Cartwright Funeral Homes


KELLEY, Robert L., of Holbrook, formerly of Braintree, passed away surrounded by his loving family, on December 20, 2020, at the age of 90. Born in Boston, Robert graduated from Boston English High School. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. Robert was as a Police Sergeant for the Boston Police Department for 38 years. He enjoyed playing golf and bowling and was a member of the Weymouth Elks. Robert enjoyed his winters in Florida and spending time with family at York Beach, ME. He was a kind and loving man, who will sorely be missed by all who were blessed to have known him. Beloved husband of the late Alice C. (Kelley) Kelley. Loving father of Robert F. Kelley and his wife Eileen of Quincy, Joan M. Kelley of Braintree, Michael G. Kelley and his wife Mary of Braintree, Brian J. Kelley and his wife Kathryn of Weymouth, Eileen A. Skantz and her husband James of Mashpee and Susan E. Kelley of Holbrook. Dear son of the late George and Margaret (Sheehan) Kelley. Brother of the late Fran Kelley, George Kelley and Mary Maciejewski. Robert is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. In keeping with the Covid-19 guidelines, which include face coverings, social distancing and wait times in line due to temporary limited capacity, relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a visitation period on Saturday, December 26th from 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM at the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree. A private Funeral Mass will be held in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Braintree. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s name to Hospice of the South Shore, 30 Reservoir Dr., Rockland, MA 02370. For direction or to leave a sympathy message for the family, please visit

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