Donald Andrew Jelley of Lowell, Massachusetts

1931 - 2024

US Veteran U.S. Army

No Vistitation Date Scheduled


Funeral

June 8, 2024

Private Funeral Service

Donald Andrew Jelley or “DJ” as he was affectionately called by his family and friends, passed away in his home in Lowell, Massachusetts, on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024, at the age of 92.

Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late George Jelley and the late Lillian (Miller) Jelley.

Donald graduated from Lowell High School with the Class of 1951 and was Captain and All Star of the Lowell High football team. He served in the U.S. Army First Signal Corp in Germany.

He was employed by Lowell Gas Company for over 41 years.

He was a member of the First United Baptist Church.

Donald is survived by his sister Pat Scaplen of Westford, MA, nieces, nephews, and his extended family on the Gentle side.

He was the fiancé of the late Helen Gentle of Lowell who passed away on July 24, 2023.

FUNERAL NOTICE

Per Donald’s request, a private ceremony will be held at Westlawn I Cemetery. Don’s ashes and name will be added to the Gentle plot. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

5 Condolences for Donald Andrew Jelley of Lowell, Massachusetts

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    Tom Gentle

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    Uncle Don, you will be missed! Rest in Eternal Peace.

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    Nancy Lynne

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    Rest in Peace Uncle Don. You are now at peace with Aunty Helen. I miss you both!

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    Marilyn Fenton

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    I remember great times visiting you and Helen growing up. You will be missed by many. Rest in Peace with Helen 🙏🏼

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    Bill Curry

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    Don and Helen were generous and kind lifelong neighbors. We are left with wonderful memories.

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    Michael Anderson

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    Don was just a terrific stand-up guy, so gracious and hospitable, generous and kind. May his soul deservedly enter the gates of Heaven.

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