Rev. Edward T. Kelley

Mckenna-Ouellette Funeral Home
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BORN: September 22, 1942

DIED: August 10, 2011

RESIDENCE: North Reading, MA

No. Reading - Rev. Edward T. Kelley, a resident of North Reading, died Wednesday August 10, 2011 at a local healthcare facility following a period of declining health. He was 68.

Born in Lowell on September 22, 1942, Rev. Kelley was a son of the late Edward L.V. and Helen M. (Nerney) Kelley.

He grew up in the Centralville section of Lowell, attended Lowell schools and St. Michael Church.

Rev. Kelley was a 1963 graduate of Boston College with a Liberal Arts degree. He then entered St. John's Seminary in Brighton and was ordained a Catholic Priest in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on May 29, 1968 by Richard Cardinal Cushing.

Rev. Kelley served as a priest throughout the Archdiocese of Boston until ill health forced his retirement on December 1, 2001.

Survivors include a brother and sister in law, Stephen L. and Elizabeth M. (Pendleton) Kelley of Billerica; a nephew James Kelley and his wife Kelly of Phoenix, AZ; a niece Meg Kelley of Billerica; also numerous cousins. He was also the brother of the late 1st Lt. Richard J. Kelley USMC, who died in the Vietnam War.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to:

Merrimack Valley Hospice

360 Merrimack Street, Bldg. 9

Lawrence, MA 01843

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