Bernard “Brian” J. Skelly, of Tuckahoe, NY passed away peacefully at his home on January 4, 2021. Predeceased by his parents, Patrick and Mary (nee Marron) Skelly and his brother Patrick J. Skelly, he is survived by Jill, his loving wife of 46 years, his sister Catherine Kenny, brothers Michael (Georgette) and Rev. Francis Skelly, C.Ss.R., his sister-in-law Cherie Southern and 13 cherished nieces and nephews along with their loving children and many dear friends.
Brian will be remembered as a loyal, kind and honorable man whose career achievements include service in the National Guard, US Army Reserve and a distinguished 30 year career in law enforcement. He began his career in the renowned NYPD Tactical Patrol Force followed by assignments with OCCB Bronx and Manhattan South Narcotics. In 1996, Brian retired with the rank of Detective from the Intelligence Division where he served with honor and distinction. Upon retirement, he became a NYS Licensed Private Investigator.
Calling Hours will be held at Fred McGrath & Son Funeral Home on Friday, January 8th from 9 am to 10:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Joseph’s Church, Bronxville at 10:45 am. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.
In Lieu of flowers, contributions in Brian’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.