Elizabeth A. Kelleher, 75, of Marlborough
Marlborough– Elizabeth A. “Beth” (Izzo) Kelleher, 75, of Marlborough, died the evening of Friday, June 6, 2014 at Milford Hospital after a seven-month battle with cancer. She was the wife of Richard R. Kelleher, celebrating 55 years of marriage on April 12.
She was born, raised, and educated in Marlborough the daughter of the late Rudolph and Louise (Kirkpatrick) Izzo. She was a 1956 graduate of Marlborough High School and a graduate of Burdett Secretarial School in Boston.
Beth was a librarian for 10 years, retiring in 2000. In her earlier years, she also worked at Marlborough High School in the office and library. Following her graduation from Burdett, she was an executive secretary at Raytheon.
Beth was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, and she was a former member of the Marlborough Jr. Women's Club.
As a lifelong resident of Marlborough, Beth's friendly and familiar face was known to many. Her diverse interests touched many areas of the community. She loved to read and participated in many book clubs, and she enjoyed travelling and tending to her herb and ivy gardens. Her motto was to always carry a banana and a book in your purse.
She was quiet, caring, and humble and when least expected she would throw out quite the zinger. Her devotion to her husband was unparalleled …and she always supported his decision regardless of the cause. More than anything, she loved her husband Dick and her children and grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Diane M. Taralli of Marlborough and Maureen E. and her husband Jay Laramie of Auburn; two sisters, Jean M. and her husband William McGee of Uxbridge and Susan L. Yeaton and her husband Gerald of Marlborough; three grandchildren, Olivia, Adam and Elyse; many nephews and nieces; many in-laws; and her dear friend, Carol Daley of Marlborough.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, June 13, at 11 a.m., in Immaculate Conception Church, Prospect Street. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Wilson Street. Calling hours will be held Thursday, June 12, from 4-8 p.m., in the Fitzgerald & Collins Funeral Home, 378 Lincoln St., Marlborough.
All are invited to sign Beth's online guestbook at www.CollinsFuneral.com.
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