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Official Obituary of

Paul L. Kelly Sr.

December 15, 1940 ~ February 23, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Paul Kelly Sr. Obituary

Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., Milton Tuesday February 27th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Funeral from the funeral home Wednesday morning February 28th at 9 followed by a mass at St. Elizabeth Church, Milton at 10:00am. Burial will follow mass at Milton Cemetery,

Paul L. Kelly Sr., a cherished lifelong resident of Milton, MA, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2024, after a long illness. Born on December 15, 1940, in Milton, to the late John L. Kelly and Gertrude (McShane), Paul was a beacon of love and kindness in his community.

A graduate of Milton High School in 1959, Paul dedicated over 45 years of service as a Milton firefighter, where he proudly operated Ladder 1. His commitment to serving others was a testament to his character, and his work left a lasting impact on all those he helped throughout his career.

In 1963, Paul married the love of his life, the late Mary D. (Tipping), in Charlestown, MA. Their union was filled with love and mutual respect until Mary's passing in 2016. Together, they raised a beautiful family and created countless cherished memories.

Paul is survived by his loving family, including his children, Laura Kelly and her partner Julia Brant of Milton, Paul L. Kelly Jr. and his wife Susan of Hanover, Christopher Kelly of Westwood, and Erin Richards and her husband Daniel of North Providence, RI. He was a proud and doting Gramps to Paul "Tripp" Kelly III and his wife Veronica of E Bridgewater, Alexandra Kelly of Hanover, Colin Best of Westwood, and Charli Richards of N Providence. He also leaves behind many adoring nieces, nephews, and friends.

His siblings, William Kelly, John L. Kelly and Gerard Kelly, predeceased him, but the bond they shared during their lives remains a cherished memory for all who knew the Kelly family.

Paul was a man who embraced life with open arms. His interests were varied and rooted in the love of his hometown of Milton. He took great pleasure in traveling the world but found equal joy in simple walks around Milton, where he could be seen greeting neighbors with a smile and a helping hand. Paul was the epitome of a great neighbor, often found landscaping or shoveling out a neighbor in need.

A devoted husband, Paul cared for his wife with endless love and patience during her illness. His gentle nature was evident in the way he embraced his role as caregiver, a role he undertook with grace and compassion.

Holidays were a special time for Paul, who loved nothing more than to gather with his family and celebrate with joy and laughter. His presence at these gatherings was a source of warmth and happiness for all.

A deeply spiritual man, Paul spent many days each week attending church mass. His faith was a cornerstone of his life, and it brought him comfort and strength, especially during challenging times.

Those who knew Paul were touched by his loving, kind, and gentle spirit. He was a man who put others before himself and went out of his way to ensure that those around him felt appreciated and cared for.

Paul L. Kelly Sr. will be deeply missed, but his legacy of love and service will continue to live on in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know him. As we say goodbye to this remarkable man, we celebrate a life well-lived and a soul that brought light and love into the world.

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