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Elizabeth F. (Fogarty) Kelley

Obituary

Elizabeth Ann Kelley of Hingham, on May 25th, 2022.

 

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, William J. Kelley, to whom she was married for 56 years.

 

Devoted mother to seven boys and one girl - Stephen and his wife Linda of Brockton, William and his wife Maritza of Braintree, the late Brian and his wife Karla of Salem,

Neal and his wife Carol of Wenham, Mark of Braintree, Susan and her husband Allen of Newbury, NH, Daniel and his wife Wendy of Oakham and Christopher and his wife Francisca of Framingham.

 

Loving grandmother to 18 and great grandmother to three.

 

Born in Massachusetts, daughter of the late Richard and Elizabeth (McDonnell) Fogarty. Elizabeth, known as Betty, was graduated from Jamaica Plain High School and an art school in Boston. She was the sister of the late Mary McMorrow and the late Richard Fogarty.

 

After her wedding in 1950, she lived in Chicopee, Andover, CT and West Hartford, CT, before moving to Scituate where she resided for more than 20 years. After her children had grown up,  Betty moved to Mashpee and finally, Hingham. Betty and her husband were fortunate to enjoy the winter months in Naples, FL for more than two decades.

 

While living in Scituate, Betty was a working mother for many years as an executive assistant/office manager in Quincy.

 

Betty was a selfless and caring individual who always stressed the value of family. She was especially proud of her grandchildren. She had a big heart and a good sense of humor. She was a devout Catholic. Her many skills included being a talented artist and a gifted watercolor painter. She enjoyed completing crossword puzzles and excelled at Scrabble. Betty was witty and had a warm, outgoing personality and a great circle of friends. She was adventuresome, whether it was visiting her sister in England, riding a Middlebury chairlift at graduation weekend, camping in Maine in her 80's or attending BSO rehearsals in Boston and in Tanglewood. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

 

Betty contributed to a number of charities for the less fortunate and was a willing and able volunteer, as well. At one time, she answered phone calls for a suicide prevention hotline. She even brought her grandchildren odd gifts to support the prison rehabilitation gift shops.

 

In her later years and encouraged by her children, Betty and her husband traveled to various places throughout the United States as well as Europe, including a fabulous cruise in the Mediterranean. Betty lived life to the fullest until the very end. In her own way, she made the world a much better place.

 

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours Saturday, June 4th from 8:30-9:30AM at the McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home- 1 Summer St. Cohasset. Funeral Mass to follow at 10AM at St. Mary’s Church-1 Kent Street, Scituate. Interment to follow at the St. Mary’s Cemetery, Scituate.

 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
June 4, 2022

8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
McNamara - Sparrell Funeral Service
One Summer Street
Cohasset, MA 02025

Funeral Mass
Saturday
June 4, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Mary of the Nativity
1 Kent St.
Scituate, Massachusetts 02066

Please note
Burial to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Scituate, MA
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