Melissa Kelly

Obituary of Melissa A. Kelly

Melissa A. Kelly, 39, of the Landing section of Roxbury Township passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, October 15, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.


Born in Hackensack, NJ on May 17, 1983 to Kathleen (Sondej) Hoey and the late Ronald Hoey, Melissa was a graduate of Sparta High School.  She has resided in Landing for 10 years.  She earned her Bachelor of Psychology from Pennsylvania State University and her Bachelor of Nursing from Bloomfield College.  She worked as a nurse for the Mother/Baby Unit at Morristown Medical Center. 


Melissa enjoyed reading, family adventures, road trips and spending time outdoors.  Her greatest joy was being with her beloved family.  She was a parishioner of St. Therese Church in Succasunna, NJ.


In addition to her father, Melissa was predeceased by her brother Tom Hoey.


Survivors include her husband Joshua Kelly, children Liam and Brigid Kelly, mother Kathleen Hoey and sister Andrea Hoey, as well as many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.


Melissa’s Life Celebration will include a Funeral Mass on Thursday, October 20 at 10:00 AM at St. Therese Church, 151 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ.  All are invited to meet directly at church for Mass.  A continuation of Melissa’s Life Celebration with be held on Saturday, October 22, at the Roxbury Fire Company 2, 110 Shippenport Road, Landing, beginning at 2:00PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Melissa’s memory to the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Melanoma Moon Shots Program at


A Memorial Tree was planted for Melissa
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home
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