Kelley, Marilyn

June 21, 2008


Marilyn A. (Reynolds) Kelley, age 81, of Wilmington, died Friday, June 20, 2008 at the Winchester Hospital surrounded by her family.

Marilyn was born on January 23, 1927, in Billerica, MA, she was the daughter of the late James J. & Alta (Morris) Reynolds. Marilyn grew up in Winthrop and Allston, she graduated from Brighton High School. Marilyn married Charles M. Kelley in 1948 and they celebrated 42 years of marriage before his passing in 1990.They moved to Wilmington 53 years ago to raise their family.Prior to retirement, she worked for the Compugraphic Company in Wilmington for many years. In her spare time Marilyn enjoyed going to bingo, shopping, her family, and spending time with her sister Barbara “Sis”.

Marilyn was the beloved wife of the late Charles M. Kelley, devoted mother of Nancy A. Little of Royal Palm Beach, FL, Carole J. McNutt & her husband Robert of Litchfield, NH, William M. Kelley & his companion Iris Villegas of Wilmington, Barbara L. Christopher & her husband Stephen of Chelmsford, and the late Richard Kelley, loving grandmother of Shawn, Richard, & Kelley Barden, Ryan Little, Jaclyn Macomber, Kristen Kelley, Ami Geneaue, Tyler & Brook Bearse, Ryan & Katlyn Christopher, and great grandchildren Kyle Barden, and Jacob & Nick Geneaue, dear sister of Ruth Toomey of West Palm Beach, FL, Barbara J. O'Regan of Billerica, and the late Beatryce Oikle and Frances Faulkner. Marilyn is also survived by many nieces & nephews and her beloved cat “Skippy”.

Her funeral will be held from the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Tuesday, June 24th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Dorothy's Church, Main St., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours, Monday, June 23rdth from 4-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations in Marilyn's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

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