MANCHESTER - Robert Edward Kelley, 79, of Manchester died Aug. 9, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.Born in Manchester on Dec. 19, 1934, he was the son of Francis and Regina (Mailloux) Kelley. He was educated in the local school system and served in the US Army National Guard.Prior to retirement, he had been a route salesman for Kelley Refreshment Services for many years.Robert loved to travel and recently had enjoyed coin collecting. He was a dedicated New England sports fan and cherished being a family man. Above all else, he will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who will be missed by all who knew him.His family would like to thank the staff at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack for their wonderful care during the final stages of his life and for preparation into his final journey.He was predeceased by two brothers Edward and Francis Kelley and one sister Doris Scott.Family members include his wife of 60 years, Jeannine F. (Chapdelaine) Kelley of Manchester; his children, Ronald and Sheila Kelley of Manchester, Diane and Jack McLaughlin of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Jayne Kelley of California, Raymond and Valerie Kelley of Tamworth; grandchildren, Brandie, Robert, Harley, Eric, Sharon, and Patrick; great-grandchildren, Kayla, Ethan, Sadie, and Morgan..
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services: A calling hour at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North Street, will be Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church at 11 a.m. Committal prayers will follow in the mausoleum at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.Donations may be made in his memory to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054.Go to www.lambertfuneralhome.com.
Lambert Funeral Home
1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104
Published in Union Leader on Aug. 12, 2014