• Marie D. Kelley
    January 16,2013

    Marie D. Kelley

    Marie D. Kelley

    BARRE — Marie Deep Kelley, 75, died peacefully Sunday night, Jan. 13, 2013, at her home with her family by her side.

    Born on July 15, 1937, in Barre, she was the daughter of Paul and Susie (John) Deep.

    She attended St. Monica Elementary School and was a graduate of Spaulding High School in 1955. While in high school, she belonged to the Glee Club and the cheerleading squad.

    On May 25, 1968, Marie married Elmer E. Kelley in St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre. Following their marriage, they resided in New York City until 1970 when they moved to their present home in Barre. He died in March of 1988.

    For many years, Marie’s working career was with the National Life Insurance Co. in Montpelier. She then went on to be the activities director at the Rowan Court Health and Rehabilitation Center in Barre. For over 20 years, she was involved with the Barre Housing Authority as a commissioner, and later was appointed chair of the board.

    An avid gardener, Marie was a longtime member of the Granite Center Garden Club and was instrumental in the Barre Downtown Christmas Lighting Program.

    Her other memberships included St. Monica Catholic Church, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 10, the board of directors of Lincoln House, the board of the Washington County United Way, and the “Lebanese Ladies Luncheon Club,” all of Barre, and numerous volunteer organizations in the community.

    Marie is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Malina and Scott Wilson, and grandson, Bradley, all of South Barre; a sister, Pauline Blaine, of Richmond, Va.; two brothers, Richard Deep and his wife, Agatha, and David Deep and his wife, Judith, all of Barre; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

    Besides her husband and her parents, she was predeceased by her aunts and uncles.

    Her Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at 10 a.m. in St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre. Interment will follow in the Hope Cemetery in Barre.

    Family and friends may call at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, on Friday, Jan. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Contributions in her memory may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.

    Marie’s family wants to thank all of her caregivers who had been with her since April of 2012 for their special attention and the love extended to Marie and her family.

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