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Shirley E. (Peterson) Kelley

January 18, 2024

Shirley Kelley Obituary

 

Mrs. Shirley E. (Peterson) Kelley, 100, a longtime resident of Malden, passed peacefully at home in the care and comfort of her family. She was raised and educated in Hyde Park, graduating from High School with the Class of 1941.   She went on to become a Bookkeeper, and worked at Colman Manufacturing, formerly Faulkner Manufacturing.  In 1967, she married her sweetheart, Lee G. Kelley, and the two settled down in Malden together.  They shared many wonderful years of marriage together until Lee’s passing in 1985.  Shirley was an active member of the TSL of Malden,  serving as Secretary and President.  She was also active with the Malden Senior Center and the Revere Senior Center.

Beloved wife of the late Lee G. Kelley of Malden. Predeceased by her cherished son Robert W. Littlehale and son in law Joseph P. Robinshaw. Survived by her adoring daughters, Norma J. Robinshaw of Framingham and Kara L. Kelley of Malden, and her fiancé Renee S. Heusser. Proud grandmother of David Littlehale and his fiancé Shelley Knoedler of Cornelius, NC. Nancy A. Littlehale and her wife Stephanie Sullivan of Reading, MA. Steven Littlehale and husband Rabbi Howard A. Berman of Coral Gables, FL. Suzanne Harrington and husband Laurence of Hingham, MA. Amy E. Cloutier and husband Timmy of Methuen, MA. Andrew J Robinshaw of Sarasota FL.  Ace L. Keenan-Kelley of Portsmouth, NH. Nine great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Predeceased by her loving parents William J and Edythe A. Peterson of Hyde Park. Predeceased by siblings Verna Reed, William Peterson, Edith Marinelli, Edna Hagger, Ruth Mackie, Lois Turnbull and her husband Thomas and Mildred Nicolletta. Shirley was a formidable matriarch of this family, and we are deeply grateful for the opportunity to have shared her 100th birthday with her. Her indomitable spirit, warmth, humor, and the bright twinkle in her eyes will forever remain in our hearts.

Funeral services will be held at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden on Thurs, Jan 25th, at 12 Noon, with visitation beginning at 10AM.  Interment to follow in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For obituary and directions, www.weirfuneralhome.com

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
January 25, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Weir Mac Cuish Family Funeral Home
144 Salem Street
Malden, MA 02148

Funeral Service
Thursday
January 25, 2024

12:00 PM
Weir Mac Cuish Family Funeral Home
144 Salem Street
Malden, MA 02148

Interment
Thursday
January 25, 2024

1:15 PM
Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody

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