Robin F. Kelley, 69: Inspired those around her

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NAPLES, FLA. — Robin Favreau Kelley, 69, died Nov. 21, in Naples, Florida, surrounded by beloved family and friends after a 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

She was born in Brunswick June 11, 1946, the second child and only daughter of Fernand “Fern” and Elinor B. Favreau. Kelley spent her younger years visiting her family at Bamforth Marine in Brunswick, a family-owned business that is still thriving. After graduating from Brunswick High School, Kelley attended Bliss College in Lewiston. On June 14, 1969, she married the love of her life and best friend, Paul Kelley, to whom she was happily married for 46 years.

Kelley was a dedicated wife, mother, nana, sister and friend. She cherished spending time with those she loved and always had a sympathetic ear and a shoulder to cry on. 

Family members say Kelley made people feel alive, and inspired those around her to fight for what mattered most in life and reach for their dreams. She believed in the human spirit.

Kelley loved dancing with her husband and spending time in Marco Island with friends.

When she wasn’t with family and friends, Kelley spent a lot of her time running Brunswick True Value. She was also passionate about volunteering at The Center for Grieving Children in Portland.

She is survived by her loving husband; four daughters, Christa L. Kelley, Jennifer Kelley Yilmaz, Kimberly Kelley Coron, Melissa A. Kelley; and five grandchildren, Aidan Yilmaz, Alev Yilmaz, Sophia Yilmaz, Elwyn Coron and Nora Coron.

Services were held Nov. 28, at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Marco Island, followed by a reception. A second service will be held June 11, 2016, in Maine, with more details to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Support Network, 660 Tamiami Trail North, Suite #21, Naples, Florida 34102, or