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Rev. Richard A. Kellaway of Dorchester, MA, passed away after a short illness on March 21, 2021 at the age of 86.

Loving father of Ronald Kellaway of New Bedford and Andrea Kellaway of Dorchester. Loving grandfather of Ethan Kellaway and Angela Stites. Brother of John Kellaway of NH, Joanne Kellaway of Taunton, Susan Creeden of Wareham, the late Kendall P. Kellaway, Sr., and the late Patricia Hess.

He is also survived by his former wife Jean Dickinson Kellaway. He was the son of the late Arthur K. and Bertha (Sturtevant) Kellaway and stepson of the late Lorraine (Lowell) Kellaway.

Richard was born in Newton, MA, and graduated from Antioch College 1956, Southern Illinois University 1957, and Harvard Divinity School 1961.

He served as a Unitarian Universalist minister in many parishes including New Bedford, New York City, Sarasota, FL, and Dorchester, to name a few.

Richard was an avid reader, a gifted writer, world traveler and art collector. He also loved the opera and classical music.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. For additional information and the online guestbook, please visit