Charles Kelly, 72

Apr 2, 2018

Charles T. Kelly, 72, of Mattapoisett passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018 at home surrounded by his family after a four year battle with brain cancer. He was the husband of Maureen E. (Craig) Kelly.

Born in Boston, son of the late Charles J. and Elizabeth (Cefelo) Kelly, he lived in Easton and Mattapoisett for most of his life.

He was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church in Mattapoisett.

Chalres attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was also a two sport scholarship recipient for both baseball and football.

Following graduation, he was employed by Trane for four years as a sales engineer. He partnered with Milhench, Inc. and and started R.A.C. Services where he was the owner for over thirty years. Upon closing R.A.C.'s doors, he became the MEP Project Manger for Gilbane until his illness.

Charles enjoyed boating, skiing, working on his wife's beautiful gardens, vacations, and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years; four children, Kimberly A. DeLeo, Maureen K. Mullen, Michael C. Kelly and his wife Jessica, and Kevin C. Kelly and his wife Heather; ten grandchildren, Talia and Gianna DeLeo, Luke, Emma, and Caillaigh Mullen, Isabelle, Tyler, and Hazel Kelly, and Tanner and Declan Kelly; four siblings, Joseph Kelly and his wife Stephanie, William Kelly, Robert Kelly and his wife Patricia, and Jean Canty and her husband Thomas; and many nieces and nephews.

His memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, April 5th from 4-8 p.m. at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. His funeral mass will be held on Friday, April 6th at 9 a.m. at St. Anthony's Church in Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made toward Kim and Maureen's ride in the Pan-Mass Challenge, which supports Dana-Farber Cancer Research.

Checks can be made out to PMC and mailed to 1 Brant Beach Avenue, Mattapoisett, MA 02739 or online for Kim at or for Maureen. For directions and guestbook, please visit