Submitted by his Wife
Kelly Page loved three things; his family‚ friends‚ and the fire department. After a 13 year career in the Navy‚ Kelly joined the Lowell Fire Department in March of 2002. Although only a firefighter for a short time‚ he had achieved a life long dream.
Kelly loved his wife Katie and three young daughters Kyleigh‚ Kaelin‚ and Keara. He was a great supporter of all their endeavors. In addition‚ he coached all their sports. Most importantly were basketball and softball. He was a role model to many youth. Even though he had no sons‚ he found the time to coach in the Lowell Junior High Football program. Fitness was something he believed in strongly. This was witness by his part time job at Powerhouse Gym.
After joining the department‚ Kelly was honored with the recognition of Firefighter of the Year 2003 for the attempted rescue of trapped victim‚ along with other firefighters. In addition he was awarded Massachusetts Medal of Valor 2003 for that same rescue. Kelly was posthumously awarded the Lowell Firefighter of the Year 2007.
Kelly was originally from Dalton‚ GA‚ but eventually moved to MA in 1998 to raise his family. He was a big‚ strong guy with a gentle demeanor. He was a friend to all‚ and knew everyone. Kelly genuining loved children and was a fixture around the school where his wife Katie taught.
Kelly is survived by his wife Katie‚ daughters Kyleigh‚ Kaelin and Keara.