KELLY - William Joseph, 68, of Smithtown, formerly of Montauk, N.Y., died September 20, 2016. Is survived by his loving companion, Jean Petrofesi; son Travis (Amy); daughter Erin; five grandchildren; and his sister Patricia Surrick (Barclay). Predeceased by his parents Eleanor and Clifford Kelly and his brother John Clifford. Bill was born in Flushing, N.Y. on May 20, 1948 and moved with his family to Bay Shore, N.Y. when he was an infant. It was there, living on the water, that he learned to love the sea. This experience inspired him to become an independent lobsterman for many years. Bill fought his illness like a warrior until the end. Cremation was private.
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