Louise S. (Spooner) Kelsey, 100

Jun 9, 2020

Louise S. (Spooner) Kelsey, 100, of Mattapoisett died peacefully on June 5 at the Alden Court Nursing Home, in Fairhaven.

She was the wife of the late Philip H. Kelsey, Sr., married 59 years.

  • Born in Plymouth, the daughter of the late Harold S. and Bertha L. (Ellis) Spooner, she lived in Mattapoisett most of her life. Her previous residences included; Fairhaven, Pocasset and Newtonville.
  • Louise was a graduate of Fairhaven High School Class of 1937.
  • She was a member of The Mattapoisett Congregational Church, The Woman's Guild - New Bedford Chapter Daughters of the Revolution, Mattapoisett Woman's Club, Mattapoisett Woman's Bowling League and a woman's bridge group.
  • She was formerly employed as a Civil Service examiner and an answering service operator.
  • She was also a school volunteer aide at Center School of Mattapoisett.
  • Later, Louise was elected President of the Alden Court Resident Council for two terms, 2018-2019, and stayed in helping the board till her passing.
  • Survivors include three sons, Philip H. Kelsey, Jr. and his wife Linda and Gregory E. Kelsey and his fiancĂ© Angela Brede, all of Mattapoisett and Robert A. Kelsey and his wife Karen of Maine (formerly of East Freetown); as well as several grandchildren; Susan Linhares, John Everett, Philip Kelsey III, Lisa Dumas, Evan Kelsey, Cameron Reedwisch, Jake Reedwisch and great grandchildren; Sean Everett, Tori Dumas, as well as several nieces and nephews.
  • She was the mother of the late Diane Kelsey Carhart and the sister of the late Tobey Spooner and Sprague Spooner. She was also grandmother to the late Andrew Gregory Kelsey, John Philip Everett and great grandmother to the late Steven Everett.
  • Due to the current restrictions on public gatherings, her funeral service and burial will be private for immediate family.
  • In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to; The Lighthouse Animal Shelter, 596 Hathaway Road, New Bedford, MA 02740. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett.