FAMILY-OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1912

James Robert Kelly

James Robert Kelly passed away after a brief illness surrounded by his family. Born in Syracuse, NY he was the son of the late Dorothy (Germaine) and James Douglas Kelly. James attended Christ Our King Elementary School, Salesianum High School, and West Chester University. He went on to serve as a Wilmington police officer and retired from the department in 1983. James was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Sara Mulshenock Kelly and his son, Martin J. Kelly.

James is survived by his daughter, Diane O’Connor and her husband, James; his sons, Christopher Kelly and his wife, Tina, and Matthew Kelly and his wife, Elizabeth; his grandchildren, James, Sean, Ryan, Patrick, Liam, and Daniel O’Connor, and Duncan, Brian, Shannon, Julia, Griffin, and Erin Kelly; and his sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Kemp Wright.

Mass of Christian Burial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Road Wilmington, DE 19808 at 11 AM.  Friends may call at the church after 10 AM. Burial will follow at All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center Newark, DE 19711. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.mealeyfuneralhomes.com.

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Submitted by Stephen Szymanski on
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Diane,Chris, Matthew & the entire family- so sorry for your loss- so many good memories of our younger days and seeing your father at all the COK, Sallies, and family events- hope those happy memories give you comfort at this moment of loss. Our thoughts- prayers- and love are with you. Stephen & Cindy Szymanski

Submitted by Angel Shoemaker on
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Diane, Matthew and Christopher my thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family! I am so sorry for your loss.

Submitted by Paul McDannell on
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Special prayers for the family of a good man and friend.

Submitted by LEO'S-"TENUI NE... on
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LEO'S-TENUI NEC DIMITTAM-"I'VE TAKEN HOLD AND WON'T LET GO"-LATIN MOTTO OF SALESIANUM/SALLIES WILMINGTON DE.-SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO FAMILY/FRIENDS.

Submitted by Randy DeCampli on
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Prayers to Jim Kelly's family good man and a good cop. Had the honor of serving with him on WPD.

Submitted by Dave Clark on
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My Sincere Condolences to the Kelly Family. I had the Honor of serving with Jim on the Police Force, a great man and Police Officer.