Joseph J. Kelley Sr.

January 13, 1952 ~ May 22, 2019 (age 67)

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“Broadway” Joseph J. Kelley Sr.

January 13, 1952 - May 22, 2019

WHITEHALL - Joseph J. Kelley Sr., passed away on Wednesday May 22, 2019.

Born in Whitehall, NY on January 13, 1952, he was the son of John and Beatrice Kelley.

Joe worked for the Whitehall Town Highway Department for 13 years. He was a member of the Whitehall Elks Lodge 1491, The Sons of the American Legion Post 490 and the Rats Club (Bonnie and Clyde’s).

Joe is predeceased by His Wife of 43 years, Genevieve Kelley; Parents John and Beatrice Kelley; Brothers Norman, John and Edward Kelley; Sisters Patricia Browning and Lori Beayon. Joe is Survived by his 5 children, Deborah (Rodney) Grant, Donna (Anthony) Manfredi, Suzanne (Thomas) Stewart, Barbara Timmons and Joseph (Shanna) Kelley. Grandchildren; MaryJo, Cindy, Chuck, Michael, Jason, Tia, Jessie, Christopher, Chris, Jenny and Aliza. Joe is also survived by his brother Frank(Kay) Crossman; Leo (Randolyn) Kelley; sister Mae (Donnie) Kelley, brother Lesley Kelly, sister Kathy (Norm) Bishop and Brother Patrick Kelly Sr; and many nieces, nephew, great grandchildren, cousins and friends.

Special thank you to Sister Mae Kelley and Brenda for all the extra care you have given Joe over the years.


Broadway Joe

He loved the giants, the Yankees and Keystone

Sitting listening to the scanner made him right at home

That raspy voice you could hear from a mile away

If he was gonna talk he’d have enough to say

The shop will feel different without you there

It’s going to rough as we can never quite prepare

As we say goodbye and didn’t want you to go

We Love you Dad, Grandpas and most of all Broadway Joe


Family and friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday May 26, at the Jillson Funeral Home Inc. 46 Williams St., Whitehall, and following the calling hours everyone is invited to Busty's Brew and BBQ on Poultney Street to have a sending off keystone toast with Broadway Joe. Burial will be private.

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May 26, 2019

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Jillson Funeral Home Inc.
46 Williams Street
Whitehall, NY 12887

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