Madeline E. “Hap” Kelley, 92, of Cole Hill Rd., Hubbardsville, NY, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at her home.
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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.