Maureen Elizabeth Kelley Belden

August 15, 1962July 4, 2014

Maureen Elizabeth Kelley Belden, 51, of Ann Arbor, Nurse Practitioner and former Clinical Instructor of Nursing, died gracefully on July 4, 2014, after a long illness, surrounded by her family. Born August 15, 1962, Maureen attended Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard High School, Marquette University, and the University of Michigan.

She is survived by her husband Patrick Belden, children Hugh Patrick, Henry Morgan, Eileen Kelley, and Jack Raymond, sister Jane Kelley Rodeheffer (Richard), brothers Mark Kelley (Michelle), Brian Kelley (Lisa), Paul Kelley Jr. (Richard Smith), sister Peg Kelley, and twentyone nieces and nephews.

Maureen was preceded in death by her parents Mary Margaret and Paul A. Kelley, M.D.

A loving wife and mother, Maureen dedicated her life to raising her beautiful family, caring for patients as a nurse, and instructing students at the University of Michigan School of Nursing.

Visitation Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Muehlig Funeral Chapel, 403 S. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, Michigan from 4;00 to 7:00 p.m., remembrances 7;00-8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at St. Mary Student Parish, 331 Thompson St., Ann Arbor, Michigan at 11 a.m. with visitation from 10:00 until time of Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance,


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 8, 2014
  • Remembrances Tuesday, July 8, 2014
  • Visitation Wednesday, July 9, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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Linda Strodtman

June 30, 2015

As the year anniversary of Maureen's death approaches, I remember her with awe and the inspiration she gave all of us, especially those of us in the health care professions. I hope all of the Kelley and Belden families are finding peace in the joyous memories of life you had with her. I miss her too and think of her often. Linda Strodtman (faculty colleague at UM School of Nursing).

Marty Betts

July 23, 2014

Oh Belden family, I am so, so very sorry. I just received this sad news. Please know that Maureen will always be there as a part of you, and will live on in you and in your children, and your children's children.
A quote from Leo Buscaglia:
"I know for certain that we never truly lose the people we love when they leave. They continue to participate in every act, thought, and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find some comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love."
Sending all my support and love,

Barbara Klaver

July 22, 2014

Your wife's and Mom's heart shone so brightly through her face. Her laughter was contagious. As a newer member of the Winter Women's Weekend Group, I heard many loving stories about Mo's family, and know her spirit is still with us. Still, the world lost a great light in the loss of Maureen.

July 22, 2014

Pat, Hugh, Henry, Eileen and Jack - We just learned of Maureen's passing and are overcome with sadness. We cannot imagine your loss. Mo was such a positive person and that spirit will never leave your home or your family. You have each other and your friends and family to hold you up through this time. She will never be forgotten. God bless her soul and all of you. With Love, Greg and Liz Graziano

Danielle Moreau

July 11, 2014

Dear Pat, Hugh, Henry, Eileen & Jack,
My deepest and sincere condolence for the loss of your beloved Maureen. I too loved her as a friend. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God bless your family always.
Warmest regards, Danielle

Nick Valentino

July 10, 2014

Dear Kelley and Belden families, our hearts are broken for your loss, and ours. Maureen was such a source of happiness and strength for us. We feel so lucky to have known her so well. We will honor her memory by continuing her work to make the world a better place through love, nurturing, hard work, and laughter. Love to you always, Nick, Bebe, Dom, Toby, and Stella

July 10, 2014

My heart goes out to the extended Kelley family. Maureen's loving soul and beautiful smile will never be forgotten.

Terry Conlin

Robby Treves-Kenny

July 10, 2014

To the Belden/ Kelley Clan… 7-9-14
Maureen touched our lives on this day and in our past,
her nurturing sensibilities charmed our hearts.

Often she would reveal a few of life's special lessons,
among them, love, friendship, compassion and giving to others.
Moe's presence was felt during the service, her infused sunshine smile
connected us to her life…

Thank you,
Robby DeBoer Kenny

Kathy Fitzgerald - Rowland

July 9, 2014

Dear Kelley and Belden Families
My thoughts and prayers to all of you - it's heartbreaking to say the least. I knew Mo at Marquette and she was one of the kindest and most genuine people at MU. And quite the softball player too! Rest in peace.

Matthew Adams

July 9, 2014

Pat and Peg and the family,
Our family's heart goes out to you. We're praying that you find strength and comfort.