Robert C. Bob Kelley of West Yarmouth passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 22, at home surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Ann (Brady) Kelley of West Yarmouth and his first wife the late Margaret (Yuskaitis) Kelley. Robert, born in Brockton, Feb. 26, 1924, was the son of the late Margaret (Calnan) Kelley and Fred F. Kelley. He graduated from Brockton High School in 1942 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943. He served in the Central and Western Pacific as an Aviation Radioman Gunner. Upon his honorable discharge from the Navy, Robert joined New England Tel & Tel. After a distinguished career Bob retired in 1983. Robert was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church, Hyannis. Robert is survived by his brother, Fred Kelley of Canton; his four daughters, Patricia Warren and her husband Anthony of Franklin, Jean Kelley-Joyce of Berlin, Dr. Eileen F. Kelley and her husband Edgar Sabogal of Amherst and Barbara Kwiatkowski and her husband Ron of Redding, C onn.; his stepson, Albert Baroncelli and his wife Liz of Middleboro; grandfather of Lydia, Evan, Robert, Ronnie, Katie, and James. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, good friends and neighbors. Visitation was held Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, from 4-7 p.m. at Morris, OConnor & Blute Funeral Home, 58 Long Pond Drive, South Yarmouth. A funeral Mass was held Saturday, Dec. 28, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, South Street, Hyannis. Interment followed at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Centerville. Donations in his memory may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814, or VNA of Cape Cod Hospice, 434 Rte. 134, Suite D-3, South Dennis, MA 02660. Notes of comfort and sympathy may be sent to the family at www.MorrisOConnorBlute. com.
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Published in The Barnstable Register from Dec. 24 to Dec. 31, 2013