James J. Kiely, Sr. of Walpole
November 14, 1944 – October 24, 2022
On October 24 Jim succumbed to the ravages of Lewy body Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Born in Dedham, son of Michael T. and Helen (Meehan) Kiely. Third of four children, Michael R. (deceased) Jean Whitney (deceased) and Irene Kiely of St. Augustine FL.
Jim leaves his wife Joellen (Priore) to whom he was married for 55 years. His son James Jr., and his daughter Amy Kiely McKenna, son-in-law Daniel McKenna. He was the beloved Buppa to Danny and Kylie.
He also leaves many dear family and friends.
A visitation will be held at the George F. Doherty & Sons Wilson-Cannon Funeral Home, 456 High St., Dedham on Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 9:30-11:00am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Margaret Mary Church, Westwood at 11:30am. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Interment in Brookdale Cemetery, Dedham.
In lieu of flowers please consider donations to The McCance Center for Brain Health at MGH. https://www.massgeneral.org/neurology/mccance-center/