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Elwin Paul Kelley

December 25, 1965 — August 17, 2022

St. Johnsbury

Elwin Paul Kelley

St. Johnsbury, VT: Elwin Paul Kelley, age 56, of Old Bradley Road, died unexpectedly in his sleep early Wednesday morning, August 17, 2022, at his home in St. Johnsbury, VT. 

Elwin was born on December 25, 1965, in Newport, VT, son to the late Elwin Gilbert, Jr. and Deborah Anne (Freehart) Kelley. He was raised and educated in Barton attending Lake Region Union High School.  Elwin enjoyed watching the Red Sox, NASCAR (his favorites were Dale Earnhardt, Jr & Sr, and Chase Elliot), MMA boxing, gambling at the casinos playing Texas Hold-em, cooking & smoking meats.  He loved the outdoors whether it was hunting or fishing, sitting by the pond or around the bonfire.  He was a member of the Grange in Barnet and loved animals, especially his cat, Salem.

He is survived by his fiancé, Deborah Perry, of St. Johnsbury, his 4 siblings: Bobbie Jo Beauregard (Paul) of Barton, Lisa Lanoue (Jeffrey) of Orleans, Scott Kelley (Shelly) of Lexington, KY, Chad Kelley (Samantha) of Springfield, OH, Deb’s sister: Carol Smith ( Duane Berry) of St. Johnsbury and their kids: Randy & Justin Roy, nieces & nephews: Courtney & Isiah Kelley, Dustin(Meg) & Alex(Araceli) Beauregard, Caleb(Samantha) & Matthew(Becca) Lanoue, Gabe, Ben, Katie Kelley.

A Graveside Service will be held at 2PM on Monday, August 22, 2022, at the Welcome O’Brown Cemetery in Barton, VT. There will be no Calling Hours.  

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