Obituary: Shaun J. Kelly, 63

Shaun J. Kelly, 63, a former longtime Natick resident, died Wednesday night, March 20, 2012, at Merrimack Valley Hospital.

Born, raised and educated in Natick, he was a son of the late Patrick J. and Marjorie E. (Nelson) Kelly. He was a 1967 graduate of Natick High School, where he enjoyed various sports, particularly hockey. Shaun was employed right out of school as a driver for Bostonian Beverage. He continued with the company delivering Pepsi products throughout the MetroWest area for nearly 20 years. He had also driven several years distributing for Budweiser. Following a severe injury in 1991, Shaun was no longer able to continue with his career and needed nursing care for the rest of his life. An outdoorsman, Shaun loved hunting and camping in Maine and spending summer days in New Hampshire at Hampton Beach. He remained a great sports fan and was a longtime booster with the Natick American Legion Post 107.

Father of Erin M. Kelly, who died in 1994, he is survived by his daughter, Patricia Dunn and her husband, Stephen, of Southborough; a son, Kevin P. Leavitt of Providence, R.I.; two grandchildren. Christopher J. Brown and Brooke K. Dunn, both of Southborough; a sister, Patricia Sullivan of Natick; two brothers, Michael Kelly of Florida, and Daniel P. Kelly and his wife, Janice, of Natick; and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his former wife, Martha (Hanna) Kelly, and a sister, Kathleen Scott.

Relatives and friends may visit with the family Wednesday, March 28, between 5 and 7 p.m., at the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St., Natick. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Shaun’s memory to a hospice of ones choice. For directions and to leave condolences please visit

(Obituary courtesy of Everett & Sons Funeral Home)

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