Margaret M. "Peggy" (Feeney) Kelley
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  • American Diabetes Association
    10 Speen St.
    Framingham, MA 01701

Pause Days Gone By by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
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“Janet, Jane recently notified me about your Mom's passing. What a beautiful lady! I feel honored that I was able to know her. I am sure that you...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Lynne DiPaolo - FL

“Dear Eileen and Janet and Families. I pray you will all find peace in knowing your Mom is resting pain free. Your father would be so happy and...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Paulette geoffroy - Dracut, MA

“We are all missing you Peggy. Your kindness, smile and spirit will live on here at Shelburne Bay. Rest in peace Peggy. Xoxo ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Tasha Silva, Lpn - Colchester , VT

“Janet, So very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. It's been soooo long since we have seen each other, I hope all the wonderful memories you have...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Laughton (Dorman) - Peabody, MA

“Dear Janet, I've been thinking of you so often since I heard the news of your mom's passing. I didn't know your mom well, but I do know how much...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Dottie Wilson - Jericho, VT

Walter, Suzanne, Stephanie, and Jennifer at Noelle's wedding. “I will miss your big smile. We all love you. You are home and at peace, until we see you again. Love, Sue ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Suzanne Michaud - Haverhill, MA

“Dear Janet, We are deeply saddened to learn of your Mother's passing. You were a loving daughter and we admired your steadfast devotion to her....Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara Thomke & bob Mulcahy - VT

“I am honor to have know such a lovely and beautiful person. Always with a smile for me and wanting to know how my family was. I am also glad that...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Jean Davis - Williston, VT

“My sincere condolences for your family. I had the pleasure of spending time with Peggy in VT with Janet. She was such a kind soul and very much...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy Banks - Denver, CO

“Janet my thoughts are with you and your family during this sad time. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy Mosher Mulcahy - Natick, MA

“Janet, Bobby and Eileen I am so sorry for the loss of your mom, she was a very special lady who I will remember always. I had many cups of tea with...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Laura Ploof - MA

“Janet, Bobby, Eileen, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers during this difficult time. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Lorayne Lord Chapman - Stonehenge, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: John W., John H. Gately, Fred Sprague & Steve Bartholomew - MA


Margaret M. (Feeney) Kelley passed away at the Burlington Health & Rehab Center in Burlington, on January 17, 2013 at the age of 88. She was born in Portland, Maine, was raised in Maine and came to Massachusetts at the age of 32. Margaret lived in Malden for 4 years, Melrose for over 45 years and the past 3 years at the Lodges at Shelburne Bay in Shelburne, VT, near her daughter Janet. Mrs. Kelley worked as an operator then as a supervisor at New England Telephone Company for 42 years, was a member of the IEBW telephone workers union and a member of the New England Telephone Pioneers. She was also a member of the Daughters of Esabelle Club in Portland Maine. Mrs. Kelley enjoyed walking and bowling, was a longtime member of St. Mary's Church in Melrose and cherished the times spent with her grandchildren. Margaret was the beloved wife of 50 years to the late William W. Kelley. Loving mother of Janet A. Boyden & her late husband Michael of VT., Robert W. Kelley & his wife Linda of FL and Eileen M. Paquin & her husband William of Dracut. Devoted grandmother of Michael W., Stephen J. & Kelley B. Boyden, William R. Paquin, Michael Kelley as well as Frankie, Michael & Cheri. Great Grandmother of Evelyn Boyden. Also survived by several nieces. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Tuesday morning from 8:30-10:30AM. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, Herbert St. Melrose at 11AM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. Memorial Contributions in Margaret's memory may be made to The American Diabetes Assoc., 10 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701.