KELLEY, Peter T., 75 of Ruskin, FL (formerly of Brookfield, CT), passed away after a brief illness on February 21, 2013. Pete was born March 7, 1937 in Queens, NY, son of the late John W. and Patience J. (Gannon) Kelley. After graduating from Iona Prep in New Rochelle, NY in 1955, Pete proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. After his Honorable Discharge, Pete graduated from Villanova University and began a career in the telecommunications industry that would span more than 40 years. After ten years in Indianapolis, Indiana, Pete returned to his East Coast roots, choosing Brookfield, CT as the place to raise his family. 20 years later, Pete accepted a transfer to Boca Raton, FL and retired (at last) in 2004. Pete is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Kathryn (Murray) Kelley; and his three sons, John, of New York, NY, Brian and his wife Shay of Bethel, CT, and Michael and his wife Emily of Jacksonville Beach, FL. Pete loved his family, God, country, and the United States Marine Corps and will be greatly missed by all those that had the pleasure of knowing him. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at National Cremation and Burial, 308 College Avenue East, Ruskin, FL 33570. A Memorial Mass will take place on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., St. Anne Roman Catholic Church, 106 11th Avenue NE, Ruskin, FL 33570. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to LifePath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, FL 33573. Semper Fi!
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Published in TBO.com on Feb. 28, 2013