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Thomas X. Kelly, Sr.

AGE: 87 • Sea Bright

Thomas X. Kelly, Sr. 87, passed away at his home in Sea Bright on March 3, 2017. He was born in Union City, NJ to the late James Kelly and Catherine (Lahiff) Kelly and moved to Sea Bright 50 years ago.

Thomas proudly serviced our country in the U.S. Army and worked for McLean Trucking in Kearny, NJ for over 30 years. He was deeply rooted in his faith and a communicant of Holy Cross R.C. Church in Rumson. He had a great sense of humor and loved his dogs, boating, running, music, going to the race track and Sea Bright. Above all he mostly loved spending time with his family and friends.

He is predeceased by his loving wife Patricia (Dougherty) Kelly in 2004; his brothers: James, John, Gabriel, Mick and Eugene; and his sisters Dorothy and Mary. He is survived by his beloved children: Thomas X. Kelly Jr. (Kristine), Maureen Pace (Philip) and Trish Totland (DJ); his brother Gerard Kelly and his adoring grandchildren: Kelly, Erin, Taylor, Michael, Nicole, Ella and Tommy.

A Memorial mass will be held on Friday, March 10 at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross R.C. Church in Rumson.

Services will be handled by John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to be made in Thomas' name to Sea Bright First Aid Squad, 1167 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright, NJ 07760.

Please visit Thomas' memorial website at
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 9, 2017
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