Nora (Kelley) Clifford of Dracut, MA

1928 - 2021

No Vistitation Date Scheduled


July 12, 2021
11 A.M.
Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford, MA

Nora (Kelley) Clifford, 92, of Dracut, formerly of Tyngsboro and Chelmsford, died Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home, Chelmsford, MA.
She was married to Edward R. Clifford for 65 years who predeceased her in 2017.
Born in Arlington, MA, she was the daughter of the late John P. and Emily (Newman) Kelley. Nora graduated from Arlington High School with the Class of 1946.
Nora worked as a Clerk for Chelmsford Dental Associates before retiring.
She previously worked at the Chelmsford Police Dept.
She loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by two daughters, Nora and her husband, David Arbeene of Pelham, NH and Nancy Clifford of Hudson, NH,; five grandchildren, Emily Linszner, Justin Cloutier and Rebecca Cloutier-Fay , Erin and Erica Clifford; three great grandchildren, Charlotte, Sam and Max and many nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Edward R. Clifford Jr. and mother-in-law of the late Tracy Morrow Clifford, sister of the late, John, James and Edward Kelley and Mildred Burns.
Funeral Monday, July 12, 2021 at 11 A.M. at Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at

6 Condolences for Nora (Kelley) Clifford of Dracut, MA

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    Patricia Surette


    Nora and Nancy so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a great lady and aunt.

    I remember all the good times we had on Locke Road.

    God Bless you all.
    Pat and Pete

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    Michael Kelley


    Sorry for your loss. We always looked forward to seeing them every year when they came back from Florida. May she Rest In Peace

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    Donna Persons


    I’m so sorry to hear Aunt Nonie has passed! Thinking of you all. Love Donna & Pat Persons

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    Carl & Nancy


    Nora & Nancy we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet mother. The was just the sweetest little lady, we just loved her. Sending you love at this different cult time. ❤️❤️

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    Don Clifford


    Nora and Nancy,
    Please know you both are in my thoughts and prayers. I will remember your Mom fondly. One of the sweetest persons I’ve had the privilege to know and love.

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    Karlene Lemieux


    So sorry for your loss, losing a parent is life changing. May you find the love that surrounds y


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