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Funeral Mass Wednesday for James J. Kelley III, 64

Kelley was a member of the IBEW Local 103 working on many construction projects in and around Boston, the elderly housing on John J. Brady Drive in Framingham and finally as a signal electrician for the MBTA until his retirement.

James J. Kelley, III, 64, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday May 20, 2014 at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral in Florida.
James J. Kelley, III, 64, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday May 20, 2014 at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral in Florida.
James J. Kelley, III, 64, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday May 20, 2014 at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral in Florida. 

He was the beloved husband of Susan M. (Nelson) Kelley with whom he shared almost 39 years of marriage. 

Born and raised in Framingham, he was the son of James Kelley, Jr. and Helen M. (White) Kelley.

He attended St. Stephen's School and graduated from Framingham South High School.

He became a proud member of the IBEW Local 103 working on many construction projects in and around Boston including the Boston Globe, the elderly housing on John J. Brady Drive in Framingham and finally as a signal electrician for the MBTA until his retirement.

He was a passionate and well respected knife collector, loved camping and fishing, and was a longtime member of Framingham Elks Lodge 1264. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 sons: Shawn Kelley & his wife Amy and their 3 children: Brendan, Alexandra and Devin of Hopedale; and Patrick Kelley of Leominster; his sister: Helen Donnelly & husband Michael and their daughter Julie; his brother: Edward Kelley & his wife Beth and their daughter Annie; his sisters-in-law: Sandra Nelson-Moye and Joyce & husband Ed and their daughter Taylor; a brother-in-law: Eric and his wife Lauren & their 2 sons Ryan and Tyler, and his mother-in-law: Ethel (Mimi) Nelson. He was pre-deceased by his parents and his nephew: Michael James Donnelly. Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be sorely missed by all.

Visiting hours are Tuesday, May 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Boyle Bros. Funeral Home, 173 Union Ave., Framingham.

 A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, May 28 at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen's Church, 221 Concord St., (Rte. 126) Framingham. Burial will follow at St. Stephen's Cemetery, Fenwick St., Framingham.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

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