Jane Elizabeth Kelleher

April 14, 1931February 12, 2018

Jane Elizabeth Kelleher, a long-time resident of Greenwich, Connecticut passed away peacefully on February 12, 2018 at age 86. Jane was born on April 14, 1931 in Stamford, Connecticut to the late Cornelius and Bertha Wharton. Jane is an alumna of Emanuel College in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated with the class of 1951. After graduation she began her career teaching in Pelham, New York where she was employed until her retirement. While teaching, Jane also earned two masters degrees from Columbia University. She served as President of the Teacher’s Union for four years. She also enjoyed playing bridge at the Innis Arden Country Club in Old Greenwich. Jane is survived by her son Kevin Kelleher, five grandchildren, John, Jennifer, Jordan, Justin, and Megan, and two great-grandchildren, Eli and Julius. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son John, brother Phil and sister Marcia. A visitation will be held today, Saturday, February 17, from 3-7p.m. at Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 31 Arch Street, Greenwich. To share a fond memory or express condolence, please visit


  • Visitation Saturday, February 17, 2018

Jane Elizabeth Kelleher

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Reene M

February 27, 2018

Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your dear mother, Jane. There is no worse pain than losing a loved one to death. Many have found comfort in this Bible verse; Isaiah 25:8 which says, that God "will swallow up death forever..and will wipe away the tears from all faces." The Bible also says that God "will wipe out every tear from our eyes and death will be no more, neither mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore."(Rev. 21:3, 4). What a wonderful time to look forward to when we will never have to deal with death again!

Deidre Forest

February 18, 2018

I was a neighbor of Jane and she supported me to Moe to Nantucket an island she loved. I will always think of her as I spend each day here. Thank you Jane and rest in peace.