Ocean County Mourns Commissioner’s Wife

Evelyn Kelly (Photo courtesy Wood Funeral Home)

  EAGLESWOOD – County officials are mourning Evelyn Kelly, the wife of County Commissioner John “Jack” Kelly, who passed away on January 22 at their home in West Creek.

  The 66-year-old was born in Mannheim, Germany, before moving to New Jersey. She worked as a mail carrier in West Creek and was a member of St. Theresa R.C. Church in Little Egg Harbor.

  In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children John P. Jr., and wife Dana, of Little Egg Harbor; daughters Dawn Marie Kelly, of West Creek; and Crystal Lynn Martin and husband Justin, of Pennsauken; son William C. Kelly and wife Christina, of Boynton Beach, FL, son James T. Kelly, of West Creek; sister Helga Venegas and husband Eddie, of Miami, FL., sister Frances Recker, of Lacey; brother Walter J. Bodie, of Brick; sister Ellen Peters, of Toms River; grandchildren Cecelia, Juliana, Sullivan, and Evelyn, along with best friend for many years Ann Marie Janicek, of Lacey.

  Visitation will be Tuesday, January 25, from 4-8 p.m., at Wood Funeral Home, 134 East Main Street, Tuckerton, and Wednesday, January 26, from 10-11 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., all at St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church, 450 Radio Road, Little Egg Harbor. Burial will follow in West Creek Cemetery, Willets Ave. and Jones Street.