(Dan) Kelly, 78 of Toms River went to be with his Lord and Savior on
March 17, 2014, unexpectedly, yet peacefully at home. Albeit much too
soon, it seems a fitting tribute for such a fine Irishman, to have been
called back to Heaven on St. Patrick's Day.
Born in New York City, he
resided in the Bronx where he married and began his family. His family
moved and lived in Warwick, New York for 20 years until moving with his wife
to New Jersey in 1991.
In 2004, Dan and his wife settled in Toms River
He retired from a commendable career in the New York City Department of
Sanitation and left as District Superintendent in March of 1991.
was a faithful communicant of St. Maximillian Kolbe Church, Toms River,
He was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, and friend. He
enjoyed attending Irish Festivals, reading about history, watching
cooking shows, walking in the pool and appreciated the beauty of a
lighthouse, as well as a warm cup of tea. Above all else, his greatest
joy in life was spending time with his children's children, a true
He was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Mary, four sisters, and two brothers and his daughter Debbie.
is his beloved wife Elizabeth Fash of 53 years, his four children
Katherine, Daniel, Eileen and Chip, and Colin and his wife Kerry. He was
affectionately known as Pop-pop to his grandchildren, Christopher and
his wife Jennifer, Michael, Erin, Brianna, Maureen, Ben, Raine, Daniel
and Brian. He is also survived by his younger brother Colin and many nieces
With heavy hearts we say goodbye to a special man. His Irish eyes will be smiling down upon us, until we meet again.
and friends are invited to attend the funeral mass 10:30 a.m. on Thursday,
March 20, at St. Maximillian Kolbe Church, Toms River. Cremation
will be private. Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 145 St. Catherine
Blvd, Toms River is in charge of arrangements.