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Garden of Reflection
Queen Elizabeth II September 11 Memorial Garden
Montclair State University 9/11 Memorial
East Newark 9/11 Memorial
Fair Haven 9/11 Memorial
Freehold Township 9/11 Living Memorial Tree Grove
Conseleya 9/11 Memorial
Crescent Beach Park - Flagpole/Memorial for 9/11 Victims
Garrison Elementary School American Patriot Garden
Generosity of spirit. Exceptional kindness. Favorite brother. Consummate gentleman. Man of all seasons. Beloved son and uncle. Passionate golfer. True Irishman. Guinness lover. Great cook. Labrador cuddler. Christian. Avid sportsman. Friend to all.
This was Billy Kelly and so much more. Anyone who met Billy made an instant and loyal friend. Whatever endeavor Billy embarked upon, his meticulous focus and passion brought it to life. Whether it was waxing his surf board, cooking Cajun catfish, playing with his nephews and nieces, fixing his boat, teaching his brother-in-law to sail or picking out a bottle of wine. He enjoyed the process just as much as, if not more than, the end result.
Billy grew up in Yardley, Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Scranton. His true home was on Long Beach Island where he spent many childhood summers and most weekends during his adulthood.
On LBI, Billy loved to go surfing, sailing, duck hunting and fishing, as well as just plain hanging out on the beach. He also enjoyed numerous years at Crane’s Surf City Hotel working his way through the ranks as a dishwasher, cook, and bartender.
Since 1994, Billy worked for Bloomberg, LP in Princeton, NJ and their affiliate, Bloomberg Tradebook LLC, in New York City. Just last year, he won their Heart and Soul Award for his exemplary work ethic. On September 11, 2001, Billy attended a conference at Windows on the World at the World Trade Center, Tower One. We lost Billy that day along with thousands of other innocent victims.
Billy’s family and friends would like to celebrate his life and remember how he touched so many lives in such extraordinary and special ways by hosting an annual golf tournament in his honor. All the proceeds from the tournament will go toward the William Hill Kelly, Jr. Endowed Scholarship at the University of Scranton. We hope you’ll be able to join us to celebrate Bill’s life and support this worthy endeavor.