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November 18, 2012

Shirley E. Kelso, 89

Methuen — Shirley E. Kelso died November 9, 2012 at the age of 89. Shirley was the loving daughter to the late Earl A. Clough and Estelle M. Swanson and graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1941.

She married Albert E. Kelso on June 30, 1948 and they raised their family in Cambridge. Shirley worked as a letter sorter for the USPS for over 20 years. A member of the order of the Eastern Star, Shirley loved reading, camping, beaches, swimming, storytelling, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Devoted wife of Albert E. Kelso of Methuen; loving mother of Robert D. Kelso and his wife Loreen of Bridgewater, Susan E. Brooks and her husband James of NH, Jane M. Muccini and her husband Paul of N.J., the late Albert E. Kelso, Jr.; and mother in law of Kathy Kelso of Arlington. Loving “Grammy” to Mina, Timothy, Nicole, Jared, Paul Jr., Daniel and Kristin and great “Grammy” to Peyton, Riley, Hadley, and Zoey; sister to Barbara Ericsson of N.H., the late Doris Dresser, Mildred Stevens, Robert and Richard. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends are invited to a memorial service on November 24 at Groveland Congregational Church, 4 King Street, Groveland, followed by a collation in the Fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Red Cross, 139 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142. Burial will be held privately at a later date. For online guestbook and dir.’s visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com