OBITUARY

Elizabeth Jane Kelley

May 29, 1953September 9, 2021
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Elizabeth J. (Betty) Kelley (BFD) of Bourne, MA, formerly of Brockton passed away on September 9, 2021 at the age of 68 after a long battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of the late Lawrence M. Kelley (BFD), loving mother of Christopher Kelley and his wife Laura, and proud grandmother of Truman L. Kelley of Duxbury.

As the first female member of the Brockton Fire Department, Betty dedicated years of service from 1984-2005. She worked tirelessly for the safety and security of all its residents. Prior to joining the department, Betty was a lab technician at the former Cardinal Cushing Hospital in Brockton. For many years Betty was an active member of the Brockton Garden Club and also spent many enjoyable times with her sewing friends.

Betty is survived by her mother Dolores McNamee of Westport and siblings Dolores Ostrega of Ossipee, NH, Katie Leary of Tampa, FL, Margaret Querze of Bedford, Anne Marie Gallone of Westport, Josephine Spagna of Westport, And Henry Clark of Nashua, NH. She also leaves behind many dear cousins, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law Gail Bisio and Nancy Fogg, and longtime friends.

Betty was predeceased by her father, Henry F. McNamee of Weymouth.

All are welcome to memorial calling hours Tuesday September 14, 2021 from 5 to 8 pm at Nickerson Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Blvd S, Buzzards Bay, MA. A funeral mass will take place at St. John the Evangelist Church, 841 Shore Rd Pocasset, MA on Wednesday September 15, 2021 at 10 am.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 14, 2021

  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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Nan Cook

September 18, 2021

I share in your loss of your loved one. We do have all the wonderful memories of good times together.
Betty’s strength throughout her illness gave her an outlook on life that we can only guess at - she knew the end would come eventually and she lived knowing that. She savored all the good
times!
May we believe she is in Heaven - enjoying the next stage in life -
after shedding a body no longer useful.
I enjoyed her company as a next door neighbor & friend. May we
meet again one day, somewhere in Heaven.
God Bless,
Nan Cook

Julie Mulvey

September 14, 2021

Betty was a wonderful friend, a kind person and loved her family very much. We will miss you and we will think of you often while we are sewing and cross stitching. Also when we go to Westport for ice cream.

Richard Francis

September 13, 2021

Betty was the nicest person. I had many conversations with her over the years while working at Station 1. She was extremely knowledgeable and always gave her best!
Rest in peace Betty.

Mike DeGrace

September 12, 2021

To the Kelley family my deepest sympathy for the loss of Betty. I was on the BFD and got to know Betty very well over the years while I worked at station one. She was a lovely lady and a great friend. Rest In Peace Betty Bob. (That’s what I used to call her) God bless

Anne Marie Gallone

September 12, 2021

My Dearest Sister Betty,

We have so much to be thankful for just having had you as our sister. Born with beautiful blonde curls, big blue eyes and an hour glass figure. Your inner beauty shined through with your even keeled, witty, playful personality. Always trying to stay out of trouble with us five sisters and brother.

Only 18 when you married the love of your life, Larry. He loves you for eternity. You always stuck by each other’s side.

Betty, you maintained strength through years of cancer treatments, being loved and cared for by all who knew you and those you loved.

Blessed with a son, Christopher, whom you always put ahead of your own needs. Your wonderful son brings you much pride and joy, including your grandson, Truman. Betty, you SO enjoyed experiencing life again through his eyes.

The true joy of life is being loved. Betty, we all love you forever. ❤️

Darlene Silverman

September 11, 2021

My dear sweet friend,

My heart is breaking that you are gone, but I am so happy that you are where you have been longing to be; in the arms of Jesus. No more counting "One day closer to the Kingdom", you are there!

You have been an inspiration to everyone you met. I am a better person for having been your friend.

When I see a red winged black bird I will remember you and smile.

Kathleen Silva

September 11, 2021

Betty May you Rest In Peace. I remember meeting you at a retreat where your smile and calm demeanor was an inspiration to me. Always smiling and such a soothing voice. Your presence will be missed. Prayers for comfort to your family.
Kathleen

Darlene Silverman

September 11, 2021

Paul Cosgrove

September 11, 2021

Betty was my neighbor as well as a coworker. She was such a kind and wonderful person. RIP. My deepest condolences to Chris and the family.
Paul Cosgrove

Diane Flint

September 10, 2021

Miss Betty
Thank you for all the beautiful memories. I’ll miss our get togethers and your beautiful smile. You are missed by so many.
Love Diane

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