He was born Oct. 9, 1957, in Keene, the son of Barbara Pote Kiely Cowan of Exeter and the late Dr. Dennis Kiely of Hyannis, Mass.  He lived in Exeter for many years moving to New York City after high school.

He was a 1975 graduate of Exeter AREA High School.

 Mr. Kiely was a composer, musician, model, designer, writer and poet.  He was a teacher to his friends and family.

 In addition to his mother, he is survived by one sister, Amy Cowan of West Lebanon; one brother, Gary Cowan of Nottingham; his godfather, John Brennan of Lexington, Mass.; aunts and uncles, Phyllis Brown of Seabrook, Richard and Arlene Pote, and Phillip and Joyce Pote; and many cousins.