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“My deepest sympathy to the family. I have known George for years. The 1st time I met him was at a CB gathering years ago, his handle Deacon, after...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Joan Costas - Melrose, MA

“Dave, Ron and LauraWe are so sad to hear about Uncle George. The memories of the Kelloway family will stay with us forever. Cape Cod, fourth of july...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Steve Kelloway - portsmouth, NH

“You were our great volunteer, our friend and coworker. You impacted so many people, always smiling, joking around, so kind and caring. Your girls in...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: J H - Melrose, MA - Friend

“To my father-in-law George,I am very saddened at the passing of a wonderful man George.WE had many discussions on many topics such as sports,...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Jack McLaughlin - Abington, MA

“I met George through his phone calls with his cousin, my Mom. We continued calls, Facebook and IMs. I wish I had known him better as we have common...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy Hodgson - Rutland, VT

“Ronnie, David and Laura,I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle George. He was such a wonderful person, always checking up on everyone in the...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Sue Husson - Poinciana, FL

“A candle Dad this morning.Tomorrow will be the hardest day im going to have to face.My piece of heart will be going with you when the day is done.My...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Laura Kelloway - Abington, MA

“My heart is broke in so many pieces. Dad you'll never will know how much I loved you. You'll always will have a piece of my heart and I will have...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Laura Kelloway - Abington, MA

“On behalf of the entire Draper Quarter Century Club we want to express our deepest sympathies, thoughts, and prayers to the Kelloway family on George...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: David Fudge - Cambridge, MA

“Will miss your texts Uncle George! ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Sandy Kelloway - Bradenton, FL

“I will never forget my precious friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family, especially David and Mary who were so welcoming to me...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Beth Cassier - Wakefield, MA

“Laura ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Laura Kelloway - Abington, MA

“George and my Dad both love coffee SOO much that my dad almost my birth because he and George decided to stop and get a cup of coffee as my mom was...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Melissa MacPhee-Freitas - Melrose, MA


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Mr. George R. Kelloway, Sr., of Epsom, NH and formerly longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 20, 2018, at age 90.

George was born on April 17, 1928 in Winchester, one of ten children of the late William and Gertrude (Parsons) Kelloway. Raised in Wakefield, George enlisted in the United States Navy at age 17 before graduating from high school. He served his country proudly during WWII as an Engineman, 3rd Class. Following his honorable discharge, George was married to Gladys Stone and they lived in Everett and Malden before settling in Melrose to raise a family of three.

George worked for MIT/Draper Labs as a Master Electrician for many years. With great dedication to his trade, expertise, and a strong work ethic, George assisted in the design and installation of classified "clean rooms." He loved his working career but retired at age 51 due to health complications. With a strong desire to continue working and with his Melrose ties, George found a position as a volunteer at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. George again dedicated himself to his job, volunteering for over 30 years at the hospital, and generously donating nearly 6,000 hours of his time and presence.

George was a genuine, sociable, and humble man who found great joy in developing new and old relationships. With his easy nature and good sense of humor, George was well loved and served as the unofficial Mayor wherever he was. Whether in Melrose at Mother's Pizza, or in Epsom, NH at the local coffee shop, friends and neighbors gathered around George for good conversation and a laugh. For years, he made a positive impact in Melrose as a hospital volunteer and later in Epsom, NH as he organized and completed the restoration of the town's veteran memorial.

George had a love for Cape Cod, especially Buzzard's Bay where his family had roots and he enjoyed fly fishing. While in Melrose, George served the community as an Alderman for the City of Melrose. George also enjoyed watching the Red Sox and had an interest in the CB radio. In his free time, he organized local meet ups and cookouts to socialize with other CB enthusiasts for several years.

George will be remembered as a gentle, kind soul. His love for family lives on through the next generations who now have George as the family angel. George will be missed but his memory will carry on.

The Kelloway family wishes to express their deep gratitude for the care and compassion received from the nurses and caregivers of the Concord Regional VNA.

George was the beloved husband of the late Gladys B. (Stone) Kelloway with whom he shared 63 years of marriage. Devoted father of Ron "Blue" Kelloway and his wife Ruth of Exeter, NH, Laura P. Kelloway and her companion Jack McLaughlin of Abington, and David S. Kelloway, Sr. and his wife Mary of Epsom, NH. Dear brother of Gertrude Alley of Melrose, and the late Ralph, Ernest, Alva, Matthew, Mildred, Mary, William and Walter. Cherished grandfather of 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather in honor of George's life for a Graveside Service at Wyoming Cemetery, 205 Sylvan St., Melrose on Thursday, April 26, at 10am. Military honors will be presented by the US Navy. Gifts in George's memory may be made to Concord Regional VNA, 30 Pillsbury St., Concord, NH 03301 or the American Legion Post #112, 1044 Short Falls Rd., Epsom NH 03234.