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Madeline Kelley

Madeline E. "Hap" Kelley (Risley)

November 30, 1926 - March 13, 2019
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Madeline E. “Hap” Kelley, 92, of Cole Hill Rd., Hubbardsville, NY, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at her home.
She was born November 30, 1926 at home in the Town of Brookfield, a daughter of Glenn and Laura Burdick Risley and was a graduate of North Brookfield High School. She married Sylvester F. Kelley on June 15, 1946, and together they ran their dairy farm. He predeceased her in 1980. She had also worked at the Waterville Knitting Mill and later as a cook at Moore’s Coffee Shop. Madeline loved searching for four-leaf clovers, spending time at her grandson’s pond and caring for animals and birds. Her dog, Molly, was her companion and joy.
Surviving are her children, Deborah and Carl Manner of North Brookfield; Sylvester Preston Kelley and Linda Brown of Hubbardsville; grandchildren, Steven Manner (Sarah Unger) of Hubbardsville; Pamela (Chad) Lebert of Chadwicks; Laura (Russell) Ehle of Lyons; Kathleen (Clayton) Rozario of Victor; great-grandchildren, Ava, Alayna, Sheldon, Cody, Kayleigh, Kendyll, Quinn, Cooper, Keegan and Remy; nieces and nephews, Sandy (Rick) Floyd of Georgetown; Ernie (Janice) Werner of Bradley Brook; great-nieces and -nephews, Judd (Kyra) Werner, Evan (Gwen) Werner and Heidi Werner; and her close friend, Kate Elliott of Waterville.. She was predeceased by a great-granddaughter, Amelia; a sister, Aileen Werner, and her dear friend, Dawn Buschor.
Services and interment are private at the convenience of her family.
Contributions in her memory may be made to a local S.P.C.A. or Humane Society.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville, NY.
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Posted at 09:47pm
My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Kelley. May you take some comfort in the promises recorded at John 5 vs 28, 29; 1 Corinthians 15 vs 25, 26 and Revelation 21 vs 3, 4. I am very sorry for your loss. "Help for Those Who Grieve" Awake! No. 3 2018,

Penny Stiles

Posted at 02:14pm
Debbie and Family - So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom (Grandma & Great Grandma). Hap was such a “Happy” person - kind to everyone she met and always willing to help out whenever/wherever needed. Hang on to your memories. RIP Hap ❤️

Posted at 10:49am
Sending my sincererest condolences to Debbie and Hap’s entire family! The life long friendship and adventures of Hap, Dawn and Kate will always be remembered fondly. ❤️

Mary Belfield

Posted at 08:24pm
Hap was a great lady. I hope heaven is ready for her. I'm sure Beverly and John Blair are welcoming her right now. Oh the laughs they are having. This world has lost a very special person. Rest in peace great lady.

Ionamay Phillips

Posted at 03:45pm
I have always known her as Happy which she was every time I meet her, Fran Morton and I would love her visits at Crouse Communtiy ,when I would see her at the store she was always happy ,you will be missed dear

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