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July 12, 2020


Kelley, Joseph, F. Sr. of Hyannis, MA, formerly of Brighton, MA and Jenson Beach, FL passed away on July 12, 2020 at the age of 81.

Joe was the father Joseph F. Kelley, Jr and his wife Chantel of Deering and Francestown NH, Daniel Kelley of Lake Grove, New York, Kevin Kelley of Deland, Florida and Timothy Kelley of Quechee, Vermont. Joe leaves his grandchildren Cailynn, Jason, Evan, Erin, Danny and Brian and his new great-granddaughter Paisleigh and many nieces and nephews. He is survived by his sister Julie McHugh of Del Ray Beach Florida. He is predeceased by his siblings William P. Kelley, Jr., Klare Borowski, John P. Kelley, Adele Gibney and Nancy McGowan.

When he was younger, Joe worked in the floral distributing business, and then owned and operated a contractor painting business on Cape Cod and in Florida for over 40 years.

Joe was always the life of the party and enjoyed most of all spending time with his family in New Hampshire during the holidays. He always knew how to find the tallest and best-looking Christmas trees. Joe was a large man in size who spoke very loudly, whose personality didn’t fit his appearance because underneath that exterior was a very kind and caring person who would often help people in need by giving money to those who needed it, and painting houses for free for people who were couldn’t afford to pay.

He will be greatly missed by his family and those who knew him.

At his request there will be no calling hours, services and burial will be private.

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Casper Funeral Services
187 Dorchester Street
Boston, MA 02127