Elizabeth Cosgrove Kelley, of Shrewsbury and Green Harbor, MA, formerly of Chapel Hill, NC and Milton, MA died March 13th at Southgate Assisted Living Facility. She was 93.
Mrs. Kelley was born in Malden, MA, the daughter of Joseph F. and Anna Josephine (Sullivan) Cosgrove. She grew up in Milton and attended the Milton Public Schools graduating from Milton High School in 1939. She was a graduate of Regis College and Boston University School of Business.
Upon graduation from business school, she worked in the Harvard Business School Statistics Department from 1944-1948. Mrs. Kelley married Francis J. Kelley, also of Milton, in 1948 and they lived in Milton for many years where they raised their four children. She enjoyed walking, playing the piano, needlepoint and interior decorating. She enthusiastically followed current events and especially enjoyed watching Red Sox games. She looked forward to summer family gatherings with lobster dinners in Green Harbor. She was very interested in education and strongly supported her children’s high-school, college and post-graduate academic pursuits. She and her husband were enthusiastic supporters of their children’s and grandchildren’s athletic activities and would often attend the events. They enjoyed trips to Europe, Canada and across the US. Mrs. Kelley and her husband retired to Chapel Hill, NC.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary K. Sullivan of Worcester, MA and her husband William, a son, John L. Kelley of East Norriton, PA and his wife, Karen, a daughter-in-law, Janet H. Kelley of Peoria, IL, eleven grandchildren, four great grandchildren and four nephews. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 64 years in 2012. A son, Joseph C. Kelley and a daughter, Ann E. Kelley also pre-deceased her, as well as a sister, Claire M. Ebersole and a brother Joseph F. Cosgrove, Jr.
Elizabeth’s family would like to thank all staff at Southgate, Shrewsbury Nursing & Rehabilitation , JHC Hospice and Care with a Heart for their care and support.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth Church, 350 Reedsdale Road, Milton, Friday March 20 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EASTMILTON, Thursday 5-8PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.