OLD ORCHARD BEACH – Nancy Lee Kelley, 74, died at Southern Maine Health Care on November 4, 2022. She was born in Providence, RI on December 7, 1947, the daughter of Mathew and Dorothy Susel Marks. Nancy was a proud graduate of Pawtucket West High School, Pawtucket, RI
Nancy has been involved with many organizations including the Rotary Club of Saco Bay, Gold Star Mothers of America, American Legion Post 57 Auxiliary, and VFW #7997 of Old Orchard Beach. Nancy was instrumental in establishing the Christopher Scott Cash Memorial Scholarship Fund in honor of her son who was killed in the line of duty during Operation Iraqi Freedom. All proceeds benefit senior graduates who continue their education. The Memorial 5K “Run For Cash” and Family Run Day are held every summer with hundreds of runners, walkers and kids taking part.
Most recently Nancy worked at Len Libby Chocolates in Scarborough where she was such a delight to customers. Always a smile on his face!
Nancy was predeceased by her son, Captain Christopher Cash.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Kelley, they were married for 46 years; daughters Jodie Olivo of North Providence, RI and husband Stephen, and Stacey Stine of Hollywood, Florida and husband Barry; one sister, Rhoda Allard; four grandchildren, Jennifer Catanzaro, Christopher Cash, Rebecca Olivo, Mathew Cash; and three great-grandchildren, Christopher Cash, John Cash and Steven Catanzaro.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Salvation Army Corp, 2 Sixth St., Old Orchard Beach at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 19 with Maj. Dan Brunelle presiding, reception to follow
Donations made will be made in Nancy’s honor at the
Christopher S. Cash Memorial Scholarship Fund,
care of Saco and Biddeford Savings Institution,
2 Portland Avenue,
Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064
Obituary: Richard Finnerty