooresville, NC, Alan E. Kelley, his wife Heather of Foxboro and Mary E. Paulk, her husband Jeff of Mooresville, NC. Dear godson of Donald and Pauline Chamberlain of Woburn. Cherished uncle of Joshua, Kaitlyn, Morgan, Shelby, Shaelyn, Braeden, Ryan, Jonathan and Samantha. Also survived by many loving family and friends. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, April 16th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Monday afternoon 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers and in honor of Daniel, donations may be made to the St. Francis House, 39 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116 and Woburn Council of Social Concern, 2 Merrimac St., Woburn, MA 01801

Daniel V. Kelley – of Woburn, April 4th, died unexpectedly in Niagara Falls, NY at the age of forty-three.

Born in Woburn, Dan was the beloved son of John F. and Marsha J. (Chamberlain) Kelley of Woburn. He was a 1993 graduate of Woburn High School, where he played soccer and participated in school plays. He also was a member of the Civil Air Patrol in Wakefield, which first introduced him to the military. After graduation, Dan enlisted in the US Navy, first being stationed in Jacksonville, Florida, where he served proudly for four years.

After separating from the Navy, Daniel took classes in computer science, where he received the skills to work as a computer tech.

Dan was a free spirit, with a love for nature, all animals and people. He was a generous soul who would help any person or animal in need, especially by giving them something to eat. He also loved spending time hiking with his dogs, Sweet Pea and Rosie.

Along with his parents, John and Marsha, Dan was the loving companion of Joy Wednt of Raymond, NH. Brother of Melissa J. Kisiel, her husband Matthew of Mooresville, NC, Alan E. Kelley, his wife Heather of Foxboro, MA and Mary E. Paulk, her husband Jeff of Mooresville, NC. God Son of Donald and Pauline Chamberlain of Woburn. Loving uncle to Joshua, Kaitlyn, Morgan and Shelby Kisiel, Shaelyn, Braeden and Ryan Kelley, and Jonathan and Samantha Paulk.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, April 16th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Monday afternoon 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers and in honor of Daniel, donations may be made to the St. Francis House, 39 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116 and Woburn Council of Social Concern, 2 Merrimac St., Woburn, MA 01801

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, April 16th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Monday afternoon 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers and in honor of Daniel, donations may be made to the St. Francis House, 39 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116 and Woburn Council of Social Concern, 2 Merrimac St., Woburn, MA 01801

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  1. Mike Tramonte

    My condolences to the entire Kelly family. I have great memories of playing soccer with Dan as a youth, sacking groceries together at DeMoulas Market Basket and hanging out in his backyard after school with Alan, Mary, Mike Griffiths, etc. Most of all, I will remember his constantly smiling face, good nature and especially his infectious laugh. Got me every time. RIP my friend. See you on the flip side.

  2. Mike Griffiths

    Kelley family & friends,
    I’m sorry for your loss. Although it’s been about 20 years since I saw or spoke to Dann, I will always value his friendship and the memories we created on the many adventures we pursued. Our paths after high school led us in different directions, but there was always hope they’d cross again on this earth. May he rest in peace.

    Mike

  3. Jimmy Rodriguez

    Alan I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are for you and your family during this difficult time.

    Jim Rodriguez

  4. We met at Civil Air Patrol, but our true connection began the night I called you ‘for some casual conversation.’My heart is breaking now that I must say goodbye, but my heart will always be full of wonderful memories together. We had love, mischief, and so much fun! I’ll always remember your laugh, sharp wit, and that twinkle in your eyes that meant an adventure was about to begin. Thank you for embracing me into your life, making me part of your family, and helping to shape me in my life. My world is brighter because of you, and I’m going to miss sharing it together. Until we meet again, Daniel Vincent Kelley… Love you. Xoxo

  5. Madelyn Santiago

    My most sincere condolences to your family, Dan thank you for being a part of our WHS Class of 93!

    Sincerely,
    Madelyn Santiago

  6. Daniel was a very sweet and loving boyfriend to me. He and I were also best friends and buddies. I always felt like we were two kids going on adventures together when we would walk down the road by Lake Willoughby or have a picnic under the stars. Whenever we were together we became like two children excited about life, sharing stories and ideas with one another. Whenever we had a project to do, we worked very well together. Dan was a very thoughtful compassionate person. Many times neighbors turned to the both of us as a couple for help and advice. Dan was also very generous. If anyone had a need, he gave out of his lack to provide for a neighbor in need. When we lived in Vermont together, everyone who saw us interacting would always say, “You two are so cute together.” I wish we were still together now. But I know he is in a better place in God’s hands and full of joy in His presence. I know that someday I will see Daniel again for eternity. I can wait this short time on this dark earth to be reunited with him forever and ever in paradise.

  7. Peter Cammarata

    My deepest condolences and prayers to you and the Kelley family. We had some good times and some crazy times in Ft Lauderdale. Dan was a free spirit and had a good heart. He had a great laugh that I will remember. We all have our demons and deal with them in different ways. The demons don’t define a person. The people who love us do! God Speed Dan.

  8. Daniel, Danny, “Dann”:

    My brother, and my best friend during our adolescent years.
    The fiercest rival I have ever known, and the most dependable ally.
    He lived his life with the utmost passion.
    We shared a bedroom, played on the same soccer teams, worked at the same grocery store, drove to school together, had the same circles of friends, and we shared our dreams with each other.
    On our own we both may have felt quite capable, but when together we felt invincible.
    In our victories, and in our defeat, we stood tall together.
    My biggest supporter, my number one fan, and my harshest critic; It’s when you truly love someone that you can be brutally honest with each other.
    Sometimes Dann was a bit harsh with those he loved. But, make no mistake, he did love you.

    Dann, I am blessed that you were a part of my life, your influence and impression on me is everlasting.
    Our brotherly love endures despite your departure from this mortal boundary.
    Our hearts will keep your memory sacred and secure until we embrace again on another shore.

    Your Loving Brother, -Big Al

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