Joseph P. Kelly

Passed away on November 30, 2018

Joseph P. Kelly, 89, a lifelong Yonkers resident, died on Friday November 30, 2018 at Cabrini of Westchester.

Mr. Kelly was a captain in the Yonkers Fire Department and the arson department for twenty eight years until his retirement. He then worked as a manager at the Amackassin Club in Yonkers for ten years. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. Mr. Kelly was a parishioner of St. Anthony’s Church. He was a member of the Police and Fire Retiree Association and the male glee club for the City of Yonkers. He coached boy’s football at the Colts Boys Club in Yonkers, was an avid Giant football fan and enjoyed playing platform tennis. He married his loving wife, Rita in St. Anthony’s Church, a marriage that lasted for sixty seven years. Mrs. Kelly survives. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Jo-Anne Kelly and Carol Brock and her husband Stewart, a son, Todd Kelly and his wife Donna and a sister, Irene Seberle. He is also survived by five grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Anna Mirsky. Visiting hours will be at Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Anthony’s Church on Wednesday December 5th at 10am. Interment will be private for family members only. Whalen & Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Ave. Yonkers, N.Y. 10703 (914)965-5488


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Joseph P. Kelly

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NYPFRA New York Police & Fire Retiree Association

December 6, 2018

From the Members of the New York Police & Fire Retiree Association
Joe May You, "Rest in Peace"
To the family,
We are all sorry for your loss.

Albert J Cerrato

December 3, 2018

I worked with Joe as when I was a Lieutenant. He taught me a lot, and was a gentleman, and great Firefighter. Rest in Peace, Joe. Condolences to his family.

Al Fitzpatrick

December 2, 2018

A true gentleman. Our Prayers and Condolences are with youRita and Your family.

Kathy & Al

Nick Zanikos

December 2, 2018

R.I.P., Capt Joe. I had the pleasure of working with him a few times as a rookie. A real gentleman.

Jan Corbishley

November 30, 2018

The best uncle anyone could ask for!!! I know he’s with aunt Anne and Nana and they are celebrating the reunion and they all will be watching over us.
Nana gave us Uncle Joe, Aunt Anne and my mom. Three of the most outstanding people on the planet. I will miss seeing Uncle Joe but will always feel his presence always!!! Love and kisses to my very dear Aunt Rita and my cousins Joanne, Carol and Todd.