Patrica F Kelley

August 31, 1937August 2, 2018

Patricia Foster Kelley, daughter of Leona Priest Foster Haskell and Walter J. Foster and stepdaughter of Alexander Haskell passed away on August 2, 2018 in Bradenton Florida. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire, class of 1959, she was a member of Phi Mu Sorority. She taught school at Simonds Free High School in warner where she also served as basketball and cheerleading coach. She also taught at Concord Commercial College for Several Years. She was Special Assistant to Governor Walter Peterson, worked as an Evaluation Specialist for Crime Commission and served as Concord City Welfare Director. She was instrumental in the establishment of Concord’s first Emergency Housing Shelter and was the originator of Project PAX, a Christmas gift giving program which was coordinated with Holiday Food Basket Program. She served as Senator Warren Rudman’s State Director and as Executive Vice President and Vice President of Government Affairs for Retail Merchants Association of New Hampshire. She was a former Trustee and Choir Member of the First Congregational Church in Pembroke. She was the first women to serve as a Director and past President of Concord Boys and Girls Club and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991. She was also a member of the Concord Kiwanis Club. She was a member of Longboat Island Chapel in Longboat Key Florida, a volunteer at the Lords Warehouse and the Longboat Key Library. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Jerome Bruce Kelley, three sons, Michael Kelley and his wife, Jennifer, of Richmond Vermont, J. Brent Kelley and his wife Fukie, of Japan, Bradford Kelley, and his wife, Kathy of Algonquin, Illinois, six grandchildren, Rebecca, Ryan, Patrick, & Jessica Richmond Vermont, Michael of Algonquin, and Tanner of Japan.

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