Joseph G. Kelley, Jr.

14 years ago

Kelley, Joseph G., Jr., 86, of Scarborough, at Scarborough, on November 23, 2010. Arrangements are in the care of the Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, Portland.

AR Joseph Kelley,JrSCARBOROUGH – Joseph G. Kelley, Jr., age 86, of Piper Shores died unexpectedly Tuesday, November 23, 2010, at his residence. He was born in Bangor, the son of Joseph G., Sr, and Mary Josephine Candellari Kelley, where he attended schools and graduated from Shead Memorial High School in Eastport, class of 1941. On October 24, 1945, Joseph married his beloved wife, Virginia L (Barnes) Kelley. He also was a graduate from LaSalle Extension University in 1955 with a major in accounting.

They resided in Eastport and Caribou for several years where Joe was a plant controller, for the Birdseye Division, General Foods Corp. in Caribou, and later moved to Portland where he was the CFO for the former Jordan’s Meat Company, and retired as chairman and CEO.

He was a Communicant of St. Maximillian Kolbe Catholic Church in Scarborough, where he was very active as a Sacristan and Eucharistic Minister. While in Caribou, he was very active in Holy Rosary Catholic Church where he worked alongside of his wife during the First Bishop’s Campaign for three years.  He was a long-time member of Portland Kiwanis Club. Joe will be remembered as a gentleman who thought of others before self.

He is predeceased by his wife of 60 years, on July 5, 2006,  and a sister, Josephine.

He leaves a sister, Mary Elizabeth-Bette Lyden of Brunswick; a special nephew, Charles and his wife, Donna Barnes of Caribou; grandnephews, Kevin and Darren Barnes of Caribou; close friends, Normand and his wife, Lorraine Beliveau of Scarborough; and five nieces and three nephews.

Visiting hours were held Sunday, November 28, 2010, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford, Portland. Prayers were recited Monday, November 29, 2010, at 9 a.m. at the funeral home to be followed by a Con-Celebrated Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Maximillian Kolbe Catholic Church, Scarborough. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, at 12 noon at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Bangor. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Piper Shores Memorial Fund, 15 Piper Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074. Please visit for additional information and to sign Mr. Kelley’s guestbook.