GREECE: Suddenly, Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at age 58. Predeceased by his parents, George & Jean Kelly. Survived by his loving wife, Karen (Prue) Kelly; daughters, Jean Kelly & Mary Kate Kelly; sisters, Marilyn (William) Privett & Ann Kelly; many loving relatives and dear friends. Friends may call Friday 4-8 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home 1075 Long Pond Road. His Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday 11:00 AM at St. Lawrence Church. Private Interment, Holy Ghost Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in his memory

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  2. Dear Family

    I’m so sorry for your loss. It is really hard to know that another one of our classmate’s has gone on to be with the Lord. Please know that all his classmate’s and friends are thinking about you today.

    Sharon Hackett

  3. Dear Karen and Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    In Sympathy ……

    …The sadness of death
    gives way to the bright
    promise of immortality.
    Lord, for your faithful people
    life is changed, not ended.
    When the body of our earthly
    dwelling lies in death,
    we gain an everlasting dwelling
    in heaven.
    ¬ĚRoman Missal

    Alfredo Castro and Family

  4. Dear Karen, I just can’t imagine how you and the girls are feeling right now – just please remember you have a ton of friends who love you and would do anything for you – you are not alone and we will help you through this. We are all thinking of you and praying for you and the girls – love always, Judy

  5. Dear Karen, Jean & Mary-Kate,

    I am so sad and shocked to read of Jim’s passing. Jim was a great guy. I will always remember our times on the Autumn Lane PTA and in the neighborhood. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Paula Mallory

  6. Dear Karen, Jean and Mary-Kate,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express my heart. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I miss seeing your family at Autumn Lane and remember you all well ~ especially Jim whose kindness and thoughtfulness touched us all.

  7. Dear Karen, Jean, and Mary Kate,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. I work in the rectory at St. Lawrence and was totally shocked when I received the call. You have been on my mind and in my prayers constantly ever since.


  8. Dear Karen,
    I want you to know you and your girls are in my prayers and will continue to be for a very long time. I am at a lost for words and just want you to know that I’m thinking of you! Although I didn’t know Jim well, he always took the time to talk to my Grand-daughter Gianna when we would take walks past your house. One time he was taking the garbage out and she was riding her bike and asked him if he had a bike and before you knew it – they were engaged in a long conversation. I will always remember that! I can only pray for God’s comfort and peace to surround you all.
    Sincerely – Deb

  9. Dear Mary Kate and Family,
    Compassion and Generosity are the words that come to mind when I think of your wonderful Dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers now and always.

    Janet Schaller

  10. God be with you and your family at this time. Karen, I know that it is a hard time for you but I will pray that the Lord gives you strength in your time of sorrow.

  11. Greetings Karen:
    It’s certainly been a long time since you and I interacted, but I have fond memories of the times we worked on initiatives. Change is a part of life and with each season comes joy as well as sadness. You have been blessed with a wonderful family and committed friends. Lean on them for strength during this difficult time. My prayers are with you. The grief and pain will pass with time. It will be the wonderful memories that will comfort you and keep you strong.

  12. i am so sorry about the loss of Mr.kelly.I am also one of mary kates good friends and i wish mary kate and her family best wishes.

  13. I am very saddened by Jimmy’s death. I remember him as a very gentle and kind person. I was very happy that I got to spend a little time with him at the family reunion.I will have masses said at our local parish. You will all be in our prayers. May God comfort you and give you strength.
    Kathy Schaad

  14. I used to work with Jim in Bldg. 205 when I was the HR Director. Jim and I had a lot in common over our love for the Adirondacks where we now have ahome in Old Forge. In fact, I saw you folks in Inlet a couple of years ago at the craft show. Jim was always there to help and customer service was first and foremost in helping others. For a few years, my wife Kathy worked with Jim in Easter Region. My heart goes out to the family. I know no words can replace Jim, but I am sure the good Lord will take care of him. God Bless and I am terrbily sorry for your pain.

    Bill Simpson

  15. I worked with Jim at Park Avenue Realtors helping him with marketing and media campaigns. He was always a gentleman and a kind and caring co-worker. I will miss him.

  16. Jim was a terrific person. I enjoyed working with Jim as well as being a friend outside the workplace.
    My thoughts go out to Jim’s family and friends.

  17. Jimmy has been around our family since I was three years old! From playing concentration on the living room floor to making Culhane Catsup…..so many great memories. You were a part of our family.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Karen, Jean and Mary Kate (Jim was so proud of his girls !). Love, Liz, Paul, Jimmy, John, Tommy and Katie Marie

  18. Jimmy loved and is loved by many. He was especially devoted to his wife Karen and his beautiful children Jean and Mary Kate. Jim was a good man, good husband and father, and true friend to all who knew him. His passing is a real loss to all but we are all blessed for having known him. All of us in the Culhane family morn his loss and our hearts and prayers go out to Karen and Jean and Mary Kate.

  19. Karen and Family,

    Words cannot begin to express how sorry I am for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your girls.

  20. Karen, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. I am sure you are surrounded by family and good friends and I hope they, together with your faith, will bring you the strength you need to get through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please call on me to let me know how I can help. John V.

  21. Karen, our hearts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. If I can be of any help to you in any way, please let me know. Love Rosa and family

  22. Karen, Ann, Marilyn, It has been a while since I have seen you. You pop into my mind when I think about the ‘good old days’ of family reunons, weddings. It was with saddness that I learned of Jims passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. Remember all the good memories. God Bless Sally Remming

  23. Karen, I am saddened to hear of your loss. I remember well when you and Jim first started dating. He seemed to me to be very taken by you. He impressed me as a good man and fun to be around. You two made a great couple. I’m sure the love you shared throughout your marriage leaves you and your daughters wonderful memories to be forever grateful for. God Bless you all real good.

  24. Karen, I am thinking of you and the family – I will remember Jim and his terrific singing voice during one of the few times we invited the ‘boys’ to join us for karaoke. Love you, and remember the inscription on the platter you gave me. XXOO

  25. Karen, Jean and Mary Kate
    We can’t even imagine how you must be feeling. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We do know that we are happy we could spend some fun family time together. We will not forget our night in Downtown Disney. Jim was a wonderful person. Please let us know if you need anything.

  26. Karen, Jean and Mary Kate,

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of your loving husband and dear father. What words can one say at this time, for he was a great guy who I will remember often and I was privileged to know. Our deepest prayers are with you, your family and Jim. With sympathy, Vicky and Brian O’Donnell
    May you see God’s light on the path ahead. When the road you walk is dark. May you always hear, even in your hour of sorrow, the gentle singing of the lark. When times are hard may hardness not turn your heart to stone, And may you always remember
    You do not walk alone. (An Irish prayer)

  27. Karen, Jim will be missed by all. I’m sorry I’ll miss the services. I have great memories with Jim. The trips we took and the dreams we shared. I remember being in the Trump Gardens 40 stories up, spotted Jim in a crowed NYC street. He was larger than life and that’s how he lived. I’ll truly miss him. Clarence and family

  28. Karen, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so very sorry for your loss. May the love and prayers of your family and friends comfort you at this difficult time.

    With Much Sympathy,

    Lisa Wainwright

  29. Karen, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My deepest sympathies to you all. May God bring you comfort and peace.

  30. Karen, We just heard about Jimmy last night. I can’t tell you how shocked and saddened we are. He was such a terrific person – always ready with a laugh and a smile. We will pray for you and your girls during this most difficult time. Again, we are so sorry for your loss of Jimmy.

  31. Karen, what a terrible loss for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you in the challenging days ahead.

  32. Karen,

    Enzo and I are thinking of you, Jean and Mary Kate in our prayers. I asking god to give you all strength and peace.

    Andrea & Enzo Poletto

  33. Karen,

    I’m so sorry to hear about Jim.

    You, Jean and Mary Kate will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if there’s anything that I can do.

    God Bless you and your Family.

  34. Karen,

    My prayers are with you and your family. Please accept my condolences.

    I’d like to share this beautiful poem that was shared at my uncle’s funeral:

    Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.
    I’m following the path God has laid you see.
    I took his hand when I heard him call.
    I turned my back and left it all.

    I could not stay another day.
    To laugh, to love, to work or play, tasks left undone must stay that way.
    I found that peace at the close of the day.

    If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joys.
    A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss.
    Oh yes, those things too I will miss.

    Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
    I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
    My life’s been full.
    I savored much, good friends, good times, and a loved one’s touch.

    Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts and peace to thee.

    God wanted me now; He set me free.

    Author unknown

  35. Karen,

    No words can say how sorry I am to hear of Jim’s passing. A great man, a great friend, a super father and loving husband.