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John Joseph Kelly JrApril 6, 2005
Watervliet John Joseph Kelly Jr. , 79,of Harvard Road Watervliet, died suddenly Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at Venice Regional Medical Center in Venice, Florida.
Born in Troy, he was the son of the late John Kelly Sr. and Helen (Maloney) Kelly and husband for 39 years of Marion E. Humphrey Kelly.
He wasa longtime resident of the Beman Park area of Troy and had resided in Watervliet for the past 2 years. He had wintered in Nokomis, Florida for the past 15 years and was a graduate of Catholic Central High School class of 1944 and earned his Bachelor's degree from Siena College.
Mr.Kelly was a paper maker- machine operator for the John A. Manning Paper Company in Green Island for the 35 years retiring in 1986.
He was a communicant of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Troy and a member of the Watervliet Lodge of Elks, the Papermakers Union and was a Navy veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific and Atlantic theatres and was in the Armed Guard.
Survivors in addition to his wife include his son, John J. Kelly, III of Watervliet; his brother-in-law, Philip P. Murphy of Saratoga Springs and a niece and a nephew. He was predeceased by his sister, Helenmarie K. Murphy.
Funeral service will be held Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 9:30 AM at the Bryce Funeral Home Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy and at 10:00 AM at St. Paul the Apostle Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the with Rev. William A. Gorman, Pastor.
Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 6-8pm.
Interment St. Mary's Cemetery in Troy.
Contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Kelly to the Charity of ones choice. For a private family guest book and service directions, visit www.brycefh.com .