Richard Kelly

Richard “Dick” Kelly, 80

Dick Kelly, 80, of Roseland passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.     

Visiting will be held on Friday July 24, 2020 at The Dangler Funeral Home of West Orange, 340 Main St., West Orange from 4 to 7 PM, with Military Honors at 6:15 pm and the Funeral Services at 6:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959. Letters of condolence may be posted at

Dick was born in Scranton, PA and lived in West Orange before moving to Roseland. He enjoyed a successful sales career until retiring in 2005.  Dick proudly served in the United States Navy from 1957 to 1960, during the Vietnam era.

Dick was the beloved husband of 59 years to Mary Kelly (nee Donofrio). Devoted father of Richard and his wife Julie, and Donna DeZao and her husband Mark. Loving brother of Marilyn Bardi, and the late William, Gerard, and Robert. Brother-in-law of Diane Donofrio, Eileen Lanzara, Mary E. Kelly and the late John Donofrio. Proud grandfather of Megan, Lauren, Jessica, and Deanna. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

During the COVID 19 pandemic, all persons entering the Funeral Home will be required to wear a face mask or face covering throughout their stay. Likewise, all social distancing rules must be adhered to. Gathering together in groups should not happen. A continued flow throughout the facility will aid in keeping all of us safe, with everyone having an opportunity to pay their respects.