Of Malden. A longtime resident of Malden, passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 12th. Kelley was born in Melrose in 1969. She was raised and educated there, graduating from Melrose High School with the Class of 1987. She went on to become a Legal Secretary, first working for McNaught and Moriarty, and then Moriarty and Associates of Wakefield. Kelley enjoyed reading Harry Potter books, crafting, cake decorating and spending time at Hampton Beach with her son. Being an aunt was her favorite thing. Kelley was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Cummings, and her son Ryan Vaters.
She is survived by her mother, Dawn George and her husband Phil of Ellijay, GA, her step-sons Daniel Cummings of NH and Michael Cummings of Oregon, her siblings Sandy Sherman and her husband Michael of Fairhaven, MA, Gayle Kreis and her husband Joseph of Summerville, SC, and Jeff Leonard of Malden, MA, as well as her nieces and nephews Connor, Colleen, Nicole, Maddie, Grant, Sam and Nick.
A memorial service for Kelley will be held at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden on Friday, May 26th at 11 AM. Interment to follow in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.