Kelly Jean Tapley
Millinocket - Kelly Jean (Michaud) Tapley, 24, of Millinocket, wife of Charles Earl Tapley Jr, passed away unexpectedly shortly after giving birth to their son Wyatt John Tapley on February 5, 2020 with her family by her side. Kelly was born on March 21, 1995 in Millinocket to John Henry and Gerie Dawn (Mackin) Michaud.
Kelly graduated from Stearns High School in 2013 and had recently completed her degree in medical coding and billing at Central Maine Community College.
Family meant the world to Kelly. She loved to spend time with her family as often as possible. Kelly enjoyed weekly family dinners, summer boat rides on Ambajejus Lake, playing with her niece and nephew, Sunday football gatherings and card games at her childhood home. She had many friends of which she cherished deeply. She had a zest for life and love. Kelly was overjoyed to have married the love of her life and settle down in her home town to start a family.
Kelly is predeceased by her paternal grandparents Richard and Jean (Mascetta) Michaud; maternal grandfather Carleton Mackin; and her beautiful son Wyatt John Tapley all of Millinocket.
She is survived by her loving husband Charles Earl Tapley Jr and their two "nugs" Oscar Meyer and Winston Patrick who will miss her dearly; parents John Henry and Gerie Dawn (Mackin) Michaud of Millinocket; sister Johnna (Michaud) Pelletier and her husband Derek of Millinocket; a very special niece and nephew Madelyn and Levi Pelletier of Millinocket; and maternal grandmother Geraldean (Harding) Mackin of Millinocket.
Kelly had recently sent her mother a quote to reflect her love of family and comfort of returning home: "One day, when my children are grown, I hope they still come through the front door without knocking. I hope they head to the kitchen for a snack and slump on the sofa to watch TV. I hope they come in and feel the weight of adulthood leave them, for they are home. For my children, my door will forever be open."
Rest in peace our beautiful blue-eyed princess with your precious son. You are loved so much and will be forever missed.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday February 15 at 1pm at St. Martin of Tours 19 Colby Street in Millinocket with a celebration of life to follow at the Millinocket Elks Lodge 213 Aroostook Ave in Millinocket.
Published on February 10, 2020


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Leroy Perrow
Feb 22, 2020
So Sorry to the Tapley ,Michaud,Mackin and Mascetta family's very sad loss . I can see all your faces and I feel so bad . You are in my prayers . Lady Lake , Fl.
Abbie Cronkite
Feb 16, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. Kelly was a sweet person and would have been an amazing mother. She loved her husband and family very much, that was evident anytime I chatted with her. I will miss seeing her at the office and am sad none of us will get to see her enjoy the motherhood she so much wanted to experience. May she and Wyatt rest together in eternal peace.
Elliott & Cecile Michaud
Feb 15, 2020
Words cannot express our sorrow to all the family in the loss of Kelley and Wyatt. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Lori Hayden
Feb 14, 2020
My condolences to Kelly and Wyatt’s family and friends. I wish for you peace and comfort.
Josh and Shannon Garvin
Feb 14, 2020
I cannot express how sorry I am to hear of Kelly and her precious baby Wyatt. Kelly was such a beauty not only on the outside but inside she was the sweetest. So many memories growing up with the crew and Cam was lucky to have her as such a great friend. We send our condolences and prayers to you all .
Kathy & Tom Sheridan
Feb 14, 2020
We send our sympathy and love to Geri & John and all Family
To Charlie & Mary & all Family
we are so very sorry to you all
Peter Walsh
Feb 13, 2020
So sorry for your loss,please accept my condolences,and prayers
Raeleen V. Haley (Dan's Mom)
Feb 13, 2020
Charles and family,
I never had the pleasure of meeting your wife or sweet baby. You have been in my thoughts and prayers daily. Cherish the memories you have and lean on your family for support. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Paul & Peggy(Mascetta) Morrow
Feb 13, 2020
We are so sorry for the loss of your precious daughter Kelly & your sweet grandson Wyatt. We are at a loss for words. Hard to even try to imagine what you & your son in law are feeling. Our hearts are heavy. Your daughter seems like she is a real family loving gal.She must have had such a loving growing up. Wish we had met her.
Woodie & Lisa Bartley
Feb 12, 2020
Dear John & Gerie, words cannot express how deeply saddened we are to hear of the loss of your dear daughter Kelly and her newborn son. Our sincere sympathies to you both and your Family.
Susan Mathias
Feb 12, 2020
I was incredibly saddened to hear about the loss of Kelly and her son. Kelly was a beautiful girl and a sweet person and I enjoyed working with her. Prayers, peace and healing for you all.