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James "Jim" Kelleher Veteran
August 21, 2022


On August 21, 2022, James (Jim) Kelleher, loving husband, and father of nine children, passed away at age 94.

Born March 10, 1928, in Canton, MA, to James F. and Hazel R. (McDonald) Kelleher, Jim grew up in Stoughton, MA, graduating with the Stoughton HS class of 1946.

In 1951, Jim married Florence B. Darling, also of Stoughton, at Fort Sill in Lawton, OK, where Jim was training with the US Army. Reaching the rank of sergeant, Jim served with the occupying armed forces in Germany. After leaving the army, Jim worked for RCA until 1971 and Digital Equipment Corporation until his retirement.

In 1963 the Kelleher family moved from Stoughton to Franklin where they lived in the same house on Maple Street for more than 50 years.

In retirement Jim rekindled his love of music and often played the organ for Sunday services, weddings, and funerals, at St. Mary’s and several other churches in the Franklin area.

Jim was preceded in death by Florence, his wife of 66 years.  He is survived by his children, Catherine (Timothy) Brock, Jane (Robert) Miceli, Mary, Elaine (Thomas) Monahan, Paula (Timothy) Fahey, James M. (Karen) Kelleher, Francis (Patricia) Kelleher, Margaret (Marc) Maietta, and Joanne (Kevin) Lessard.

Jim was especially proud to be grandfather to eleven boys, six girls, and great grandfather to six. 

Jim is also survived by his brother Joseph L. Kelleher and his wife Phyllis both of Stoughton, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Calling hours are 9:00 to 10:30 on Friday August 26, 2022, at the Charles F. Oteri and Son Franklin Funeral Home, 33 Cottage Street, with an 11:00 a.m. funeral mass at St. Mary's Church, 1 Church Square, in Franklin.

 Interment follows at the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, 1109 Central Street, Stoughton, MA.


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Charles F. Oteri and Son - Franklin Funeral Home
33 Cottage Street
Franklin, MA 02038