The following is courtesy John Everett & Sons Funeral Home.
Patrick Joseph Connelly, 90, of Natick died Thursday, August 16 at his home. He was the beloved husband of the late Cecilia M. “Sis” (Shea) Connelly who died in 1995.
A Natick resident for 66 years, he was born in Boston the son of the late Patrick J. and Mary (Connors) Connelly. Mr. Connelly was a Lieutenant on the Natick Fire Department retiring in 1982 after 32 years of service. He had previously worked for 9 years on the former Boston and Albany Railroad. After retirement he and his wife Cecilia spent many happy winters together at their home in St. Petersburg Florida.
He was a member of the , the D.A.V and the . Mr Connelly was a World War II veteran serving in the United States Navy. He was an avid gardener and most of all cherished the time spent with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his eight devoted children, Mary C. Ferraro and her husband John of Framingham, Patrick J. Connelly Jr. of Falmouth, Kathleen A. Kilroy and her husband Dennis of Holliston, Edward J. Connelly and his wife Patricia of Natick, Michael J. Connelly and his wife Lauren of Natick, Ann Nichols and her husband Richard of Holliston, Mark J. Connelly Sr. and his wife Jean of Natick, Margaret A. Eldredge and her husband Gary of Millis, two sisters Catherine Reynolds of Brockton, Mary Greenan and her husband Hugh of St. Johnsbury VT, sister in law Elizabeth A. McEvoy of South Natick, 20 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late, James Connelly, Mark Connelly, Edward Connelly and Anne Kenney
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral on Monday August 20, at 9:00 A.M. from the followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in. Visiting hours are Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham MA 01701, or to a charity of one’s choice.