Joseph J. Kelly Jr. passed away at 8:45 pm Sunday June 16, 2014 at his residence.
He was born November 14, 1927 in Alton, IL the son of Joseph J. Sr. and Alice E. (McKeon) Kelly.
Joe married Rita Eggemann on January 28, 1956 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton and she preceded him in death on May 22, 1999.
He was a former member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Alton and a current member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton, a member of the Alton Knights of Columbus – 4th Degree, the Alton Eagles Lodge #254 and served his country in the Navy.
Joe owned and operated the ACME Bowl in Alton and Godfrey.
He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Mark & Patty Kelly of Godfrey and Matt Kelly of
Alton; five grandchildren, Meghan & Patrick Kelly, and Michael, Molly and Maggie Kelly; two step grandchildren, Melissa & Jennifer Thorell; and one step great grandson, Tucker.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by an infant son, Mark Joseph Kelly and a brother, John W. Kelly.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Monday June 23, 2014 at Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am Tuesday June 24, 2014 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton.
Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Alton with military rites by Alton VFW Post 1308.
Memorials may be made to: Marquette Catholic High School or St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Online condolences and guest book can be found at www.staten-fine.com