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Joseph Martin “Joe” Kellagher

May 29, 1975 - March 8, 2020

Joseph Martin “Joe” Kellagher, age 44, of Claymont, DE, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2020.

Born in Wilmington, DE on May 29, 1975, he was a son of Donna (Reed) Kellagher and the late William Kellagher, Sr. Joe worked as a mechanic for Cress Auto Parts in New Castle. He was a talented artist who enjoyed drawing and listening to music. Joe will always be remembered as the life of the party.

Joe is survived by his children, James Austin Kellagher, Kasie Kellagher and Zoey Storm Kellagher; and siblings, William Kellagher, Jr., Amanda Shipkowski, James Shipkowski, Stephanie Shipkowski, Sean Kellagher, Dylan Kellagher and Samantha Kellagher.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 10:30 am on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 10:30 am. Interment will follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joe’s memory to atTAck Addiction, P.O. Box 36, Bear, DE 19701.

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29 Condolences for Joseph Martin “Joe” Kellagher

  • I will miss you every second of every minute of every day. I love you.

  • We used to joke that Joey was my third son. I will always remember his smile and laugh. Deepest condolences to his family.

  • Love you brother

  • Joe , Kasie and zoey are crushed. It kills me. I feel so helpless. I know you will watch over them and keep them safe. Rest easy

  • Just thinking about how I’ll never be able to see you again is hurting so bad… I never thought the day would come so soon that I lost you forever I wish I could’ve known 😕 if I would’ve known I would done things so different. I never missed you so much in my life. The only thing I want is you right now 😔 god this hurts dad I love you so much 💔 Saturday is gonna be so hard I don’t think I’m ever gonna be the same ☹️ I love you dad Rest In Peace ❤️

  • You had no clue how many people’s lives you touched and brought joy even to the most wounded hearts….. I know you are telling is all to keep laughing through the pain and smiling through the tears but damn it man this one hurts….. Miss yah and love yah As Always, Adventure awaits us makers

  • I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family.

  • I cant believe your gone… you’ll always be in my heart

  • You touched the lives and hearts of so many…I’ll miss your jokes and your stories…you could always make me laugh…rest easy my friend ♥️

  • Joe you were a great friend, more of a brother. Gonna miss the good times we had. RIP until we meet again.

  • I’m absolutely crushed. Joey was the best friend I’ve ever had and there will never be another like him.

  • Forever your Live. Till we meet again. Love you ❤

  • To nights I can’t remember with a friend I’ll never forget.

  • Joey K,
    Meeting you 20+ years was one of the best days of my life. My siblings a I instantly became family to you Sean, Dylan, James, Will, and Lil Miss Sammy and of course Mom (Donna) the 1st day we met and you renamed me Crow and told Olive “From now on I’m gonna call you Live”. We went through alot as teens but knowing I could just come by anytime day or night to seek your counsel as a big brother really help me in tough times. Nobody can deny the humor and love you always shared with people right up to the day you left us. You touched so many hearts and your words of wisdom and humor will always be on playback in my head. I just want to let you know I LOVE YOU you’ll always be remebered as “My Brother”, a good man and dare I say a gentleman. This is deeply painful and heart breaking to say goodbye to you. I was hoping you were just gonna pop in my inbox and say “Gotcha” with that big beautiful sneeky smile on your face. Now that its hit this is real life it cuts deeper then I ever thought it could. There will be no day that goes by that I wont remeber you or something you said to me. Know that you JOEY K will always be loved as My Brother from another mother just as you told me I’m your sister from another mister lmmfao. LOVE YOU JOE R.I.P. now your the shinest star in the Sky.
    Raven Sullivano
    “Your Crow”

  • From the first time I met you we had a bond so tight! We were full Gemini twins in every sense of the word feeding off of each other’s energy.. some of my greatest memories and greatest belly laughs were with you… My world will always be a little bit darker without you in it😭. I LOVE YOU BROTHER ❤️❤️❤️

  • Every breath we take…we will be missing you!

  • Im so heart broken and confused. It’s so horrible how something can happen so quick. You had a plan to come visit us in Memphis, now I have plans to visit you, at your funeral. It’s gonna hurt me my whole life and it’s gonna take me a while for it to be “ok” but I know how proud you ARE of me and kasie. All of the times I’ve posted a drawing you asked me to send more and although they did suck, you still loved them. I wish you were here to hug me when times get rough, to walk me down the isle when I get married, and to laugh together when I do something stupid, but things are things, and things ruin things. Now you can smile above me. I’m so glad you are my father. You always tried, now you’re in a better place, with peace and joy. I love you dad. I really do.

  • RIP. Joe 🖤🙏. You were one of a kind and will be missed.

  • You will be missed brother, been a minute but I will see you again!

  • Joey, you were a hell of a guy. You will be sorely missed brother.

  • May the road rise up to meet you
    May the wind always be at your back
    May the sun shine bright on your face
    May the rain fall softly on your feilds
    And until we meet again may god (or whoever) hold you in the palm of his hand. Love you

  • The sky is crying … Oh, Joey … why? Forever in my heart, my own son

  • I’m so saddened by the news of your passing, We had to say goodbye to our brother Chris a year ago ,now you two are reunited and resting easy together . You will never be forgotten, you left your mark on this world !!! My deepest sympathies to the entire Kelleghar family and all of Joe’s extended family .I’m so sorry that we have to experience this loss .We all love you Joe!

  • Dear Father…I cry for the legacy Joe leaves, for the ways the world has been made different by his presence, for the memories that become both more beautiful and more painful on this side of death. And I pray that the work You have accomplished in this life will grow deeper, wider, and stronger in the days to come, uninhibited by a weak opponent like death. I cry for the way this world has gone wrong, and for all the ways You’re making it right again. I ask that You bring peace to Joe’s many friends and family, especially to his children. Rest in beautiful peace Joe. 🦋

  • I’ll miss ya, Joey. You were a beautiful soul. The love you had for your kids and family was so strong and sweet. My heart goes out to all your family & good friends.❤️

  • I met Joe when he was a young man. I grew up with his Aunt Nancy, and once he discovered this he started calling me Uncle Wayne which became my nickname from junior high on. I managed many different fitness clubs in my working career. One of the clubs I managed was later sold and I got permission from the owners to remove the copper pipes from the building before the sale was finalized. Joe and a man who still works for me, Bill, took the pipe to the salvage yard and made quite a large sum of money. Joe was the happiest I ever saw him that day which is my fondest memory of him. Rest in peace my Nephew I will always be your mentor and friend.

  • Oh Joe! You were one of two, my son Chris and YOU! You always found a way to get me laughing even on bad days. I will miss your big smile at the table proclaiming everything is slammin’ Ms Slev! I hope you have found Chris on your new journey. May the wind always be at your back. ❤️ Kathy Slevin

  • Mrs. Kellegher, my heart goes out to you. I too am feeling the pain of losing a child but would never presume to understand your pain. To all of Joe’s siblings I’m more sorry about your loss than you know. Joe really was a special person. God bless all of you.

  • Joe, I’ve been remembering so many things you and Chris did over here! Nobody told me you went to a different place. They thought I was too “fragile” for the news. I was a bit upset over that ❤️ because you were special to me. Always fun but also so polite to me. Remember I used to call you Eddie Haskell and I was Mrs Cleaver??😂 We had some good times. I’ll miss you. Ms. Slev 💖