Joseph Leo Kelley II of Palm City, Florida passed away at his home on March 4, 2022 , at the age of 91 . He died peacefully in t he company of family. He is survived by his spouse, Joan T. Kelley. In 2021, they celebrated 65 years of marriage as well as their combined 181 years of life. He is also survived by his children Joseph L. Kelley III, M.D. (Karen), Edward J. Kelley , Esq. (Wanda) and Paul J. Kelley (Lisa). “Grandpa” will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Caitlin D. Kelley, Broderick D. Kelley (Kathleen), Edward J. Kelley Jr., Meghan K . Janer (Gab riel), Daphne M. Kelley, Katherine A. Kelley, Ethan J. Kelley , and Sean D. Kelley. He was blessed with his first great grandchild, Nora Clare Kelley , in June 2021. He was born in Staten Island, New York on June 6, 1930. Joe received his under g raduate degree from The Citadel , Class of 1951, and his MBA from the New York University School of Business. In 1951, h e was called to active duty by the United States Air Force. He served during the Korean War as First Lieutenant, and he separated on reserve status in 1965. He was well-respected in the fields of Insurance and Reinsurance. Joe formed his own brokerage company , JL Kelley, Inc. , in 1975. The firm served national and global clients. Two of his sons followed him into this industry. In 2001 , he sold his business and entered retirement . He and his beloved wife enjoyed their time travelling, visiting family and friends, and pursuing their many hobbies . He lived his life fully and placed great value on the dignity the Human Spirit. Joe’s life was guided by the principle that it is more important to be kind, honest , and fair than to be rich or successful. He and his family were grateful for the compassionate care he received from his physician, caregivers, and the staff of the Sand Hill Cove Community. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Andrews Church, 2100 SE Cove RD, Stuart, FL at 9 : 45 am, March 9, 2022. This will be live-streamed for those unable to attend @ 85690276731 In lieu of flowers the f amily asks that you offer a prayer of Thanksgiving for his life and consider a donation to the American Red Cross, the Alzheimer’s Association , or a charity of your choice.

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Posted on: 2022-03-11

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