John Francis Kelly

March 17, 1940 ~ November 13, 2020 (age 80)

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John Francis Kelly

 Beloved Husband, Father, Brother and Grandfather, 80


Mr. John Francis Kelly, 80, of Manchester, formerly of Nutley, NJ, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.   Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral mass at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 339 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove on Monday, November 16 at 10:30 a.m.  The interment will be at Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield.  


Mr. Kelly was born in Jersey City and resided in Nutley for 35 years before moving to Manchester in 2005.  He was a fine wine and liquor salesman for Jaydor Company, Millburn for 18 years before retiring.  Mr. Kelly was previously employed by Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Bloomfield as a sales agent.  He was Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council #2346, Nutley.  


He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years Diane (nee Spera) Kelly; his devoted children John F. Kelly and his wife Lisann, Patricia Oscilowski and her husband Jeffrey, Thomas A. Kelly and his wife Jacqueline, and Robert J. Kelly and his wife Marlene; his loving sister Helen Haynes; and his cherished grandchildren Christopher, Malissa, Kaitlyn “Katie”, Allison, Thomas, Nicole, Maria, and Robert “Bobby”.   


Mr. Kelly is predeceased by his sisters Anne Vogel and Dolores Kassel.


In Iieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105,


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Funeral Mass
November 16, 2020

10:30 AM
St. Catherine of Sienna Church
339 Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memorials Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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