FREEPORT — Dennis George Kelley, 77, died unexpectedly on Jan. 5.
Born in Belfast on March 9, 1934, he was the son of Josephine (Senecal) and William Kelley. He graduated from Freeport High School in 1952 and later attended Northeastern University and served in the U.S. Army.
He was an accomplished mechanic and owned two gas stations in Freeport on Main Street. He also worked for a time at Performance Motors in Falmouth before purchasing the business next door, Coastal Microfilms.
Kelley enjoyed working and keeping himself busy, just like his father, and he was employed full-time in property management with commercial real estate in Freeport. In “off” time, he enjoyed traveling by car and had an abiding interest in boats. His favorite haunt was Friendly’s in Freeport.
He was a well known and highly respected member of his community and he will be dearly missed by those who knew him.
Kelley is survived by his son Paull Kelley; daughters, ChloeRiva “Clover” Craig and Amanda Kelley; his grandchildren Ashley Kelley, Zachary and Moira Craig and Jaeden Kennedy; great-grandchildren Keegan Lampp and soon to be Ryder Scott; sisters Maureen Perkins and Nina Minnihan; and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held on Jan. 13 from 5-7 p.m. at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Jan. 14 at 11 a.m. at St. Jude’s Catholic Church, corner of Main and School streets, Freeport; a reception will follow in the church hall. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Yarmouth in the spring.
Donations may be made in Kelley’s name to: Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME 04011.