John P. Kelley

September 6, 1936March 9, 2021

LEWISTON- John Kelley 84 was carried to heaven by angels on March 9,2021. He was born September6,1936 at Fort Fairfield ME, the son of Linwood W. and Ellen ( Tower) Kelley.

He Graduated from Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield Maine in 1955.

He served his country in the Air Force from 1957 to 1962. On May 18,1963 he married Claire Arsenault of Mexico Maine at St. Theresa’s Church. He retired from Newpage Paper mill in Rumford Maine in 2008.

His enjoyments were reading, biking, working with his children and most of all spending time with his wife Claire. HE also enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Claire of Mexico Maine; two sons and their wives, Scott and Denise Kelley of Windham and Michael and Jill Kelley of Falmouth; along with two sisters Doreen Kelley of Warrenton, Va. and Maureen Russell of Manasas, Va. He also leaves five grandchildren, Eric, Brian and Adam Kelley of Windham, and Joseph and Elizabeth Cyr of Falmouth.

He was predeceased by his parents; sister Teresa Pettingill and brother William Kelley.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Travis Mills Foundation in memory of John 747 Western Ave Manchester ME 04351.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Thibault Remembrance Center 250 Penobscot St. Rumford Maine.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Debbie DeRoche

March 15, 2021

I am soooooo sorry to hear this! He was such a nice, kind man.. thoughts and prayers to Claire and the family..

Peter & Maria Quatrano

March 13, 2021

Our sincere condolences to your family-may he Rest In Peace 🙏🏻 Rinaldo

March 11, 2021

Claire and Boys, I was so sorry to hear of John's passing. My sincere condolences.
Pat Rinaldo

Lisa Arsenault

March 10, 2021

I want to offer my Condolences to Claire, Mike Scott and Family. Anyone that knows John knows what a great man he was, Always willing to help out and a Memory I hold dear He never forgot me when he picked Fiddle heads, and I can picture his Smile. ❤ RIP John🙏😢