R.I.P. Robert Kelly, Owner of Montclair’s Stockpot

BY  |  Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 10:48am  |  COMMENTS (2)

Robert “Bob” Kelly with his mother Bess at the Stockpot in 2012.

Robert “Bob” Kelly, who owned and operated the Stockpot in Montclair, died Monday. Kelly owned the Stockpot, which closed in 2013, with his partner, Robert Penta.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, followed by the funeral services at 12 noon, at The Dangler Funeral Home of West Orange, 340 Main St., West Orange, N.J. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, N.J.


  1. POSTED BY Montclair Lover  |  April 11, 2017 @ 12:40 pm

    Loved his quiches.

    Is his mother still with us?

  2. POSTED BY shiftynj  |  April 26, 2017 @ 12:07 pm

    No, Bessie died just last year at age 98. (Obit: http://obits.nj.com/obituaries/starledger/obituary.aspx?n=BESSIE-KELLY&pid=179747930) Up until age 95 she was still working there (and driving a car!).

    Sad to hear of Robert’s passing. I liked this place a lot and miss it. Supreme Bakery has been selling soup made with their recipes, not sure if he was actively involved or not. I have a pint of their mulligatawny in my fridge which I will eat today in tribute to a nice man and a damn good cook.

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