Lawrence S. “Larry” Kelley, age 72

of Plymouth

Lawrence S. “Larry” Kelley, age 72

Lawrence S. “Larry” Kelley, age 72, of Plymouth, formerly of Braintree, died suddenly, Thursday, June 2, 2022 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth, in the comfort of his loving family.

Lawrence was born in Boston, to the late James and Joan (Lyons) Kelley. Raised in Dorchester, he was a graduate of Christopher Columbus High School in Boston’s North End, Class of 1968. Later in life, he earned his Associate’s degree from Quincy College.

He lived in Plymouth for the past four years, previously in Braintree for forty-four years.

Larry was employed as a project manager in the telecommunications industry for forty years, working for Lucent, formerly AT&T. He had been retired for many years.

Larry enjoyed spending time on White Horse Beach in Plymouth as well as Marco Island, Fla. Most of all, Larry was devoted to his family, especially his grandchildren, actively supporting their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved husband for fifty-one years of Arlene R. (McGuire) Kelley.

Devoted father of Sean L. Kelley and his wife Jennifer of Attleboro, Brian P. Kelley and his wife Debra of Bridgewater, Meaghan J. Baird and her husband Stephen of Braintree.

Loving grandfather of Allison and Sarah Kelley; Liam and Finn Kelley, and James Lewis; Nora, Niamh, Colin, and the late Thomas Sean Baird.

Dear brother of Kathleen Griffin and her husband John, Roberta McCarrick and her husband John, all of Plymouth, Julie DeVincenzo and her husband Michael of Middleboro, James “Red” Kelley of Braintree and his late wife Gail, and Erin Kelley of Whitman.

Larry is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Church of Saint Clare, 1244 Liberty Street, Braintree, on Friday, June 10, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. At the request of the family, visiting hours have been omitted.

For those who wish, donations in Lawrence’s memory may be made to the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth, P.O. Box 690789, Quincy, MA 02269.


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  • Arlene, Sean, Brian and Meg: Remembering all our fun family gatherings at “Jimmy’s Place” at New Silver Beach and recent years at his beloved Marco Island in FL🏖🏖. Larry’s life revolved around Sean, Brian, Meg and his 8 adoring grandchildren with Arlene right beside him. Larry was our go to guy when looking for information – just text him and he quickly replied with an answer. I’m very grateful to have spent time with him last week on his 72 birthday – it will be a lasting memory. Will miss you…Goodby for now…Robbie 💕💕

  • You were taken too soon Larry. We had many great times over the years, especially in your “second home” Marco Island. Thank you for being a great husband to my sister for 51 years.
    I hope you are at watching over us with Thomas in your arms. We will always have you in our hearts.

    God bless Arlene, Sean , Brian and Meg. And of course all of his grandchildren.

  • Dear Arlene and family,
    There are no words to express the sorrow I feel for your loss. Please be assured that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family…

  • We were so saddened to hear of Larry’s sudden passing ..
    May your memories and the love and support of family and friends , bring you comfort

  • The memories are all that we have now but we certainly have many and all great ones over the past 50 plus years.

    Arlene, Sean,Brian and Meg he was your world but also what made it worthwhile for all others that had the pleasure to know him.

    We certainly have lost a great friend and best dressed beach mate
    . Sláinte. 🍀

  • Totally surreal. We were celebrating your birthday Saturday and now we will be celebrating you forever. You were more than a father in law to me and I will always think of you when I make a martini the way you taught me to. As I promised you on my wedding day I will always take care of your Meaghan. Rest easy my friend and I will miss you greatly.

  • My sincerest condolences to Arlene and Larry’s family . It’s been many years since hoisting a few at the Silver Lounge and playing trivia till midnight …… I concede , you won ! You were one unforgettable character , fun and fresh , great Irish traits …… Godspeed old friend ….. you better hit the books , I want a re-match !

  • Larry was a little older than me but we hung around together growing up in Dorchester. To me, Larry was the epitome of cool. Sharp dresser, confident, handsome and a good guy. I only saw him a few times after those years but it was clear he only got better with age. My condolences to his family for losing such a great person.

  • Dear Arlene & family, Jerry & I are so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing . We had some great times at VSB and lots of laughs. We will miss him!🍀❤️

  • Sean and your family, my deepest condolences. Your dad is gone much too soon. He will be dearly missed. Mark

  • So very sorry for your loss , May Larry RIP 🙏🙏🙏

  • Arlene and Family,
    We were so sad to hear of Larry’s passing.
    I remember our carpooling to work at BCH,
    dropping Larry off at Andrew Station, and picking him up again after work. So long ago.
    We know of no words that can bring comfort to you.
    Prayers are flowing your way.
    Joyce and Richie

  • Julianne and I are truly saddened with Larry’s passing. We have great memories from our long ago fun times. His memory will not dim with us. Deepest condolences to Arlene and family.

  • A great person that God put on this earth. I was blessed to be in his company. Larry always had my back. He , Arlene , Bill and I have phenomenal memories of great times and laughs that will live in our hearts forever.
    Thank you for being a second dad to my JENNA and TRIPPER. They both so enjoyed you and Arlene.
    Keep solving the problems of. the world with Bill In that beautiful heavenly gulf .
    Saint John the Baptist de LaSalle , Live in our hearts forever. 🎈☘️🙏

  • Larry you were a guy who left us too soon. You always had my back. Always enjoyed your company with Arlene and the fun times we all had with Bill. God put you on this earth and you made quite an incredible difference in life . I’m blessed to have known you and thank you for being a second dad to JENNA and Trips, they always had a great time with you.
    Saint John the Baptist de la Salle, live in our hearts forever.