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Norma F. (Rose) Shelly

Died: Wed., Aug. 1, 2012


Private Interment

Location: - Not available -


Visitation

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Aug. 03, 2012
Location: Brookside Chapel


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Hampstead, NH:  Norma F. (Rose) Shelly, 88, died on August 1, 2012 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Brookline, MA, daughter of the late Norman and Mary (Donnelly) Rose, she was raised and educated in local schools and graduated from Brookline High School.  She later attended Vespa-George Art School.

An accomplished portrait artist, she was a member of the Waltham Garden Club and a past president of the Waltham Emblem Club.

An avid Tennis player, she played competitively until the age of seventy-five.

Mrs. Shelly was predeceased by her husband Lt. Col. Lyle M. Shelly US Army (Ret.) and    is survived by her son, Lyle K. Shelly of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; two daughters Carole Sullivan and her husband Michael of Hampstead and Paula Shelly-Vasquez and her husband Victor of Waltham, MA; her foster son Kevin Coleman and his wife Mary of Needham, MA; one brother Kenneth Rose of Franklin, MA; two sisters Carol Fay of Newton, MA and Eleanor Fraser of Conway, SC; six grandchildren, Jennifer Hagerty, Melissa Colburn, Ryan Sullivan, Zayde Buti, Casey Coleman and Carolyn Coleman, four great grandchildren Samantha Hagerty, Hannah Hagerty, Connor Colburn and Spencer Colburn and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call TODAY Friday, August 3, 2012 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main Street, Rt. 121A, Plaistow Village, NH.  A private familyburial will be held at the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH.  To send messages of condolence or for directions to our facility please visit our website at www.brooksidechapelfh.com.



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Melissa
   Posted Thu August 02, 2012
Nan,
You have been the light of my life for 37 years. I am so lucky to have grown up with you and have shared the last 7 years under the same roof. My boys are better children because of the love and guidance that you provided for them. I am so proud to call you my Nana. I love you and will miss you dearly, but am comforted by the fact that you are reunited with Grampy, can chat with Auntie Pat, and can watch Kory paint the heavens.
Love always,
Missy

Wanda Lopez
   Posted Fri August 03, 2012
Dear Norma,
Thank you for always greeting me with a smile and a warm "Hi!" in the morning. Your sincere appreciation for all the things I would do for you made me feel more appreciated in a way that you may not have known. You are loved by a terrific family and I'm blessed to have known them. I'll miss hearing your voice and seeing your smile.
Your friend,
Wanda Lopez RN

Karen Kirrane Cinelli
   Posted Tue August 07, 2012
Carole, Paula, Lyle and Kevin: I am deeply saddened by the loss of your mom. She was always my Auntie Norma. We were so fortunate to have had our get togethers at the past weddings we attended. I have wonderful memories of just bumping into her grocery shopping at the Waltham Supermarket and our many talks. I will never forget being behind her at the wedding (think Jack & Betsys) in the buffet line when her skirt fell down. How we both laughed and what fun we had that day. I later wrote her a letter and sent it to NH to let her know that the same thing happended to me. I will never forget all of you and the great times we had in Marshfield and Florida. I loved her so much. Keep in touch..Love Cousin Karen

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