Daniel P. Kelly


Daniel P. Kelly, 85, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018. Born in Brooklyn, NY on April 30, 1932, he was the son of John and Martha Kelly.

He was a US Army veteran serving in Germany from 1951-1953. Dan attended Empire State College and Long Island University earning a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.

Dan was a NY State Policeman for 25 years, retiring in 1979 as a Captain. He then worked at Knolls Atomic Power Lab as Chief of Security for 13 years. He enjoyed watching his Yankees, the Giants and reading the Wall Street Journal. Dan and his wife spent many beautiful days at the beach together.

Dan was known for his kind and compassionate heart. His tenacity and grit were what made him successful at everything he did in life. Dan was a dedicated and loyal man who was well respected by all who knew him.

Dan is survived by his wife of 60 years, Norma, who was his “lottery ticket for life” and their children Theresa Penttila(Mike), Desiree Kelly, Daniel Kelly (Janet) and Thomas Kelly (Susyn). His seven grandchildren, who were his pride and joy, Alec, McKenzie, Mason, Rebeka, Daniel, Ariden and Kevin; sister Eileen Touhey. He was predeceased by his granddaughter Grace, and his brothers James, Jack, Maurice, and William.

Funeral services will be held 9am Friday, January 19 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial with military honors will follow in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 18 from 2pm to 4pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for you to remember Dan and do what he always said “be more charitable.”

Guest Book

John M Praskey

I just received notice of Daniel's passing in my Trooper Notifications, Dan was a Consular in my Basic School, June of 1970, we were the first Class to attend our full Academy Training there. As a recruit Trooper my interaction with him were very limited but my observations of him were that he was a very kind man. Please accept my condolences for his passing he will always be remembered by me.

NYSP Z/Sgt Ret

Tracey & Victor Schwarz

Theresa and Family,

We keep you in our prayers, and hope your dear memories of your father bring you comfort at this time. All our love,

Victor, Tracey & Andrew Schwarz