Randall E. Kelley, 54, of Bristol, died unexpectedly, Saturday, May 13, 2023. He was born in Manchester, the son of Frederick Kelley and Lynne (Cote) Heroux. Randall attended Manchester Central School and went on to work with his father in his car dealership in Candia, moving from there to Manchester and dealerships there. About eight years ago he started his own business, “Dirty Deeds Professional Services” in Londonderry.
Randall was incredibly passionate about where our country and society were headed politically. Although a recent transplant to Bristol, he served the Town on the Planning Board and as Chair of the CIP committee. He could be found Friday mornings at “The Pit” where he and other like-minded citizens would debate and consider what next steps could help to better the community, state, and country.
Two years ago, he married Janice (Davideit) and the two became a perfect pair. They created their own little farm, Turdukinfarm, which he loved. He proceeded to plant gardens, tend animals, work on renovating the farmhouse, shop, shuttle grandchildren and generally oversee all other household activities so Janice could focus on her business. Randall also enjoyed hunting and fishing and in his younger years, Karate and body building.
He is survived by his wife Janice and her grandchildren, Taylor, Lexi and Delany all of Bristol; a sister Stephanie Kelley-Fournier of Manchester; a brother, Robie Kelley of Goffstown; step siblings Danielle, Melissa, and Brett; an aunt, Donna Cote` Welch of Idaho and many cousins.
The family invites you to attend and share your stories of his life at a celebration of his life on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 6:30pm at the Historic Old Town Hall, 45 Summer Street, Bristol. Parking with a short walk may be found at the Bristol Town offices, 5 School Street, the Bristol Elementary School, 55 School Street, or in the municipal lots in downtown Bristol. In lieu of flowers, any donations to help support the ones he has left behind would be greatly appreciated. Donations may be made by using clicking on the donations tab at the top of the page.
Janice shares this personal reflection: “Mental Illness is a real disease which robs us of our ability to think clearly, often depriving the individual the ability to seek counsel in a timely fashion. Voices, thoughts, stresses, SIN, all play a role, and when decisions are made by those that are unhealthy, we are left with the questions.
Here is your answer: He and he alone decided to end his life, for his own reasons, and his Death is Enough. We can’t change it. We cannot try to assume or judge why someone makes those decisions. We don’t need to make sense of it, it is up to God at this point. There is no logical reason someone makes this choice.
Comforting someone experiencing this kind of grief, must be, meeting them where they’re at. Please don’t ask why, how, or what happened. He’s gone & we are shaken. Please respect that.
I can tell you that Randall didn’t have a relationship with the Lord. As many of us understand, when that piece of the puzzle is missing Satan prays on those souls, making it believable that that you are not enough, you don’t deserve love and appreciation. Satan will do whatever it takes to make you question yourself or do things completely out of character and is often is unseen by those who love the lost. Only God knew this would happen, and I must be content to praise Him and look at what I can learn from this to move on.
Our sadness is personal, and our grief is real. I would appreciate it, for the girls and I, that any conversations not praising our Lord and showing mercy be quickly extinguished and directed in a loving manner to focus on the truth that we know…We have experienced a terrible loss & his death is enough.”
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