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William Kelly, shown in this undated family photo, first started working at Lord’s in Medfield when he was 17. He later bought out the founder, Raymond Lord. William Kelly, shown in this undated family photo, first started working at Lord’s in Medfield when he was 17. He later bought out the founder, Raymond Lord.
By J.M. Lawrence
Globe Correspondent / May 20, 2012
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Bill Kelly kept one job his entire life. He was 17 when he delivered fliers announcing the opening of Lord’s store in Medfield, where he became a partner and then the owner, serving customers for more than 70 years. “You talk to people from outside Medfield and they say, ‘What are you talking about? It’s just a store.’ Well, it’s just so much more,’’ said his friend Richard DeSorgher, a retired Medfield High history teacher. “This guy put his life and his passion into it.’’

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