Veronica “Ronnie” Kelly, 69, of Wayne died Friday.
She was a store detective at Bamburger’s and Macy’s before joining the Wayne Police Department as a special police officer.
She was the first female licensed private detective in New Jersey.
She is survived by her husband George; brothers Jimmy and William; sisters Theresa and Katerine; children Andre, Anne, Christopher, Jennifer, and Shannon; grandchildren Michael, Luke, Chelsea, Zachary, Chloe, Tony, Jessica, Shane, Samantha, and Sadie; and great grandchildren Calyx, Cameron, and Mia.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to St. Jude Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1905.