Peter Kelly
Peter Kelly
Peter Kelly
Peter Kelly

Obituary of Peter L. Kelly

Peter L. Kelly, husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend to all, died peacefully in his sleep on May 24, 2024. His life will be remembered for his love for his family, commitment to others, and dynamic personality that brought people together and created lifelong bonds.

Pete was the youngest of four sons born to Susan and Dan Kelly (Sr). He spent his childhood in the family’s home in Windmill Farms. The lifelong friendships he created in Armonk continued to provide him joy and laughter until his very last days.

He graduated from Iona College, where not surprisingly, he created another community of friends through football and rugby. A fervent competitor, he brought energy and determination to his teams on the field, and brotherhood off the field. He continued to be close with his Iona Rugby brothers as well as teammates from White Plain Rugby for the past 30 years.

Through Rugby, Pete met Pat Quinn, who, when faced with an ALS diagnosis at a young age, did so with dignity, gratitude, and determination. Pat’s enthusiastic spirit inspired Pete and motivated him to “find his smile”. Pete was determined to support Quinn for the Win in any way he could and over the past decade he helped raise thousands of dollars for ALS research and support of families with ALS. Pete committed his time to help others whenever possible and these efforts brought him great joy.

None of these friendships or pursuits would bring him more joy than his family. Married to his childhood sweetheart for 27 years, Pete and Cindy’s life was blessed by their two children Morgan and Amanda. As a family, they enjoyed time at the beach, in particular in Rhode Island, where they intended to move in the fall.

Pete’s family was the most important thing in his life and he was incredibly proud that both children have become thoughtful, hard-working, kind, and loving adults. As a team, he and Cindy created a loving family and many memories that will sustain them in the years ahead.

In addition to Cindy and his two children, Pete also leaves behind three older brothers, Danny, Willy and  Chance, along with 17 nieces and nephews, and 1 great niece, 19 first cousins, many aunts and  uncles, and hundreds and hundreds of loving friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following fund:

Thank you and God bless you.

Pete Kelly has fought the good fight.
And he has played like a Champion, every time out.
Now it is time for him to rest peacefully.


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