Eugene R. Kelly, Sr., 82, of Oceanport passed away on April 25, 2018. He was born in Jersey City to the late John and Anna Kelly.
Gene was skilled in logistics and mathematics, spending his career as a senior traffic manager in the trucking industry, both at Moore’s Trucking in Piscataway and Freight Traffic Services in Branchburg, before retiring. He loved playing cards with friends, spending time at Monmouth Park Racetrack with family, and watching the New York Yankees play baseball. He spent many years of his retirement happily babysitting his grandchildren with his beloved wife Audrey.
Gene was predeceased by his son Thomas F. Kelly in 2003; his daughter Susan T. Kelly in 2008; his son-in-law Michael J. Murray in 2013; and, his 6 sisters and 3 brothers.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years Audrey M. Kelly of Oceanport; his loving children: Maureen Henderson of Manahawkin; Eugene R. Kelly, Jr. and his wife Kristine of Manhattan; Audrey Murray of Westfield; and Michael Kelly and his partner Nicole of West Long Branch. Also, surviving are his adoring grandchildren: Meghan, Kyle, Justine, Colette, George and John; and, his great-granddaughter Alhana.
Visitation will be held at John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Ave, Red Bank, NJ on Monday, April 30, 2018 from 4 to 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Cross R.C. Church in Rumson on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM. A Burial at Mt. Olivet in Middletown will immediately follow.