Melinda Sue Kelly

July 30, 1962February 9, 2013

Melinda "Lindy" Kelly 7/30/62 - 2/9/13 Lindy (Hardegree) Kelly, of Forestdale, MA, passed away due to a cardiac event on February 9th. At the time of her crossing over she was married to James Kelly, of Forestdale, MA, and worked in the Operating Room at Frisbee Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NH. Although she had made New England her home with her beloved husband, Jim, she still considered herself a Southern girl at heart. Born in Harriman, TN in 1962 she was preceeded in death by both parents, Maj. John P. Hardegree & Frances Short Hardegree. Lindy grew up in Atlanta, GA and Port St. Lucie, FL. She graduated from Ft. Pierce Central High School in1980 then continued her education at her Mama's alma mater -Tennessee Technological University where she earned a Bachelors degree in Business. She worked as a Health Physics Tech in the nuclear power industry for over a decade then pursued her Registered Nursing degree in CT in the late 90s. Lindy was a dedicated healer practicing as a licensed OR nurse and certified Reiki Healer. Her spiritual beliefs as a Wiccan grounded her to nature and Mother Earth and she drew upon this to bring light and positive energy to all she worked to comfort and heal. Lindy loved music and played the cello with the Atlanta Junior Symphony as a child and with the Treasure Coast Symphony Orchestra in later years. She also played the piano and bassoon, and was the Capt. of the FPC Marching Cobra Band's rifle team in high school. In addition to her husband, Jim, and two cherished pet cats, she is survived by her sisters, Melissa Harned and Melanie Hardegree, and her beautiful, adored nieces Jessica & Elizabeth Harned; all of whom reside in South Florida. Two celebrations of Lindy will take place: the first at the home she shared with her husband and the second at the home of her sister, Missy, in PSL, FL. The first celebration will be Saturday, February 23rd from 4 to 8pm at 38 Pimlico Pond Rd. Forestdale, MA 02644. The second celebration dates will be announced later. Gifts in her memory may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or any animal rescue group. Although the loss of Lindy from this physical world is immense she has not left us. She is a fierce protector of all she loved and will now be a Guardian and Angel around us always.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 23, 2013

Melinda Sue Kelly

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April 22, 2016

Hey Lindy, I usually think of you with a funny story and a smile. Sometimes though when I think of you it's through my tears. There are so many days when I want to ask your advice or get your opinion on something. I would give just about anything to be able to talk to you again. Hug mama and daddy for me. I always think about you and I love you.

Dianne Oconnell

March 26, 2016

I still think of you often Lindy. You have left many of us with lasting memories of your positive outlook on life. I miss you.

janet linley robinson

March 25, 2016

found some pix of us today as I was going thru some old stuff. our 16th birthday!! miss you.


March 24, 2016

I just thought of you and Grace having a witty and funny conversation up above. You were so kind to me, giving and non-judgemental. I miss you and your infectious laughter.

Peg S

March 23, 2016

Still think of you often. Miss your smile. Still have the last date and time of your last phone call and can't bring myself to delete it. Can't believe it's been 3 years already.

Linda Lynch

March 23, 2016

Lindy, I think of you often and wish I was better at expressing this. You are truly a kind, funny, and loyal friend.

Sheryl Stein

February 12, 2015

Lindy... Another year has passed, and people are still reaching out for you. That's quite a legacy to leave behind. I've watched your sisters trying to go on without you, and every once in awhile, I see them stumble... Maybe, they're having too much fun, or something remind them of you, and I see their eyes swell.. You, were so blessed to have been loved by so many. I know you watch over them, because that's what Angels do.. God Bless You...

janet robinson

February 12, 2015

thinking of you lindy. miss your giggle.

February 11, 2015

I wish I had gotten to know you better, you were special.I wish I had been there to pluck you out of the snow.You were too young to go.

Ken Noyes

February 10, 2015

Thinking of you, Lindy...