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Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service Inc.

321 South Main Street, New City, NY

OBITUARY

William Kelly

January 10, 1941October 8, 2019
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William Kelly Jan 10, 1941 - Oct 8, 2019

Bill Kelly, of Congers NY, “kicked the bucket” on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019. Bill is survived by his wife Lucille (Mullen) Kelly, whom he married in November 1964, and is survived by their four children and their families: Susan (Rob) Obernesser, Tara (Jack) Culwell, Adria (Dan) Gray and Bill (Lori) Kelly. Bill was born on January 10, 1941, to William Kelly and Catherine (Moonan). He cherished his grandchildren and was POP to Dan, Brian (Rebeccah), Cynthia (Stephen), Christian, Jenna, Sean, David, Drew, Will, Fiona and his most recent pride and joy his first great-granddaughter Primrose. Bill was brother to Kenneth (Barbara) Kelly, Catherine ”Cushie” Kane and Patricia Castro. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Cushie and brothers-in-law Jim and Charlie. Uncle Bill will be dearly missed by his many nieces and nephews.

After serving in the Navy (1958-1962), Bill joined the New York City Police Department, retiring after 33 years as a Detective 1st Grade, Manhattan North Homicide Squad. In retirement, Bill was a devoted member of the Haverstraw Elks #877 for over 20 years, where he met the famous Paddy O’Reilly. While golfing with his Elk buddies Bill made a Hole In One at the Rotella golf course. Pop also enjoyed family backyard gatherings and visiting Perkins Drive with Lucille.

Visitation will take place at Michael J. Higgins Funeral Home in New City NY, Thursday, October 10, 2019, 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm . A mass will be held at St. Pauls Church, Congers NY, on Friday, October 11, 2019, at 10:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to United Hospice of Rockland www.hospiceofrockland.org or the Congers Valley Cottage Volunteer Ambulance Corp at www.cvcvac.org.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, October 11, 2019

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kevin reilly

October 10, 2019

REST EASY BILL!!! MEANING OF A TRUE GENTLEMEN!! fair winds and following seas shipmate!!!

Kevin Reilly
HAVERSTRAW ELKS!!

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