Timothy J. Kelly, 65, of Mashpee, formerly of Bolton & Lancaster, died Monday, April 29, 2013 at Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Ruth Ann (Allard) Kelly; his son, Derek J. Kelly of Lancaster; two granddaughters, Alexis Lanciani of Sterling & Madison Kelly of Lancaster; two sisters, Muriel Derby of Boylston & Agnes Derby of Webster; several nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Timothy was born in Jacquet River, New Brunswick, Canada to the late Nelson & Margaret (Arsenault) Kelly. Upon settling with his family in Bolton, Tim attended local schools and graduated from the Nashoba Regional High School Class of 1966. He enlisted to proudly serve our nation in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Upon his return home, Tim worked to establish his own business, Hudson Explosives, which he successfully owned and operated for more than 20 years. In addition, he developed several residential and commercial properties throughout the Bolton and communities and was an accomplished woodworker. Tim was a skilled mechanic who took pleasure in numerous classic car and motorcycle restoration projects. He enjoyed extensive travel and most cherished time spent in the company of his family and friends. A graveside service will be held at 11AM on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Eastwood Cemetery, Old Common Rd., Lancaster. Calling hours will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013 from 6 until 8PM in the Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, 176 Water St., Clinton. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Tim Kelly to VNA Care Network & Hospice, c/o Rose Monahan Hospice Home-10 Judith Rd., Worcester, MA 01602. Online condolences may be placed at www.philbin comeaufh.com.
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176 Water St Clinton, MA 01510
Published in MetroWest Daily News on May 2, 2013