SARATOGA SPRINGS – Edward Kelley, age 57, passed away after a brief illness on June 11, 2019 at Westchester Medical Center.
He was born on March 13, 1962 in Providence, RI to John E and Barbara (Pitt) Kelley.
Ed was the heart and soul of the famed Kelley’s Deli in Wilton. Lately you know him as a Catering Chef for Longfellows Restaurant. He loved to cook for his wife, Colleen, knowing she didn’t want to and instilled in his daughter, Caitlin, his own passion for cooking.
Ed was the epitome of a family man. He was “Mom of the Year” while Cait was in pre-school and her rock all through her life. He always encouraged everyone he encountered to follow their dreams. He never showed so much pride as when Colleen pursued her college degree at the age of 56.
Ed was the “walking party.” If there was music, he was dancing (especially at home in the kitchen). If someone was alone on a holiday, they were at the Kelley house.
Ed went all in on life. He volunteered at the Saratoga Senior Center, The 50-mile MS walks, the Dailey Foundation, Team in Training for Leukemia, all of Cait’s sports teams, and all of Colleen’s marathons. He loved the Giant’s, but they drove him crazy. His golf and bowling handicap were the same number, but he loved both anyway. Concerts were a family event and the littlest trips would become the biggest adventures. He loved Saratoga and took great pride in teaching people how to lose money at the track.
Ed valued the people in his life exponentially, not just his wife and daughter. His father & mother. His 5 brothers. His only sister. His in-laws. His nieces and nephews. His co-workers. His employees. His daughter's friends. Acquaintances that became lifelong friends. Ed knew everybody and everybody knew Ed.
Edward is survived by his wife Colleen Landrigan Kelley; daughter, Caitlin Kelley; father, John and his wife Susan Kelley; brothers, John P. Kelley (Susan), David Kelley (Jane), Stephen Kelley (Chas), Russell Kelley (Nanette) and Paul Kelley (Jeannine); sister, Jane Steele (Timothy); many nieces, nephews, friends and his beloved dogs, Zoe and Jack. He is preceded in death by his mother Barbara Pitt Kelley.
Friends may call from 10:00 am to 11:30 am on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave. (Rte 9 and/or Marion Ave.), Saratoga Springs, New York. Celebrating Ed will be at Longfellows from 12-3:30pm.
NO SUITS/NO TIES/NO SOMBER DRESSING this is Ed Kelley we’re talking about.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Saratoga Senior Center or Animal Rescue of one’s choice.
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