Martin F. Kelley III, 75
19, 2009, in Marlborough
Hospital following a short illness.
He is survived by his wife, Fay B. (Murphy) Kelley; a sister, Patricia Bruce and her husband, Richard; his stepsons, Wayne and Kevin Hey and Matthew and Christopher Coutu; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Shirley McShera.
Born and raised in Worcester, the son of the late Martin F. and Katherine (O’Brien) Kelley II, he lived in Florida for 35 years before moving back to Northborough in 2006. He graduated from Northborough High School, Class of 1952, and played basketball on teams that had won the Clark Tournament for two times. He attended Worcester State College for two years.
Mr. Kelley had a successful 33-year career with Eastern Airlines. While employed with the airline, he had the opportunity to live in Hawaii and on the West Coast before moving to Tallahassee, Fla. He then took a position as an agency manager with First American Title Co. before retiring in 2002.
He was an avid Florida State football fan, traveling with the team and assisting them with travel arrangements, as well as a sports fanatic who loved watching the Red Sox, Patriots and Tiger Woods play golf. For the last 3-1/2 years, he had spent his time with his beloved wife watching “old” movies and vacationing in Florida in the winter and Cape Cod in the summer. You could find them every Friday night enjoying music together at the Steakloft or Saturday afternoons at the meat raffle.
A funeral service was held Oct. 24 from Hays Funeral Home of Northborough, with private burial. Memorial donations may be made to the Mark Fidrych Scholarship Fund, c/o the American Legion, P.O. Box 234, Northborough, MA 01532. For online condolences, visit www.haysfuneralhome. com.
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