Lesley J. (Sackman) Kelley

Lesley J. (Sackman) Kelley, 71, of Mattapoisett passed away at home on Wednesday August 1, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of the late Paul M. Kelley, Jr.

Born on September 3, 1940 in Hackensack, New Jersey, the daughter of the late Eugene R. and Dorothea (Winslow) Sackman, she was raised in New Jersey and New York, and moved to Mattapoisett when she was 17 years old . She and her late husband enjoyed spending time during the winter at their home in Vero Beach, Florida.

She was a graduate of Fairhaven High School and Virginia Intermont College.

Lesley worked as a registered nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital for 26 years.

Her passions were being around her children and grandchildren, reading, and watching the Boston Red Sox.

She is survived by her three children, Donna M. L. MacDougall and her husband Chris of Marion, Katherine A. Linhares and her husband Edgerton Coble of Melrose, and Donald Linhares Jr. and his wife Catherine of South Dartmouth; two sisters, Nancy Makuch of Stagecoach, Nevada and Janet Day of Lebanon, Indiana; her grandchildren, Jonathan and Hannah MacDougall, Alicia and Lilly Coble, and Miles and Gretchen Linhares; and her cousins, Peggy and Penny Dervitz of New Jersey.


The family would like to thank the caregivers from Tender Hearts Home Health Care for their support and unconditional care provided to Lesley.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Monday (Aug. 6th) at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 124 Front St., Marion. Burial will follow in Cushing Cemetery. Arrangments are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hawthorn Cancer Center, 537 Faunce Corner Rd, Dartmouth, MA 02747 and Community Nurse & Hospice Care, P.O. Box 751,Fairhaven, MA 02719. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

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