PAUL L. KELLEY
DEXTER and CLAREMONT, N.H. - Paul Lawrence Kelley, 75, died July 15, 2005, at the Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont, N.H. He was born Sept. 15, 1929, in Dexter, the son of Dr. Lawrence Eugene and Sarah Elizabeth (Rafford) Kelley. He graduated from NH Fay High School in 1948, attended Norwich University in Northfield, Vt. from 1948 to 1949 and graduated from Maine Maritime Academy in 1952. He sailed the Isthmian Line as a merchant marine from 1952 to 1955 and served in active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1957. Paul stayed in the Navy Reserve until 1978 and then was transferred to Fleet Reserve. Mr. Kelley started working in 1958 for the General Adjustment Bureau in Bangor and in 1967 was transferred to the Claremont, N.H. office, where he was branch manager and retired in 1983 as a general adjuster. In 1983, he was employed by American International Group, Inc. and retired in October of 1996 as regional general adjuster. Mr. Kelley was a member of the Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Alice J. (Crump) Kelley of Claremont, N.H., formerly of Birmingham, Ala., whom he married in May of 1957; one son, Brian L. Kelley and his wife, Lisa M., of Fayetteville, N.C.; one daughter, Mary Lisa Kelley of Lemington, Vt.; two grandsons, Adam Dagenais and Brian Kelley Jr.; and one granddaughter, Allison.
Friends may call 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 61 Main St., Dexter. Graveside committal services, with military honors, will follow at 3:30 p.m. in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Diabetes Association, New England Region, 249 Canal Street, Manchester, NH 03101-2316 or the American Heart/Stroke Association, Two Wall Street, Manchester, NH 03101-1518.
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