Daniel Kelly passed into eternal life peacefully on July 16, 2021.
Dan was born on March 10, 1935, to Michael P. Kelly and Bridget T. Harnett, both from County Limerick, Ireland. He is predeceased by his parents, twin brother Patrick, and sisters Mary and Joan.
As a child, Dan attended St. Luke's Parish in the Bronx and Sacred Heart Elementary in Highbridge, NY. He attended Cardinal Hayes High School and was part of the undefeated football team in 1952. After graduating high school in 1953, Dan joined the United States Army (Signal Corps) in 1954 and was stationed in Berlin for 18 months.
On May 11, 1963, Dan married Mary A. Brennan at Sacred Heart Church in Highbridge. They would be blessed with 3 children - Keith, Joanne & Kevin. Dan went to St. John's University, while working at Morgan Guarantee Trust and then Chemical Bank. He then went to work for NY telephone (NYNEX) and then Verizon where he retired in 1995.
Dan was Past Grand Knight and 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Augustine Council 286 and transferred to Haverstraw Council 581 in 1971 as a lifetime member. He was an usher and senior acolyte in St. Gregory Barbarigo and a past president of the Holy Name Society and Parish Council. He was also a lifetime member of the Haverstraw Elks #877 and a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Div. 1, marching in over 30 St. Patrick Day parades.
Dan is survived by his very devoted wife, Mary, and his three wonderful children, Keith and Susan (Winters) Kelly, Joanne (Kelly) and Lou Madeira, & Kevin and Michelle (Alessi) Kelly, along with 7 loving grandchildren - Tyler, Kelly, Ashley, Jacqueline, Brendan, Grace, and Kevin.
Dan's family and especially his wife, Mary, meant the world to him and were always his first priority after his faith.
A special thanks to his devoted aides Kaydian and Megan.
Visitation will be at McGowan's Funeral Home in Garnerville on July 22 from 3-8 p.m. Funeral mass will be at St. Gregory Barbarigo on July 23rd at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cardinal Hayes H.S. Bronx, NY in Dan's name.
Published by The Journal News from Jul. 20 to Jul. 21, 2021.