Condolence & Memory Journal

Brian's presence will always be felt on the Mt. Road in South Tamworth as we walk past the Kelly's place. He and Sara have always been the neighbors you look up to in so many ways, as they greeted you along your walk.

Posted by Brian Hoag - So. Tamworth, NH - Friend   April 28, 2021

Sara, I am sorry to hear of your loss which must be very difficult -- having had so many years together. I never knew Brian very well -- but I remember the times you and I had together in the group that Tako Dwyer pulled together in the early 1980s. I know this is a time of grieving for you and you family, but let me know if you'd like to meet up for coffee sometime. I'd love to see you. Lynne 617-888-5891

Posted by Lynne Potts - Boston, MA - Neighbor   April 26, 2021

Jim and I had the pleasure of dancing with Brian and Sara in Tamworth and the good fortune to do a little gardening for them as well as stand on street corners holding signs together. What an inspirational, loving couple and we feel so lucky to have been a part of their life, even if only in a small way.

Posted by Jim Shea and Cathy Arseneault-Shea - South Tamworth, NH - Neighbor   April 25, 2021

Thank you Brian, your faith and service inspired my career.

Posted by Deb Chausse - Lowell, MA - Friend   April 22, 2021

I was fortunate enough to have known Brian for the majority of my life. I got to know him and his family through the years as a friend, neighbor and nanny to his grandchildren. He was so kind and generous, quick to laugh and have fun. He will be dearly missed on the hill. All of our love and thoughts go out to the whole. family. ~ The Stowbridge and Klein Family

Posted by Jennifer Klein (Stowbridge) - Neighbor   April 21, 2021


I had the honor of working with Brian for several years in the 90s when I was an affordable housing activist at Old South Church. He was always ready to take on the next challenge with good humor and creativity. A beacon of light for all who knew him.

Posted by Martha Solish (now Em McManamy) - Providence, RI - Coworker   April 18, 2021

Brian Kelley's expansive vision of life, and the possibilities of our purpose in our short time on this earth, touched me along with so many others. From my first memories of him at a family christening when I was a small child, to so many Epiphany sings, I will miss him and value think fondly of the time I had with him.

Posted by Sarah Lewis McVity - Family   April 18, 2021

Rest in peace, Brian.

Posted by Bro. Dan Walters, OSB - Friend   April 17, 2021

Brian showed me many things in the short time that I knew him. Most important to me was his kindness, his courage and his absolute love and adoration for his family. May we all be so lucky to have met a man like that! He will definitely be missed.

Posted by Donna Nylin - Glen, NH - Friend   April 17, 2021

As soon as I saw the photograph of Brian memories were triggered from over 30 years ago of contra dances in Tamworth, New Hampshire. Brian and his wife, Sarah, were always there. They were excellent dancers and the kindest of folks. I am sorry to hear of his passing. What a positive life he lead.

Posted by Johanna Vienneau - Freedom, NH - acquaintance   April 17, 2021