Daniel Paul Kelleher, 63, of Howell, N.J., died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Daniel was born in Scranton, Pa. and moved to Howell in 1985. He was a railroad conductor for NJ Transit for 28 years, retiring in 2011.
Daniel was predeceased by his son, Craig Kelleher; his parents, Jack and Roseanne Kelleher; and his grandmother, Teresa Gaughan.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Carol Kelleher; two cherished daughters, Caren and Jan Kelleher; one brother, Robert J. Kelleher; one cousin, Paul McLaine; and many treasured family members and friends.
Daniel will be remembered for a life of purpose, character, and extraordinary selflessness.
Visitation will be at Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Twp. on Jan. 12, 2013 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Interment is private. For those who desire, memorial contributions in memory of Daniel may be made to Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research, 1100 Peninsula Blvd., Hewlett, New York 11557. For information, directions or condolence messages to the family, visit www.clay tonfuneralhome.com