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Hoy Funeral Home

3855 Seneca Street, West Seneca, NY

OBITUARY

James T. Kelley

November 27, 1925February 1, 2020
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KELLEY - James T. February 1, 2020; beloved husband of 69 years to the late Rose Marie (Esposito) Kelley; dear father of Cathy (Bill) Dengler, Carol (Mike “Murph”) Murphy, Karen Kelley and the late James T. (Susan) Kelley Jr.; grandfather of Matthew (Tanya) Skipper, Mark Skipper, Erin Kelley, Megan Kelley, Kelley (Mike) Canazzi and Michael Murphy; great-grandfather of Branden, Marissa, Griffin, Adison, Jameson, Rosaria and Vincent; brother of Albert“Bud”, Richard Kelley and the late Elizabeth Schultz. Friends may call Friday 3 to 7 PM at the HOY FUNERAL HOME, 3855 Seneca St., West Seneca, where Funeral Services will be held Saturday 1PM, friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined, Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc. Jim was aretired Buffalo Firefighter and a proud Veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict. Please share condolences at www.hoyfuneralhome.com

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Services

  • Memorial Visitation Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 8, 2020

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Jerry & Sharon Rebmann

February 7, 2020

Kelley Family,
My wife and I were neighbors of Rose & Jim at Point Breeze during the 80's & 90's. They were the best neighbors, always helpful and always happy. We shared a lot of campfires and a lot of meals during the "Point Breeze Times". Made a lot of good memories.
Due to the weather, (we live in Rochester),we couldn't attend the wake or funeral so we send our thoughts and prayers to the family of our old friend Jim.

Sincerely,
Jerry & Sharon Rebmann

Thomas Krajacic

February 5, 2020

Kathy, Carol, and Karen. To say your father will be missed is an understatement. Living out of state made it hard to see family as much as I wanted to. When we were able to be together it was fun talking to Uncle Jim and our shared love of softball and baseball. The other thing I loved at our family get togethers was watching our dads talking. They truly respected each other and shared common bonds, the love of their wives, sisters Connie and Rose, their service to our country and most importantly the love of their families! Two great men from the greatest generation. The last of my aunts and uncles, you will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the three of you and your families. God bless.
Love your cousins
Tom and Jodi Krajacic

Luke Cybulski

February 5, 2020

Our heartfelt condolences to the Kelley family. My experience with Mr. Kelley was through my dad's friendship and co working relationship at the Donavan state office building . Mr. Kelley was always so kind and friendly, we would often visit him at his other job as a Buffalo Firefighter stationed at the Ganson street firehouse. You couldn't find a nicer person.
Often he would give us a ride on the firetruck and that kindness was never forgotten. It helped to steer me into my career as a Buffalo Firefighter. It was a such an honor to have him attend my graduation at the training bureau 1988.
May he rest in peace.

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Biography

KELLEY - James T.
February 1, 2020; beloved husband of 69 years to the late Rose Marie (Esposito) Kelley; dear father of Cathy (Bill) Dengler, Carol (Mike “Murph”) Murphy and Karen Kelley; grandfather of Matthew (Tanya) Skipper, Mark Skipper, Erin Kelley, Megan Kelley, Kelley (Mike) Canazzi and Michael Murphy; great-grandfather of Brandon, Marissa, Griffin, Adison, Jameson, Rosaria and Vincent; brother of Albert “Bud”, Richard Kelley and the late Elizabeth Schultz. Friends may call Friday 3 to 7 PM at the HOY FUNERAL HOME, 3855 Seneca St., West Seneca, where Funeral Services will be held Saturday 1PM, friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined, Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc. Jim was a retired Buffalo Firefighter and a proud Veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict. Please share condolences at www.hoyfuneralhome.com