Mr. Gerald J. Kelley Sr.

July 28, 1935August 22, 2014

AUBURN: Gerald J. Kelley, Sr., 79, of Lewiston died August 22, 2014. He was born on July 28,1935 in Melrose, MA. a son of the late Thomas and Anna (Coughlin) Kelley. He grew up in the Melrose area and attended local schools there. He was a graduate of Melrose High school, class of 1953 and attended college at Wentworth Inst. and Boston University. He served in the army reserve for 6 six years, honorably discharged as a spec4. He married his childhood sweetheart Marilyn (Beauregard) on May 10,1958 and together they raised 6 children. He worked for Transitron in Melrose Ma as a machinist/tool & die maker and owned and operated his own bicycle shop before moving to Maine to work for Philips Element. He retired from White Rock Distilleries. He was a PGK of Melrose Knights of Columbus #128 and a member of The ELKs club in Lewiston Maine #371 He is survived by his children; Elizabeth and her husband Christopher Miller of Hartford ME, Gerald J. Jr. and his wife Tina of Nashua N.H., Laureen and her husband Paul Schlesinger of Sandown, N.H, Timothy J. of Manchester, N.H. Peter M of Lewiston, ME, Brian S. and his wife Luiza of Camarillo, CA. as well as four grandchildren Nicholas, Timothy J (TJ), David and Thomas. Besides his children he leaves his sisters Pattie of Arlington Ma, Ginny and her husband Tom of Melrose Ma, Kathleen of Wakefield Ma, brothers Dr. Thomas and his wife Dr. Irene of Canton, Kevin and his wife Kathy of Groveland, Ma. & many friends of which there are too many to mention. He is predeceased by His wife Marilyn of 50 years who died in 2008, brothers Charlie, Larry and a sister Eileen. As he slipped from life he told his children, “I’ll leave the light on for you”. Special thanks to the staff at CMMC in the numerous units he visited along way, & St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion for his therapy, Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice for his care in the end that made him comfortable, & where Dad was surrounded by his children & grandson Nicholas who traveled from Alaska to be with him. You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories of Gerald through his guestbook at

Visitation will be held on Tuesday August 26 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the funeral home in Lewiston. A Liturgy of the Word service will take place on Wednesday August 27 at 11am also at the funeral home followed by a committal service at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Lewiston. Per the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a charitable contribution in Gerald’s memory to: Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice 15 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 70 Horton St. Lewiston, 784-4584.


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 26, 2014
  • Visitation Tuesday, August 26, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Mr. Gerald J. Kelley Sr.

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jerry jr

September 18, 2015

love you dad

Betsy Miller

September 23, 2014

Dad it's been a month & I miss you so much. I love you & hope that you & Mom are happy now that you are together again. I will see you again someday. Say Hi to everyone till we meet again. I am trying to be ok for you but miss you so much.


September 6, 2014

dad ...we all will one day be together again but god willing not for a while love always and take mom for a another dance
love jerry jr

Robert Greene

September 5, 2014

I'm so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing.
So many fond memories!
I'll always remember his wit and humor.
Last but not least, he was an extremely positive influence in my life.

Diane & Steve Indorato

August 28, 2014

So sorry to hear of your loss. It is such a difficult time. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

August 27, 2014

I was so sad to hear about Uncle Jerry''s passing. He was the sweetest man, always with a smile on his face. He will be missed by the family at the family gatherings, always so helpful and kind.
Love, Donna and Bethany

jyotsna kanjia

August 27, 2014

I'm sorry for your loss.You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jose Diaz

August 26, 2014

I am deeply saddened by your loss, my heart go out to you and your loved ones.

Dorothy Gallagher

August 26, 2014

To Laureen and her family
I am very sorry to hear about your dad. My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you during this difficult time.
Dorothy Gallagher

Kim McLaughlin

August 26, 2014

I have fond memories of Uncle Gerry and always enjoyed seeing him at Kelley family gatherings. He was such a kind and caring person and was always smiling. Thinking of you all and keeping you in our prayers.