James Kelly passed away peacefully on November 30, 2021. He was a lifetime Greenwich resident and GHS graduate, class of 1960.
Jimmy (or Uncle Jim, as he was lovingly known) spent his career working for Connecticut Natural Gas. After retirement, he thoroughly enjoyed spending his days on the golf course, birdwatching, spending time with the family pets, and grilling a delicious steak with a nice bottle of red in hand while smoking a cigar.
Although he never married, he was an expert at spoiling his three nieces (Kellie Ambrogio, Kristin Coppola and Sharon D’Emidio). He continued the tradition of being the “fun and generous uncle” with his grandnieces and nephew.
He is survived by his devoted sister Peggy (Margaret) Rocco and his brother-in-law, Raymond Rocco. Jimmy had a wonderful sense of humor and has left many an inappropriate catch-phrase to the family that will live on for generations to come. Although the past year or so with COVID made it difficult to spend time together, his loved ones find comfort in knowing that he was kept entertained and smiling through his intense and passionate support of the Boston Red Sox and his beloved UCONN Women’s Basketball team (Go Huskies!). In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to an animal rescue charity of choice in Jimmy’s honor.
A memorial gathering will be held at Coxe & Graziano (located at 134 Hamilton Avenue, Greenwich) on Friday, December 10 from 4:00-7:00pm. For more information or to place an online condolence www.coxeandgraziano.com