Frank D. Kelley

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Moretown, VT - Frank Duane "Sonny" Kelley, 86, of Ward Brook Road, Moretown died September 26, 2013, at Rowan Court Nursing Home in Barre.

He was born in Moretown, VT on June 7, 1927, the son of Harold & Hazel (Gabree) Kelley. He attended schools in Moretown and graduated from Montpelier High School.

Following his graduation, Duane served in the U.S. Army Air Force from August 13, 1945, through his discharge on January 12, 1949. He was stationed in Manila, Philippine Islands.

Sonny was a carpenter for many years and worked for his brother's company, Walter Kelley Construction. He also cut and delivered firewood to many people in the central Vermont Area.

He enjoyed working with his Registered White Faced Polled Herefords. He traveled to many county, state fairs and farm shows with them and won many ribbons and awards.

He was married to Pauline Eldred in Montpelier on October 17, 1964. Mrs. Kelley predeceased him on May 5, 1985.

Survivors include his daughter, Bonnie Kelley LaFayette Moses of Montpelier; son, Scott Kelley of Salineville, Ohio; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Patricia Ladue of Moretown and Lorraine Smith of Sparks, NV.

Duane was predeceased by a granddaughter, Kelley Moses; a brother, Walter Kelley and a beloved sister-in-law, Rae Kelley.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1 at Guare & Sons Funeral Home, 30 School Street, Montpelier. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until the hour of the funeral.

Burial with military honors will follow the service at North Branch Cemetery.

Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at and go to Duane's obituary.
Funeral Home
Guare & Sons Funeral Home - Montpelier
30 School Street  Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 223-2751
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Published in Times Argus on Sept. 29, 2013