Calais – Timothy Michael Kelley, 60, passed away unexpectedly Friday, August 13, 2021. Tim was born in Calais on February 12, 1961, son of Douglas Kelley Sr. and Dorothy (Nelson) Kelley.
After graduating from Calais High School, Class of 1979, Tim worked maintenance for the Calais Methodist Homes and played drums in local bands. At the age of 22, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. Tim served with the Military Police and had two assignments as an Army Recruiter. He expanded on his career by taking numerous courses such as earning his Air Assault Badge, sniper marksman and special reaction team training. While stationed in Korea, he was a security specialist. Tim retired from the Army in September, 2003 with over 20 years of service.
Tim and his family returned to Calais where he worked maintenance for Atlantic Rehab and the Calais Methodist Homes. He had a love for music and was a self-taught guitarist, song writer and was a DJ for 15 years. Tim was an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast and enjoyed going on local organized rides. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and spending time at the family camp on Nash’s Lake. Tim was a member of Sherman Bros. Post #3 American Legion in Calais.
In addition to his parents, Tim was predeceased by a brother Douglas Kelley Jr; and a sister-in-law Kathy Smith. Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Suzanne (Nelligan) Kelley; two sons, Sean Kelley and wife Deena of Warren, and Scott Kelley and wife Brittany of Lincoln; grandson Isaac Douglas Kelley; brother Ken Kelley and wife Lynn of St. David Ridge, NB; mother-in-law Sally Nelligan of Calais; brothers-in-law William Nelligan and wife Dawn of Higganum, CT, Thomas Nelligan and wife Thelma of Belfast, and John Smith of Calais; many nieces and nephews; and numerous life-long friends.
A Celebration of Tim’s Life will be held 11 a.m. Sunday, August 29, 2021 at the Calais Cemetery with military honors. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.