Daniel Q. Kelly of Hopewell Junction, NY, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2024, at the age of 83. He was born on February 19, 1940, in Mount Vernon, NY, to the late Hugh and Catherine Kelly. Daniel led a remarkable life filled with professional achievements and personal joys.
After graduating from Iona Preparatory High School in New Rochelle, NY, Daniel attended Villanova University in Philadelphia, PA, where he played tennis and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, he earned an MBA from Columbia University in New York City. Daniel embarked on a successful career in marketing and consumer products, making significant contributions at General Foods, Morton Foods, and First National City Bank (later Citigroup). He played a pivotal role in the introduction of ATM technology to the consumer public during his tenure with these institutions.
Throughout his life, Daniel demonstrated a commitment to service and community, from volunteering as a little league coach to participating in programs supporting the homebound. His gift for storytelling, sense of humor, and hospitality endeared him to friends and family.
An avid pianist and nature enthusiast, Daniel found joy in playing music, playing tennis, and hiking with his much-loved dogs. He cherished moments spent with family. Daniel was predeceased by his beloved wife, Carol Conrad, his daughter, Mary and siblings Edmund, Neill, Christopher, and Agnes. He is survived by his sons Daniel (Maureen), William (Brynne), Chance (Susan), and Peter (Cynthia), as well as his eleven grandchildren, his brother Hugh, and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service honoring Daniel's life will be held at St. Francis of Assisi chapel, Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY, on February 9, 2024, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christopher J. Kelly Scholarship Fund at Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle, New York. (914-632-0714)
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