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Margaret (Butler) Kelley

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Margaret (Butler) Kelley, 84, of Bachand Avenue, Williamstown, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004 at the Arleigh Burke Pavilion in McLean, Va.

She was born in Bennington, Vt. on June 5, 1920, a daughter of the late William and Johanna (Dawson) Butler. She graduated from Bennington High School in 1938.

She was employed for several years at the former England Brothers Department Store.

She was involved in several community activities. She was a longtime communicant of St. Patrick and Raphael Parish in Williamstown, Mass., where she was a member of the St. Patrick’s Ladies Guild. She was active in the Williamstown Women’s Exchange and was a member of the Williamstown Garden Club.

She and her husband John Michael Kelley, who passed away on Nov. 21, 2002, were married April 26, 1942 at St. Francis de Sales Church in Bennington. They were residents of Williamstown for 57 years.

Survivors include: one daughter, Kathleen Kelley Fallon of Colleyville, Texas; two sons, Michael Timothy Kelley of McLean, Va. and Joseph Butler Kelley of Vienna, Va.; and three grandchildren, Matthew James Fallon, Michael Johnson Kelley and Malyia Avison Kelley.

She was predeceased by two granddaughters, Johanna Dawson Fallon and Mary Kathleen Kelley; five brothers, William, James, Arthur, John and Michael Butler; and one sister, Alice Butler Leete.

A liturgy of Christian burial for Margaret (Butler) Kelley will be celebrated Friday morning at 10:30 at St. Patrick’s Church, Williamstown. Burial will follow in the family plot in Westlawn Cemetery, Williamstown. Calling hours at the Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home West Chapels, 521 West Main St., North Adams. are Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. Memorial donations are suggested for the Navy Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation Office through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 14, 2004
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