Louise Dorothy Kelley, 95, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2022 at Eastport Memorial Nursing Home surrounded by family. Louise was born in St. Stephen, NB on November 1, 1926, daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Moyes) Jones.
After graduating from high school, Louise worked at the cotton mill in Milltown until marrying Thomas “Joe” Kelley. Once her six children were older, she returned to work as a nurse’s aide at Calais Regional Hospital maternity ward until her retirement. Louise was a Communicant of Immaculate Conception Church in Calais. She enjoyed playing card games, cooking, and spending time with her family.
In addition to her parents, Louise was predeceased by her husband Thomas “Joe” Kelley Sr.; daughter Carolyn Russell, sisters Annie Masterson, Agnus Hooper, Eleanor Taylor, and Evelyn Taylor; and brothers Walter, Thomas and Durrell Jones. Surviving are five children, Joanne Arnold and husband Kip of Niskayuna, NY, Mary DelMonaco and husband Thomas of Calais, Thomas Kelley Jr. and wife Katharine of Robbinston, John Kelley and wife Laurie of Orland, and Anne Louise “Husa” Eagan and husband Philip of Calais; son-in-law Edward Russell of Winterport; 14 grandchildren, Nathan, Aaron, Abigail, Adam, Emerald, Julie, Jessica, Katie, Colleen, Ryan, Lyndsay, Mackenzie, Tracie, and Tyler; 17 great-grandchildren, Sabastian, Henry, Maisie, Miles, Lena, Hannah, Brooke, Mia, Mackenzie, Audrey, Gavin, Penelope, Isla, Lily, Reed, Roen, Zyler, and Ryland; great-great granddaughter Eliana; sister-in-law Carol Jones of St. Andrews, NB; numerous nieces and nephews; and best friends, Gerry DelMonaco of Calais, and Penny Braley of Princeton.