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Official Obituary of: Kelley F. Phipps, 66, on October 15, 2021

Kelley F. Phipps, 66, on October 15, 2021

PLAINVILLE – Kelley F. Phipps, 66, of Sunset Acres passed away Friday, October 15, 2021 after a brief illness surrounded by his devoted family.  He was the loving husband of Paula (Petti) Phipps for 43 years.

Born May 30, 1955 in Attleboro, he was a son of the late Frankland and Mary E. Hope Kelley.

Kelley grew up in North Attleboro and has been a resident of Plainville for the past seven years.

He attended North Attleboro High School and served as a U.S. Marine, living in San Clemente, CA while stationed at Camp Pendleton.

Kelley retired as a foreman for the North Attleboro Parks and Recreation Department seven years ago.

He was a lifetime member of the Elks in North Attleboro and loved spending time socializing with family and friends, especially at “The Barn”.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Jaclyn Gikis and husband Michael of Attleboro and their children: Brock and Vincent Gikis; three siblings: brother Timothy Phipps of Sagamore, his twin sister Patricia Phipps of Plainville and June Barrett of Franklin; and many nieces and nephews.  He was brother of the late Stephen Phipps.

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, October 20 from 4-8 p.m. at Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.  A burial will be held on Thursday, October 21 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Attleboro Falls.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the World War I Memorial Park Zoo, 43 South Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760.

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  • Paula: Sorry for the late response,but was saddened when I read your husband’s obituary. My he rest in peace with the angels. Hope your doing well

  • Kelley was a great person.  He always made this senior citizen feel welcome.  He is greatly missed.

  • Paula praying for love, peace and healing during this difficult time. We are sorry we couldn’t attend the services. Our heart and thoughts are with you. Love, Deb & Ed, G2

  • Paula…..our deepest sympathy to you and your family.  Our thoughts and prayers and with you.

    Terri and Ed Glode

  • My sincerest condolences to the Entire Phipps Family. Kelley was a Unique Personality that will live on in Everyone’s hearts.

  • Paula Jackie  and Michael and children   My deepest condolences to all of you and continued prayers for your healing

  • Paula , Jackie and  family ~ Sincerest condolences and sympathy as you mourn the loss  of your Keldog .Elsie and Bob and Kim. 
    He had a very special spot in my heart and I was truly blessed to have known him and have worked along side him at the Park! Many party’s and laughs ! Luv ya Kelley ? I know pirates jumped up on your shoulder as soon as you enter eternity. 

  • Dear Paula  I am so sorry and you are in my prayers and  my thoughts and I feel Kelly was  such a close friend and will be missed. He will be in our hearts forever. 

  • Paula and Family I am heartbroken for you.. May you find comfort in knowing, he smiling down knowing how lucky he was to have you all. May is memories fill your heart forever
    love Tammy Lee

  • Dear Paula, Jackie and family. We are so sorry for your loss of your Kelley. We offer our prayer and condolences during this time of loss. May Kelley rest in peace. Love, Ken & Linda Phipps & family

  • So very sorry for the loss of a great guy to you Paula and your family. Kelley will be greatly missed by all that had the opportunity and pleasure to have known him.

  • Dear Paula, please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. Kelly was always light-hearted, taking life one day at a time. I am sure you will miss him. My prayers are for you and the family as you carry on from here. If you need anything, let me know. I am forever grateful for your support of my Mom before she passed a number of years ago. Forever yours – God bless! 

  • Kelley will be greatly missed.  We had many laughs together over the years.  Many Blessings to Kelley’s family and friends during this time of mourning and celebration of his life.

  • Thinking of your entire family during this trying time.
    I’ll miss Kelley driving by with his big smile.

  • To Paula and Jackie, Kelley was a fun person who I knew while growing up. Steve his brother was one of my best friends while in grade school years. I remember Kelley as a child while we all played together in the north end of town where they lived. I’m proud of knowing him during his lifetime. Becoming a marine with his brother Tim made me proud I was his cousin. I salute you Kelley and hope that Jesus Christ will gather all of us in the heavens one day. What a glorious day that will be for all eternity. Cousin Tommy Phipps

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  1. To Paula and Jackie, Kelley was a fun person who I knew while growing up. Steve his brother was one of my best friends while in grade school years. I remember Kelley as a child while we all played together in the north end of town where they lived. I’m proud of knowing him during his lifetime. Becoming a marine with his brother Tim made me proud I was his cousin. I salute you Kelley and hope that Jesus Christ will gather all of us in the heavens one day. What a glorious day that will be for all eternity. Cousin Tommy Phipps

  2. Thinking of your entire family during this trying time.
    I’ll miss Kelley driving by with his big smile.

  3. Kelley will be greatly missed.  We had many laughs together over the years.  Many Blessings to Kelley’s family and friends during this time of mourning and celebration of his life.

  4. Dear Paula, please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. Kelly was always light-hearted, taking life one day at a time. I am sure you will miss him. My prayers are for you and the family as you carry on from here. If you need anything, let me know. I am forever grateful for your support of my Mom before she passed a number of years ago. Forever yours – God bless! 

  5. So very sorry for the loss of a great guy to you Paula and your family. Kelley will be greatly missed by all that had the opportunity and pleasure to have known him.

  6. Dear Paula, Jackie and family. We are so sorry for your loss of your Kelley. We offer our prayer and condolences during this time of loss. May Kelley rest in peace. Love, Ken & Linda Phipps & family

  7. Paula and Family I am heartbroken for you.. May you find comfort in knowing, he smiling down knowing how lucky he was to have you all. May is memories fill your heart forever
    love Tammy Lee

  8. Dear Paula  I am so sorry and you are in my prayers and  my thoughts and I feel Kelly was  such a close friend and will be missed. He will be in our hearts forever. 

  9. Paula , Jackie and  family ~ Sincerest condolences and sympathy as you mourn the loss  of your Keldog .Elsie and Bob and Kim. 
    He had a very special spot in my heart and I was truly blessed to have known him and have worked along side him at the Park! Many party’s and laughs ! Luv ya Kelley ? I know pirates jumped up on your shoulder as soon as you enter eternity. 

  10. Paula Jackie  and Michael and children   My deepest condolences to all of you and continued prayers for your healing

  11. My sincerest condolences to the Entire Phipps Family. Kelley was a Unique Personality that will live on in Everyone’s hearts.

  12. Paula…..our deepest sympathy to you and your family.  Our thoughts and prayers and with you.

    Terri and Ed Glode

  13. Paula praying for love, peace and healing during this difficult time. We are sorry we couldn’t attend the services. Our heart and thoughts are with you. Love, Deb & Ed, G2

  14. Kelley was a great person.  He always made this senior citizen feel welcome.  He is greatly missed.

  15. Paula: Sorry for the late response,but was saddened when I read your husband’s obituary. My he rest in peace with the angels. Hope your doing well

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