DEERING, NH: Alfred “Fonzie” E. Kelley, 78, of Deering, NH passed away Tuesday, February 15, 2022.
He was born November 22, 1943 in Hillsboro, NH, the son of Ernest Kelley and Dolores (Norton) Kelley and resided in New Hampshire his entire life.
His family members include his loving wife of 56 years, Judith, two children Tina and Patrick, nine grandchildren, Zachary, Amber, Lia, Erik, Meagan, Matthew, Alec, Alexis and Aiden, five great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Ellie, Barry, Lydia and Luna, six sisters, Alice, Connie, Jackie, Josephine, Kathy and Polly, two brothers, Dale and Stuart, and several niece, nephews and cousins.
He was pre-deceased by his son, Alan, sister, Beverly, and five brothers, Arthur, Charlie, Ernie, Timmy and Wayne.
Alfred was a dedicated and loyal member of the community. He served as a police officer in Greenfield and Francestown and was the Deering Police Chief for more than four years. He retired from the town of Deering Highway Department in April of 2012. He was called out of retirement for his expert skills plowing the roads with the grader and had over 40 years of faithful service. He had a passion for hunting and teaching the art of the hunt to children. In addition to teaching his children and grandchildren to hunt, he taught many others. He formed a special bond with this extended hunting family, Sarah, Morgan, Riley, Holden, Grace, Brennan and Liz. The only thing that was bigger than his huge magnetic smile was Alfred’s heart.
The Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home & Cremation Service is assisting the family.
There will be a celebration of life at a later date.