Michael K. Kelley

  • Born: February 19, 1951
  • Died: December 22, 2020
  • Location: Stoughton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

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Michael K. Kelley, 69, a longtime resident of Easton, died peacefully at home with his loving wife by his side on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 after a courageous 6 year battle with cancer. He was the husband of Celia H. (Brown) Kelley for the past 24 years. Son of Marjorie L. "Midge" (Pittsavage) Kelley of Stoughton and the late James R. "Brud" Kelley, he was born in Brockton and raised in Stoughton. Michael was a graduate of Stoughton High School, Class of 1969 and attended Northeastern University. He resided in Easton for the past 30 years. Michael was a car salesman at Huggard & Ewing in Stoughton for several years before working at B & W Motors in West Bridgewater for 10 years until his retirement 10 years ago. He was a member of the Chelsea Fish & Game in Chelsea, VT and loved hunting, archery and knife collecting but his greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends, especially his granddaughter Lily.

In addition to his wife and mother, Michael is survived by his daughters, Christine M. Kelley and her longtime companion David Smith of Panama City Beach, FL and Lisa J. Sparks and her husband Ron of Phenix City, AL as well as his granddaughter, Lily Sparks. He was the brother of Judy Melchert of Brockton and her late husband Gary, James Kelley of Stoughton and Brian Kelley of Avon, CT. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Christopher Brown and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, funeral services private. Donations in Michael's name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Our deepest sympathies to Celia and the whole Kelley family. As I thought about what to write here the text got longer and longer with each passing day. Today I received a note from my cousin's widow Úna. Patrick passed away very suddenly while working on his farm in County Clare, Ireland just about a year ago. I thought words were quite moving and am only switching the name.

"Michael Kevin Kelley - Rest in Peace - May you rest in peace, dear Michael,in that heavenly home above, with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in His own eternal love. No one knew that morning, What sorrow the day would bring, When a heart of gold stopped beating and we could not do a thing. It isn't what we write or even what we say, It's how we feel inside, As we think of you today, You left us precious memories, that make us laugh and cry, but the love you planted in our hearts, No millionaire can buy. You are not just a memory or part of the past, you are ours to remember as long as life lasts.
College and Lifelong friends - Steve & Cheryl Gill - East Sandwich, MA

Posted by Steve & Cheryl Gill - E. Sandwich, MA - Family Friend   January 20, 2021

So sorry to hear the news about Mike. Many fond memories of him while I was growing up and beyond. Best times shooting archery or watching him sing Secret Agent Man at our wedding. Our deepest sympathy to the Kelley family.

Posted by Peter Scagnoli - Norton, MA - Family Friend   January 01, 2021

My sincere condolences to Cielia,Jimmy,Midge and all of the entire Family. I'll always remember the great times we had together with Mike in Chelsea vt.and the parties we went to in Stoughton along with Warren Blum. Mike was
A great guy. I will forever remember him until we meet again. Rest in peace my Friend.
God Bless You,
Bobby Smyth

Posted by ROBERT SMYTH - Stoughton, MA - Friend   December 28, 2020

Worked with Mike at Huggards and friends longer ,so sorry for his passing he was a great guy . My condolences Celia and family .

Posted by Paul Lombardo - Friend   December 28, 2020

Rest in peace Mike.

Posted by Bobby and Connie Horton - Whitman, MA - Family   December 27, 2020

Our deepest sympathies to Celia, Midge, Jimmy, Judy, Brian and the entire Kelley family. " Majic Man" Mike has been my friend for longer than I can remember. We will miss you very much my friend. But I will always remember the best of times, when we laughed so hard we cried, and worked so hard to help each other. I will look forward to riding shotgun with you in your 57 Chevy when we meet again.

Posted by Ken - Las Vegas, NV - Friend   December 27, 2020

So Sorry, Mike was I great friend for 50 years..I will miss you...

Posted by Frank Scarpaci jr. - Stoughton, MA - Friend   December 26, 2020

Uncle Mike was a strong gentle man .
He gave the best hugs his laughter was contagious & smile that's unforgettable. He had a beautiful singing voice and a gift to tell a story . When he would tell a story no matter how many people were in the room it was as if you were the only one in the room . One of his many genuine quality's was always making everyone feel important & safe . There lots of reasons to love my Uncle Mike one of the reason I love most is how much he loved my Aunt Celia. There really are beautiful love stories and there's is on of them .

Posted by Tanya Ainslie - Bridgewater, MA - Family   December 25, 2020

So sorry to hear this news Jimmy. May he Rest In Peace

Posted by Dana Kearns - Belchertown, MA - Family Friend   December 25, 2020

many time,s run into you mike,were fune time,s,rip,s.

Posted by richard ruggiero - bourne, MA - Friend   December 24, 2020

Big Mike we are all going to miss you. I cannot put here publicly what we did all our lives and the fun and laughs. That will be later around the camp fire as we drink tankard of ale in your honor oh mighty one. You are now on Mount Olympis. Laureen and I give our deepest love and sympathies to Celia, Midge,Brian, Jimmy, Judy, Lisa, Christine and Lily. "We're next!" See you on the other side my old friend.

Posted by Warren and Laureen Blum - Las vegas, NV - Family Friend   December 24, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Love Butch and Pat

Posted by Butch Scagnoli - N Dartmouth, MA - Friend   December 24, 2020

So very sad to hear of my dear friend Mike's passing. He was like a brother to me and we could always make each other smile and laugh. He loved his family so very much --- and Celia was such a godsend for him. The big guy had just as big of a heart. My mother adored Mike and that always meant a real lot to me. I wish the sincerest sympathy to the entire Kelley family. Rest in Peace my dear friend. I will miss you.

Posted by Paul Everett - West Bridgewater, MA - Friend   December 24, 2020

To Celia and the Kelley family, our thoughts are with you. A warrior to the end, and his love of family and nature will always be remembered. Rest in peace big guy. Jeff Huggard and families

Posted by Jeff Huggard - Lincoln, NH - Friend   December 24, 2020

I'm going to miss my brother's contagious smile and boisterous laugh.His sense of humor always had us laughing. He was a good guy with a big heart who cared about everyone. Loved his family and his many lifelong friends. He will be thought of every day and missed. Rest In Peace big brother......we love you

Posted by Judy Melchert - Brockton, MA - Sister   December 24, 2020

So very sorry to read Mike's obituary. Fond memories of Mike as he was my brothers BFF. Oh the stories.... Funny funny guy, huge heart. Condolences to all, RIP Mighty Mike peace

Posted by Deb (Blum) Tankerley - Foxboro - Family Friend   December 23, 2020


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