John James Kelly

John James Kelly of Parsippany, NJ and Greenlawn, NY after a brief illness, on Sunday, March 18, 2018, at the age of 46 years. He was born on March 27, 1971 in Providence, RI to James P. Kelly and the late Elaine A. (Klenota). John graduated from Harborfields HS in Greenlawn, NY in 1989, Five Towns College in Dix Hills, NY in 1992 and the Anthem Institute in Parsippany, NJ in 2008.  Blessed with an awesome sense of humor, tremendous memory and the ability to mimic others, John was well-known to keep family and friends in stitches. He also had a huge heart, beloved as someone who made everyone he met not just a friend but family, someone who believed not in divisiveness but in community, support and love. John is survived by his father James P., stepmom Eleanor, sisters Denise Rodriguez (Jeanelle), Sheila Blaine and Sharon Ellis (Rick), stepbrother Bill Lundy (Theresa) and four nephews. A private family-only service will be held later; donations in his memory may be made to The Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation, Inc. (www.cchfoundation.net).