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Thomas Joseph

December 4, 1937 – December 11, 2019

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Obituary for Thomas Joseph Kelly

Thomas J. Kelly of Manchester NJ passed away on Wednesday, December 11,2019 comfortably in his home. He was born in 1937 to Michael and Helen Kelly of Jersey City. He graduated from Our Lady of Victories grammar school, Snyder HS and St. Peters College all of Jersey City. Tom served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959 primarily in Germany. He was married to Maureen (nee Shanahan) in 1962. Upon graduation from St. Peter’s College he went on to an over 40-year career in the NYC Real Estate Industry. He was a Vice President and Controller of Rockefeller Center, where he worked for 25 years. He continued his career as a Vice President and Controller of SL Green Real Estate and retired in 2007 from CB Richard Ellis. Tom was a lifelong active member of his communities. He was a twice elected Republican Councilman from Dunellen NJ, coached both his sons in youth sports, sang in the choir at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church of Westfield and was a Eucharistic Minister administering Holy Communion in Monmouth and Ocean county area hospitals and nursing homes. His most rewarding community association, both giving and receiving was with Alcoholics Anonymous. Tom lived in sobriety the last 19 years of his life.
In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his sisters; Ginny, Dorothy, Gerri (Fred), and Patsy (Buddy) and his brother Mike. He is survived by his loving wife Maureen of 57 years his son Dan (Cathy) and Tom (Moira) and grandchildren Caroline and Deirdre. Also survived by sisters; Helen Roberts (Vern), Marilyn Horath and Kathy Ardizzone (Al) and brothers Bob (Judy), Jack (Carole) and Billy (Lisa), In-laws Sheila and Joe Sikora, Gene Bocis, Carole Kelly and 35 nieces and nephews. He will be missed. Visitation is Wednesday from 4-8 PM at Oliverie Funeral Home 2925 Ridgeway Rd Manchester. Funeral Liturgy is 10 am at St John’s Church, Lakehurst with interment to follow at Brigadier Gen Wm C Doyle NJ Veteran’s Cemetery, Arneytown. To those wishing to donate in memory of Thomas please make donations to Calvary Hospital 1740 Eastchester Rd, Bronx NY 10461.

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First Visitation

When Wednesday, December 18, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Oliverie Funeral Home
2925 Ridgeway Road
Manchester, NJ 08759
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Mass Information

Thursday, December 19, 2019 10:00am
St John RC Church
619 Chestnut St
Lakehurst, NJ 08733

Interment Information

Thursday, December 19, 2019 11:30am
Brig. Gen. Wm C. Doyle NJ Veterans Memorial Cemetery
350 Province Line Rd
North Hanover, NJ 08562
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