Obituary for Richard (Dick) Kelley – Dusobox Corporation

Richard Jewett Kelley (Dick) died peacefully at home on Sunday, August 13, 2023 at the age of 91.  He is survived by his wife, Exie Marie Kelley of Chelmsford, MA and his children, John (Debbie) of Winter Park, FL; Donna Babb (John) of Ocoee, FL; Richard Jr (Lisa) of Windermere, FL; Marianna Tusler (Cory) of Wellesley, MA; and Exie Palfrey (Phil) of Acworth, GA; and 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Dick was born on August 17, 1931 in Lowell, MA to Thomas and Alice Kelley.  He graduated from Lowell Technological Institute with a degree in Textile Chemistry.  He married Exie Marie Dusseault in 1957.  He was a devoted family man who loved celebrating holidays and family traditions. Dick was a quiet, faith filled man who led by example. He was a beloved friend to many, competitive athlete, and avid tennis player.

Dick was president/owner of Dusobox Corporation and served as president of AICC (Association of Independent Corrugated Converters). He was one of the original and founding parishioners of Holy Family Catholic Church and instrumental in building and growing both Holy Family and Mary Queen of the Universe Shrine. Throughout the years, he served on many leadership committees for the Diocese of Orlando. 

The funeral is scheduled for 1 PM on Friday, August 18 at Holy Family Catholic Church. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Dick Kelley’s life. 

In lieu of flowers, we request charitable donations be made to the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Orlando or Holy Family Catholic Church.

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