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: www.brownememorialchapels.com.