In Memorium: Rumson Husband, Dad, Philanthropist, Securities Expert Kevin Conery, 59

Rumson family man, philanthropist and noted preferred securities expert Kevin Joseph Conery passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, Jan. 9. He was 59.

Memorial services begin on Wednesday, starting with a visitation at Thompson Memorial Home in Red Bank from 2 to 4 p.m. A mass will be held at Holy Cross Church in Rumson at 10 a.m. on Thursday, followed by a burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery of Middletown.

“Kevin had friends from many faiths and backgrounds and strived to live his life with integrity and respect for others. He believed if he obeyed God’s will, he would have the power to succeed in life and work, and he did. This belief helped him through difficult times and provided him with a grounding that was envied by others. If he were alive today to witness his passing, he would understand and accept that he was taken from us to perform a higher calling.”

Loved ones of Kevin Joseph Conery in his obituary

More about Kevin’s life from his obituary

Kevin Joseph Conery
Photo/courtesy of family via Thompson Memorial Home obituary


Kevin was known as a Renaissance man with many passions, skills and interests. He was a tenor in the “angelic” Holy Cross Church Choir and cherished his role. He spoke many languages, loved to travel and history, theology and arts buff. “He was extremely well-read and could debate the fine points on many topics,” his loved ones said in his obituary. “He also took great pleasure in skiing, biking, and tennis with family and friends. He was a much admired member of Navesink Country Club and Monmouth Beach Bath & Tennis Club.”

Known for his intense loyalty, forging and keeping lifelong connections was something that was deeply valued by Kevin. “Once you were his friend, he was loyal to you to the end,” his obituary said.  “He always made time to say ‘Hello,’ never forgot a birthday or special occasion and knew the importance of sharing special moments and photos with friends to ensure that the good times were always remembered. His compassion for others extended to those with special needs, demonstrated by his role as board member for Hops for Awareness.”

While proud of his philanthropic and career securities work, nothing surpassed his love for, pride in and commitment to his family. “His happiest times were spent with his wife and two sons, Joseph and Ryan, who he guided to be the respectful and loving young men they are today,” his obituary said. “He was always there for his children as a pack leader for the Cub Scouts, the most active cheerleader at all of their sports games, and mentored many young people in the community.”

Kevin’s background …

Kevin was born in Albany, NY and was greatly influenced by his religious upbringing shepherded by his parents, which stayed with him until his untimely death.

He rarely missed Sunday mass, led bible study, and was chair of the finance committee for many years at Holy Cross Church in Rumson.

He did his undergraduate work at Boston College and received an MBA from the University of Albany. “Beginning his career at Lehman Brothers, Kevin always claimed the best thing about working there was that he met the love of his life and wife, Maureen,” his obituary said.

As a preferred analyst and managing director at Piper Jaffray, he was known to provide “exceptionally insightful and accurate analysis of the preferred and capital securities market and was often quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and other financial news sources.”

Kevin is survived by his loving wife Maureen Ellen, his beloved sons Joseph Kevin and Ryan Patrick, his parents Eleanor and Mitchell, his sibling Mitch, and extended family.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hops For Awareness, PO Box 192, Rumson, New Jersey 07760 or online at 

John Caroli
BCS Wealth Management