Joseph P. Kelly

Joseph P. Kelly, retired Captain, Chicago Police Department 9th District, age 71 of Chicago. Loving brother of Nancy (Jim) Ferenzi, Mike (Debbie), Susan (the late Jack) McCann and the late Eddie (Nancy). Beloved son of the late Joseph P. Kelly, Sr. (retired Lieutenant CFD) and Jean Kelly, nee Phillips. Joe had a spirit and love for helping and guiding others in life. He proudly served as Liquor Commissioner under the late Mayor Jane Byrne 1979-1984. He led the Chicago Gangs Crime Unit. In 1989 Joe opened Intellex Security which is still in operation today. Joe married his high school sweetheart Carol, nee Campagna. Carol was his soul mate and anchor in life. Joe was an outstanding father to Brian (Lori) and Kevin. A loving grandfather to Gianna, Ryan and Claire. Friends remember Joe’s larger than life personality, his loving and nurturing nature, big smile and optimistic view on life. He wanted to make the world a better and safer place and loved to protect others.

Friends and family will be greeted at Visitation Monday August 5, 2019 from 3 P.M. to time of St. Jude Service at 8 P.M. and Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 8:45 A.M. to 9:15 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.

Funeral Tuesday 9:15 A.M. to St. Francis Xavier Church, La Grange. Mass 10 A.M.

Entombment Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.

Memorials appreciated to The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University; Development & Alumni Relations, 420 E. Superior St., Arthur J. Rubloff Building 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611.

Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

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  1. Annette Hoffmann condolence:

    The Hoffmann family and cousins of Nancy and Ed offer our sympathy to you and your family. Thank you and your family for the service to Chicago


  2. Dennis & Kathleen Murdock condolence:

    To the Kelly family. We are so saddened to learn of Joe’s passing. He will be missed. May he rest in peace Dennis & Kathleen Murdock


  3. Pat gill sr condolence:

    I will pray for you at my weekly mass I’m sure you will be missed by every one I have found memories of our golf course experiences with our sons god bless you joe


  4. Donna Boyle Wojcik condolence:

    Just heard about Joe,you have my deepest sympathy. Seems like only yesterday we laughed and played on 39 th


  5. Pup condolence:

    Joe, (BOSS) (FRIEND) I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR OF HIS PASSING AND ALL NOT KNOWING. MAY THE GOOD LORD TAKE HIM IN HIS ARMS.
    GOD BLESS YOU. “PUP”


  6. Sandy Barnes condolence:

    Carol and Sue so sorry to hear about Joe. My heart goes out to you and your entire family. The CPD in heaven is getting crowded


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