Published in the April 13, 2018 edition.

WAKEFIELD — Stephen Patrick Kiley, 85, said it best just two days before his passing Wednesday April 11, “ God knows the way and all is good.”  His faith led the way from here where he was a Dad, husband, brother, Uncle, business partner, coach and teammate for 85 years. His persistence carried him from his childhood home and work on Kiley Farm in Melrose to St. Mary’s Elementary School, Malden Catholic (’51) and Norwich University (’55) before completing his army service in Germany. With his wife of 40 years, Audrey (Mongeau) Kiley, his family grew to five children living and prospering in Lynnfield and Wakefield.

The camaraderie and sportsmanship from his own example was a lesson we hope to carry forward, along with his enduring faith and, mostly, his persistence.

He was the son of the late Michael Francis and Ann (Hegerty) Kiley of Ireland and Melrose. He is survived by his siblings and families, Ann Grazewski, Philomena Carmichael, Kevin and wife Carol Kiley. His children, Carolyn, Patrick, Joanne, Michael and Paul. Spouses and grandchildren: Richard and Caitlyn, Dayna, Padraig and Duncan, Susanne, Sara, Amanda and Kevin, Denise, Julia, Bryce and Jackson. In-Laws Paul and Joan Mongeau and Philip and Nancy Mongeau and many nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Bruddy. He is pre-deceased by Barbara (Poock) Kiley, his loving second wife.

We are forever grateful for the love and support of all who knew and cared for him including Paul and Joan, our siblings by extension, and neighbors Joan and Bill Snell. His longtime business partner Larry O’Rourke, with whom he had their manufacturer representative business SNS Sales, is like another brother. The caring and compassionate help of so many enriched our lives. Dr. Sen and Carol Roberts, PA, his helper Elaine Leach, all our Sunrise Assisted Living of Lynnfield family, Michelle and all from Excella and the All Care Hospice Team. And, special thanks to Melrose Wakefield Hospital where Mom worked for 40 years in the maternity ward and where Dad received excellent care. We are extremely grateful to you all.

Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Sunday, April 15, from 2 – 5 p.m. Funeral procession from Gately Funeral Home on Monday morning April 16 at 9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St. Wakefield at 10 a.m. Interment at Forest Glade Cemetery in Wakefield. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.  To send a message of condolence please visit