Joan Phyllis Kelley

June 8, 1932July 7, 2018

Phyllis Kelley

Mrs. Joan Phyllis (Cronin) Kelley, of Peabody, Massachusetts, born on June 8, 1932 in Salem, Massachusetts, to the late John F. and Agnes P. Cronin, passed away at age 86 on July 7, 2018 in Fort Myers, Florida. Phyllis was the loving wife of the late Robert A. Kelley Sr.. She is survived by her sons, Robert Kelley Jr. and Kevin Kelley (Becky); daughters, Kathleen Badger (Dana), Maureen Corwin (Matt), and Eileen Kelley (Joe Fenton); and sister, Pearl Carney. Phyllis was a loving grandmother to 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She was a member of Saint Columbkille Catholic Church and was very involved in Lexington Country Club. Those who wish may donate in Phyllis' name to Hope Hospice - Fort Myers. Friends and family can pay their respects at the visitation, officiated by Father Lorenzo, on Thursday, July 12 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hodges Kiser Funeral Home, 9231 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, Florida, 33919. The Funeral Mass will take place at Saint Columbkille Catholic Church on Friday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m. and the burial will take place immediately afterwards at Hodges Lee Memorial Park in Fort Myers, Florida.


  • Visitation Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 13, 2018

Joan Phyllis Kelley

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Joe Grenier

July 17, 2018

Dear Kelley Cousins, Soooo so sorry to learn of the passing of your Mom. It was wonderful to watch your support for her over the years, you should all be very proud. I just want to share one of my first memories of your Mom and Dad. The family had gathered at Coolidge Avenue, at our grandmother's house. They drove up to the house and I opened the door for your Mom. She was so pretty and of course, well dressed. With a big smile she remarked at what a gentleman I was for getting her door. This was my first memory of being recognized for doing a grown up thing. (funny what sticks in your mind).
I can't say I ever got to know her very well, living so far away, but I was always fond of her and looked up to the relationship she and your Dad had. They we good role models for the rest of us and that was important to me growing up.
I know you must morn her loss but I hope you can turn to celebrating her life soon.

With love and great sympathy ,
Joe Grenier

Helen Scevola

July 11, 2018

We will all miss Phyllis at Lexington. Having fun playing cards, enjoying the beach and pool at the Tiki. On Monday Night Music Phyllis got out there and showed us she new all the dance steps. She was beautiful inside and out. RIP till we meet again.💐

Christine Bonkoski

July 10, 2018

I’m going to miss my traveling buddy so much!
We had such a great time not only on the ocean cruises but the monthly cruises too!!!
Many memories and fun times were made!

You have taught me how to live life everyday.... never letting anything get you down! Always willing to go shopping or to go help someone else!
Carson , my grandson, also has lost such a fun friend. Whenever we were at the pool, Phyllis was always there playing with him!!!

I could probably write a book, but I’m going to stop now because my tears are getting in the way!
You’re loved and you’ll really be missed

Joan Benedetto

July 10, 2018

Our Phyllis. These best of friends always. Can’t believe she is not here. Love her forever. Over the moon and back. Dom’s protector and dancing partner. Rest In Peace our phyilly. So loved by everyone. The matriarch of the island club

Dolores Marefka

July 10, 2018

I will miss my dear friend for so many years. We met when John & Bob worked for BFGoodrich. Bob & Phyllis laughed when I had twin boys,but you know what happened next. My fondest memories are from DuBois and Akron, and believe me there were lots of laughs. I watched you five grow up with a very loving father & mother. I wish the best for all of you, and try to stay close even though you are all scattered.
Love to all of you, Dolores

Nancy and Tony Cavallaro

July 10, 2018

It was our pleasure knowing Phyllis. She was such a joy at any gathering and an inspiration of how life should be lived. What dignity and strength she showed. We will all truly miss her at Lexington. May Philly Rest in sweet peace. Sending much strength and love to her beautiful family to help get you through this difficult time.