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GREENVILLE and CORINTH – Kelly (Ashey) Arel, 51, wife of Michael Arel, passed away Feb. 12, 2010, in the loving comfort of friends and family, from colon cancer. She was born June 13, 1958, in Bangor, the youngest daughter of Leo and Kathleen (Munster) Ashey. Kelly graduated from Central High School in 1976 and attended the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. Her passion in life involved her pets: favorite dog, Bear and her cat, Tubby Two. Her other passions included cooking, baking, fishing, gardening, and loving and caring for family and friends. Kelly always made sure that her friends and family came first. She is survived by her husband, Michael Arel; her son, Robert Garner; her sisters, Faith Colburn and spouse, Edwin, and Debbie Dunham and her spouse, Gary; her brother, Richard Ashey and his wife, Colleen; four stepsons, Mike, Marco, Jaymus and Jayson and their families; aunts, uncles and cousins; her niece, Beth; and nephews, Steve and Jason. Kelly would also like to remember her special friends, Greg, Kelly, Keith, Michelle, Lee, Sheryl, Amy, John, Brianna, Sally, Gerald, Mike, Jimmy, Jim, Rob, Sharon and Jim, and all those at Hannaford, Brewer. Special thanks go to Mike and Iris Wood for the love, compassion and incredible strength while caring for Kelly in her final days. They opened their hearts and home to give her the care that she needed. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Kim. A celebration of her life will be held 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Jeff’s Catering, Brewer. Everyone is welcome. Those who wish to make memorial contributions, please send to Iris Wood, 2114 State Route, Bucksport, ME 04416. A service of Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor.

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