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George Edward Kelly

July 08, 1947 ~ April 30, 2023

Sadly, George Edward Kelly, 75, passed away on April 30, 2023, after a long illness.

George was born in Manhattan, NY on July 7, 1947, to Mary (Corcoran) and Edwin Kelly.

George (AKA prison guard Kelly) began his career as a New York State Correction Officer in 1971 at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, Ossining, New York, where he met his future wife, secretary, Laura Matranga. He retired from Sullivan Correctional Facility, Fallsburg, NY in 1997.

After retirement, George and Laura relocated South, where they settled in beautiful Sebastian, Florida.

George had the gift of gab, which earned him many friends throughout his life. It has also been said that George was a mentor to many.

George will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by both of his parents; his sister, Irene MacNamara, and brother, Edwin Kelly.

He is survived by his wife, Laura Kelly; life long friend, Austin MacNamara; nieces, Kerry MacNamara, Laura MacNamara, Erin MacNamara, Tara (Kelvin) MacNamara; cousin-in-law, Barbara Jean Traina; sisters-in-law, Susan (John) Eremita, Debra (Tony) Robinson, Traci Matranga, Dayna Matranga; brothers-in-law, Tony Matranga, Marc Matranga, and many great nephews and great nieces.


Frank McCoy

May 5, 2023, 4:13 pm

Lost a great friend. Absolutely one of a kind. I will always many fond memories of a 50 year friendship. Godspeed Prison Guard Kelly!

Lorraine Ostrubak

May 5, 2023, 4:14 pm

So sorry for your loss..he will be missed

Toni Conner-Karlovec

May 5, 2023, 5:06 pm

So sad. He will be missed. Sorry for your loss Laura

Jane Andrews

May 5, 2023, 5:44 pm

So sorry for your loss. He was an amazing person and a true friend to Duncan(McIntosh). He will be missed!

Debra Maxwell

May 5, 2023, 5:55 pm

Sending you our deepest sympathies Laura. We’re so very sorry to hear of George’s passing.

Steve Katz

May 5, 2023, 5:59 pm

Rest In Peace George. You were a good friend and I will miss our phone conversations. You were definitely one of the good guys Prison Guard Kelly. I salute you.

Marian Bzduch

May 5, 2023, 6:29 pm

So very sorry to hear of George’s passing . Such a good man . I am thankful for the time I worked with him. Laura I am holding you in my Prayers, thoughts.

Chris Lagarde

May 5, 2023, 7:06 pm

My father James Lagarde spoke so highly of George. They were good friends. So sorry for George’s family! He was a good man.

Melissa A Slater

May 5, 2023, 7:19 pm

We’re so sorry for your loss, Laura…George was a wonderful person who will be missed greatly…

Diane Anderson

May 5, 2023, 7:35 pm

So sorry for your loss❤️

John Ryan

May 5, 2023, 7:41 pm

Laura , so sorry for your loss . I was friends with George from the teenage years in Inwood .
I had quite a few telephone conversations with George over the last couple of years . some lasted two hours . I will greatly miss my long time friend . George will have a special place in my memory and prayers .
God Bless

Carol defranzs

May 5, 2023, 7:49 pm

Always the best great times to remember see you next time
Sorry Laurie for your loss ❤️

Kathy Galvin

May 5, 2023, 8:19 pm

Laura sorry to hear about the loss of your Husband. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Kathy Galvin


May 5, 2023, 8:19 pm


Bob Quill

May 5, 2023, 10:12 pm

Sorry for your loss Laura, George was a childhood and lifelong friend. We went to grammar school together and we’re in the same class from the 4th grade up. , and remained friends throughout our life. George will be missed by many, especially all his Inwood Friends. Rest In Peace George ❤️❤️

Sarah see

May 6, 2023, 12:31 am

Rest in peace uncle George you were truly amazing and will be definitely missed i love you fly high I’ll be praying for aunt laurie that she had comfort

JoAnn Matranga

May 6, 2023, 1:07 am

Laurie, I am so sorry for your loss.
With my deepest sympathy. My prayers are with you and the family.


May 6, 2023, 1:55 am

So sorry for your loss.He will be miss.He would having laughing so hard when he use the term prison guard.

Mick Woodard

May 7, 2023, 1:34 am

Everything is Everything. RIP George.

Barbara Traina

May 8, 2023, 9:49 pm

With all my love George
I miss you and our visits…laughing..
Remember No dancing on the bed!
Now your dancing in heaven..
Love you
Your cousin Barbara Jean

Deneen Whiteside

May 15, 2023, 9:46 pm

Prayers And Condolences To The Family.Officer Kelly Was A Very Nice Person I Had The Pleasure To Meet At Sing Sing. May He Rest In Peace.Sincerely Deneen Whiteside

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