Eleanor Joyce Kelly


Long Beach, California – Eleanor Joyce Kelly, age 94, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, in Long Beach, California.

Joyce was born on Aug. 16, 1928, in Granville, New York, the daughter of the late Llewelyn and Mary (Roberts) Jones. She was a graduate of Granville High School. She married Tim Kelly from Middle Granville. They moved to Long Beach, California in 1956.

They made several treks back to “home” over the years.

Joyce will be remembered as a feisty, strong-willed, independent and fiercely loyal woman. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother (Nain), great-grandmother and aunt. She was an avid Los Angeles Dodgers fan. Her family is grateful for her love and example. She will be dearly missed.

Joyce was predeceased by her parents, her husband Tim and her sister Phyllis Roberts.

She is survived by her devoted daughter Sandy Aguirre and her husband Tom. She was blessed with three grandchildren, Jason and Evan Taylor and Sarah Baker-Wynn, as well as several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. at the Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville, New York. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Middle Granville.

Online condolences may be made at robertmkingfuneralhome.com.