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Lifelong Medfield Resident William 'Bill' Kelly Passes Away

Editor's note: The following obituary was published on Roberts Mitchell Funeral Service's website.

William Joseph Kelly, Jr., of Medfield, where he has been a lifelong resident, died Sunday, May 13, 2012 at the in Medfield.

Beloved husband of Katherine June (Hinkley) Kelly, he is the loving father of Thomas W. Kelly and his wife Beth and daughter Nancy Kelly Lavin and her husband Christopher, also four grandchildren Sarah E. and Catherine J. Kelly and Colton W. and Cally June Lavin, all of Medfield. He was predeceased by two sisters, Charlotte Erwin and Anita Anderson.

A complete obituary will follow.

Kelly was the owner of Lord's Department Store on Main Street since 1953 – though it has been run by his children, Nancy Kelly Lavin and Tom Kelly for years after joining the business soon after college. to read about Kelly and his Main Street business.

Errin Chapin May 14, 2012 at 09:33 PM
Such a nice man. He will be missed.
JoeT May 15, 2012 at 02:22 AM
This man sold me balloons well after the store had started to close down just to help me out because I needed them the next day to ask my date to prom. He is one of the Medfield Legends, and will be sorely missed. Prayers go out to his family.
Claire O'Neil May 15, 2012 at 03:35 AM
We are so very sad to hear of Mr. kellys passing !! He always created us with a cheerful personality and always asked how our kids were doing!!! Such a pleasure to know you Bill .. RIZp your smile will be missed.. Bill and Clsire PNeil
hilary parr cobb May 16, 2012 at 09:14 PM
This gentleman was part of my childhood. Who didnt stop in at Lords on the walk home from school? He knew all about us and he knew us all well. What a legend in Medfield. Hilary Parr Cobb Sister to Honor and Tansy Parr

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