Thomas Kelly
1972 - 2021
February 28, 1972
January 8, 2021
KELLY - Thomas Patrick 1972-2021. Tom passed away peacefully on Friday, January 8, 2021 surrounded by his family after a brief, but courageous battle with colon cancer. He was 48 years old. He was born and raised in East Northport, a 1990 Northport graduate. He is the owner of Kelly Green Lawn Maintenance and Design. Those who knew Tom, know that he was one of the "good guys". A hard working, talented, caring man who was loved by all who knew him. A true gentleman. Tom was a rich man in the truest sense of the word. He was born into a loving family & created a loving family of his own. Married to the love of his life, Karen (Belger). Tom & Karen shared a wonderful life & three beautiful children; Kaitlyn, Thomas and Nicole. He loved them with his whole heart! Tom was one of five children, born to the late Jack & Doris Kelly (Cow Harbor Deli). Although the youngest, he was everyone's "go to guy". There wasn't anything Tom wouldn't do for his family. He will be forever missed by his siblings; Maureen Kelly-Chee and her husband Kam, Nancy Kelly Fauser, Marcella Fagan and her husband Tim, Jack Kelly and his wife Rori along with his sister-in-law Kathleen Cassata and her husband Jim, his brother-in-law Greg and his wife Tricia..... as well as his adoring nieces & nephews. Tom also leaves behind his beloved dog, Rey Rey. Since Tom was diagnosed with colon cancer in June, everyone who asked him what they could do to help, was asked to "please get a colonoscopy". Tom was never given that opportunity. Colon cancer is a silent killer, with very few or no symptoms. So today, please go to your doctor and ask to be checked, in fact insist on it for Tom. No words can express the profound loss that is felt by all that knew him. He definitely took a piece of each of our hearts with him. Visiting Nolan Funeral Home, 5 Laurel Avenue, Northport, NY Monday 2-5 & 7-9pm. Funeral Mass Tuesday 10am at St. Philip Neri Church, Northport. Burial to follow at Northport Rural Cemetery.

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Published by Newsday on Jan. 10, 2021.
Funeral service
7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Nolan Funeral Home, Inc.
5 Laurel Avenue, Northport, New York 11768
Funeral service
St. Philip Neri Church
344 Main Street, Northport, New York 11768
Funeral service
Northport Rural Cemetery
Sandy Hollow Road, Northport, New York 11768
Funeral services provided by:
Nolan & Taylor-Howe Funeral Home
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Randi & Ronnie
January 21, 2021
Love Tracey Carley Perry Maged
January 14, 2021
We just heard about your loss. We are both devastated. We have been clients of his for almost 18 years and would consider him a good friend. To say he was a great, kind, loving person is an understatement. Our hearts go out to you and your families.
KJ and Karen Schluter
January 11, 2021
Maury Mischel
January 10, 2021
We just found out about Tom´s passing. We are long time clients of Kelly-Green. We are so very sorry for your terrible loss. Tom was always such a nice , easy going person who cared about his clients. Your family will be in our prayers.
January 10, 2021
Rest in peace, my friend.
Bob Tallman
January 10, 2021
We have known Tom for 25 years(maybe more) As many people have said ;Tom was unusually gentle and loving to people AND DOGS! So here's a little Tom story. About 4 years ago(maybe more)I'm on line in Country Hot Bagel. Early morning;I'm in my own bagel reverie. I look up and a guy on line 2 spaces in front of me is being CLIMBED like a tree by 3 his young kids. I never forgot the scene. The guy is loving it; the kids are thinking their Dad is a human Monkey Bar;it's great. The guy lifts an arm up to the highest climber; and who the heck is it? Tom ! I shared with him how great that scene was. And how it revealed so much about "the Tree" that was Tom. In today's world especially; heroes and role models are usually unsung. Tom will never be forgotten by many people; and more than that; his grace will live in us forever.
STAN AND DONNA LIPTON and Marnie(and all the dogs we've had that loved Tom
January 9, 2021