James D Kiley

April 1, 1952June 20, 2013

JAMES DONALD KILEY, SR. - a resident of Greenwich, Connecticut for many years, passed away on June 20, 2013, after a courageous two-year battle with the effects of esophageal cancer. Born in the Bronx in 1952, the third of six children of Edward A. Kiley, Jr. and Helen (O'Connor) Kiley, Mr. Kiley moved with his family to Fairfield in 1956, before settling in Greenwich in the early 60s. In 1966, Mr. Kiley was graduated from Sacred Heart School in Byram and in 1970 from Saint Mary's High School in Greenwich, where he was a superb student and a star baseball pitcher. Mr. Kiley attended Saint Leo University in Florida on a full basketball scholarship. Saint Leo had an elite program in the then NCAA college division, competing against such powerhouses as Georgetown and Providence and defeating North Texas State and Southwest Missouri. Mr. Kiley was recognized for his athletic and academic excellence by being named an "Academic All-American," an honor bestowed on only a small number of student-athletes. In 1974, Mr. Kiley was graduated Magna Cum Laude, in the top 1% of his class, as a Philosophy major. After college, Mr. Kiley continued his studies, pursuing an M.B.A. at Iona College and studying accounting. For most of Mr. Kiley's professional career, he served as an accountant or accounting director at a number of hospitals in New York and New Jersey. During the last several years of his life, Mr. Kiley served honorably with the Internal Revenue Service on Long Island. Mr. Kiley is survived by his daughter, Jane E. Reilly, a registered nurse (and her husband Keith and their three children) of Shaumong, N.J. and James, Jr. of Jersey City, N.J. He is survived by one sister, Ann Kiley of Meriden and three brothers - Edward (and his wife Mary) of Bel Air, Md.; Francis (and his wife Monica) of Springfield, Va.; and Robert (and his wife Michelle) of West Hartford. Mr. Kiley is predeceased by his parents and by his sister, Ellen Kiley Van Tine, R.N. of Port Chester (and her deceased husband Robert). He is survived by his former wife, Brenda O'Shea Kiley of New Jersey. Mr. Kiley is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Although a tough competitor in sports, in his personal life, Mr. Kiley was a kind and sincere gentleman. He had a good heart and a generous spirit. Above all, he valued family, faith, and friends. He fought the good fight, he finished the course, he kept the faith.

Contributions may be made "in Memory of James D. Kiley" to Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, Florida at

The family will receive friends at the Leo Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 31 Arch St., Greenwich on Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church in Byram on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Internment will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla, N.Y.


  • Calling Hours Thursday, June 27, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, June 28, 2013

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Frank Kiley

July 6, 2013

Our family sincerely appreciates your expressions of condolence. God bless you.

Michael Caravella

July 2, 2013

To the Kiley family

I am very sorry for the loss of James. I hope you find comfort in the good memories James leaves you with. May God bless you and may the Holy Spirit comfort you family in this difficult loss.

Diane Mineck

June 30, 2013

My deepest condolences to you and your family.It is indeed a great loss.

June 28, 2013

I have had the pleasure and honor of knowing Jim for the past 5+ years @ Treasury Dept. and will miss him dearly.
God Bless him & his family----
Bob Manfro (516) 859 2790 LI NY

Mike Catalano

June 27, 2013

My deepest sympathies to the Kiley family. As kids we lived right done the street from each other and shared many good times playing sports and hanging out together. He was one of the few people taller than me in the area and we joked about it all the time. Good friend, Good guy. I will miss him. Mike Cat

Jacqueline Guy

June 27, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with the Kiley family at this very sad time. Jim was a wonderful gentle man and a gentleman. He was a lot of fun to be around. May God bless him

June 27, 2013

My deepest sympathies...Big Jim was a buddy and when I was an upcoming Center , Jim always encouraged me at St Marys as we both played for J Wade......He was a good guy with a good heart.....Kenny Blume Jr

John Micik SMHS '67

June 27, 2013

To the Kiley Family: I am very sorry about your loss.

Edward A Kiley

June 27, 2013

Always with us in spirit and memory. Love your brother Ed

Edward A Kiley

June 27, 2013

Jim was a wonderful brother who will be greatly missed. He is in heaven with our parents and loved ones. May you rest in peace Big Jim....Love Ed