Paul Kelley

Paul Edward Kelley

Monday, April 20th, 1936 - Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
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It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of our
beloved husband and father Paul E. Kelley on Wednesday May 1, 2019. Paul was born in Worcester, MA on April 20, 1936 to Raymond and Ellen (Friend) Kelley. He attended Commerce High School in Worcester, MA and graduated from Massachusetts College of Art in
Boston with a major in Art Education. He furthered his education by earning a Masters
degree from Central Connecticut State University and a Post Masters Certificate of
Advanced Studies from Westfield State University. After two years of teaching in Massachusetts he relocated to Enfield, Connecticut with his family and taught Art
Education in the Enfield Public Schools for 32 years. He served in the US Air National
Guard for six years. Paul lived a life filled with many passions including reading and
collecting books, art, photography, literature, gardening, travel, hiking, and
Paul loved his family and is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ida Mae
(Verdini) and their daughters Leah Hebert and her husband Daniel of Amherst, MA and
Elise Henry and her husband Joel of Glastonbury, CT. He was a loving grandfather and
shared his love of learning and books with his five grandchildren, Dylan and Shannon
Hebert, and Grant, Blake, and Bryce Henry. He is also survived by his sister Thomasine
(Kelley) Collings of Charlotte, NC and was predeceased by his brother Raymond H.
Kelley Jr. of Shrewsbury, MA. The family would like to extend sincere thanks to the nurses and aides from Hartford Health Care at Home for their support & care thru this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Assoc. Founders Affiliate P.O. Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005.
Calling hours will be held at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapel, Enfield, CT on
Saturday, May 4 from 10:30 am to 1 pm with services to follow at 1 pm. Burial will be
at the convenience of the family. To leave an online condolence message, or more info visit:
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 4th, 2019 | 10:30am - 1:00pm
    Saturday, May 4th, 2019 10:30am - 1:00pm
    Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels
    43 Shaker Road
    ENFIELD, CT 06082
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  • Service

    Saturday, May 4th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, May 4th, 2019 1:00pm
    Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels
    43 Shaker Road
    ENFIELD, CT 06082
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
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George Cullen

Posted at 06:07pm
Paul was a very kind, gentle and sweet man. Always a gentleman and a pleasure to be with. He will be greatly missed by all his friends at the JCC Fitness Center. My condolences to his family and may God bless him.
Sincerely, George M Cullen

Eugene Sullivan

Posted at 11:20am
Carol and I have many memories of time spent with Paul and Ida Mae. Many going back to High School years. Paul was always a good friend with a great sense of humor. We will miss him and wish and pray for the family during this difficult time. Gene and Carol Sullivan.

Bob & Mary( Mae) Hunter

Posted at 10:34am
Mae and I have the best memories of Paul and Ida Mae that one could have. Fun Times so long ago. It’s natural, but a shame nonetheless, that time and distance can keep friends like Paul far away and one has to wait for those few occasions when renewed friendships can be celebrated.
We will celebrate Paul’s life starting today at a First Friday Mass.

Richard M. Fahey

Posted at 08:38am
Condolences to the Kelley Family. I had the honor of working with Paul Kelley as a young visual arts educator. Paul’s willingness to share information and collaborate with all who crossed his path made him a great mentor. He was an amazing creative teacher and colleague. May he Rest In Peace.
Richard M. Fahey
West Hollywood CA


Posted at 07:36am
My condolences to the family for their loss. May pleasant memories of Paul and God of all comfort wipe away the tears during this difficult time. Isaiah 25 :8,9

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