Courtland E. Kelley

Passed away on September 30, 2015
Courtland Everett "Grampy Court" Kelley, 84, of Chatham passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on September 30th, after a brief illness. He is predeceased by his father John W, his mother Thelma and his brother Jack. Courtland was born in Maine in 1931 and moved to Chatham as a young boy, when his father was transferred to the Chatham Coast Guard. He graduated from Chatham High School in 1949 and shortly after enlisted in the Army, where he served as a fireman in Korea. Courtland was a hardworking man and became a master electrician, owning his own business and wiring "most" of the homes around town. He was a member and past Commander of the Chatham VFW, as well as an enthusiastic player on their softball team. He was a passionate Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots fan, to a fault. Courtland had an exceptionally quick wit, an impish grin and an amazingly generous heart. He was tough to beat at anything, especially cribbage. He loved a good story, but rarely got them right. Courtland is predeceased by his "POSSLQ", Lionne Peltier. He is survived by son John and wife Lee of Orleans, son Scott and wife Linda of Chatham and daughter Kimberly and husband Rob Moss of Harwich, as well as his beloved grandchildren Christopher, Michael and Courtney. Our family would like to express heartfelt thanks to all of his wonderful friends through the years who would drop in for a cup of tea or a Pepsi, especially George Robertson and Christine Teason. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wild Care or Hospice of Cape Cod. Friends and family are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, October 5th from 4 PM to 7 PM at Nickerson Funeral Home on Crowell Road in Chatham. Burial will be private. For online condolences please visit