Michael P. Kelly

January 5, 1960August 12, 2013

Michael P. Kelly of Chenango Bridge, age 53, died on Monday, August 12, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was predeceased by his father, Edward Kelly. Michael is survived by his wife of 28 years, Brenda; his four children, Krista, Coleen, Erin and Kyle; his mother JoAnne and his siblings, Tim (Pam), Maureen (Joe Passarelli) and Patricia (Mike Reiter) also Brenda's siblings, Brett (Lisa) Nickerson, Sue (Shawn Dean), Kathi Engleman, Tara (Tom Ruch) and Troy Nickerson, as well as a large extended family with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, also his feline companion, Chloe and K-9 companion, Bella. Michael graduated from Waverly High School, he went on to earn a Bachelors degree from the University of Scranton and then completed his Masters degree at Penn State University. He began his professional career with IBM and then moved to Lockheed Martin where he was a Finance director, Controller in Owego. A devoted husband and father, the most important thing in Michael's life was his family. Both personally and professionally, he impacted the lives of countless individuals throughout his life. Outside of his family and professional career, his biggest passion was wrestling. Michael enjoyed a successful wrestling career in both high school and college; however, his ultimate joy was his involvement with Kyle's wrestling. Michael's family would like to extend a personal thank you to Dr. Lowry and staff at the Guthrie Clinic. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 9:30 AM at the St. Paul's Catholic Church on Chenango St., Binghamton, NY, burial will follow in the Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City, NY. Family and friends may call at the Wm. R. Chase & Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango St. Port Dickinson, NY 13901 on Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 4:00-7:00 PM. Those wishing kindly consider memorial contributions in Michael's name to the American Cancer Society 13 Beech St. Johnson City, NY 13790.


  • Visitation Sunday, August 18, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 19, 2013

Michael P. Kelly

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March 26, 2014

Thoughts and prayers to Mike, his family and friends. God's peace.
Jennifer Gallagher
U of S

Daniel Saunders

March 23, 2014

I graduated with Mike from the University of Scranton in '82, I remember him as always being such a nice person. My condolences to his family.

Mike Kleha

March 19, 2014

Brenda, you don't know me but I wrestled with Mike at the University of Scranton. I learned of his passing in the alumni journal. I also lost my spouse at a very young age (39) and I know how difficult a time this is for you. I give you my best wishes in your time of grief. Regards

August 28, 2013

Brenda and family,
We were saddened to hear of Mike's passing. You're in our thoughts and prayers. May all your memories help to comfort you. The Strumsky's

August 26, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers to the Kelly Family. R.I.P. Mike
The Dake Family

Lisa Giorgio

August 26, 2013

Erin and Family ,
My deepest condolences and prayers to you Erin and your entire family. What a true honor it was to have met your dad. A fighter and a hero to all. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend his services due to being out of town. But my love and prayers have been with you all since I heard of the passing of your Dad.
God Bless,

Chad Connell

August 26, 2013

I worked with Mike over the last few years and got to know the amazing person that he was. My condolences to the family.

Devin Eller

August 25, 2013

I was deeply saddened by the death of Mike. This must be very difficult for you. You and your family are in my thoughts and my prayers. Mike was such a great person, who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. I worked with Mike at IBM and LM.

Mike has passed on to a better place now. You can take comfort and strength from the wonderful family you and he had together. I know their love will get you through this sad time.

May God bless you and your family during this time and always.

Diane Vaughn

August 24, 2013

Brenda, although I had never met Michael I could tell what a great family man he was while working with you at IBM. So sorry for your loss.As a widow myself now I know this is a very difficult time,my thoughts and prayers for you and the kids. Keep the wonderful memories close to your hearts,always.

Anne Dwyer

August 21, 2013

My husband, Tim, always spoke very highly of Mike and had great respect for him during the time they worked together at Lockheed. I was very touched when I met him at my own husband's wake and could see right away what a truly kind person he was. I am so sorry for your loss and wish you the same support that has been shown to us in the last few years.