Edward Connelly

Edward F. Connelly

1923 - 2011

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Edward F. Connelly Horseheads: Age 87, formerly of Hillbrook Road, Elmira, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Ed was born August 22, 1923, in Elmira, a son of Francis E. and Julia (O'Toole) Connelly. He is predeceased by his brother Thomas Connelly. Ed is survived by his loving wife Theresa Gourley Connelly with whom he would have celebrated 60 years of marriage on June 2nd; children, with their families, Joseph E. and Margaret Connelly of Bellvue WA with children, Bridget, Kelly, and Ryan; John F. "Jack" and Marianne Connelly of Elmira with son Keegan; Michael T. and Barbara Connelly of Horseheads with sons, Thomas and Christopher; Patricia M. Connelly of Holden Beach NC with daughter Kathryn "Katy"; Ellen T. and Timothy Wozniak of Pultneyville NY with sons, Michael and Scott; Mary Theresa and Dr. Timothy O'Leary of Rochester with children, Patrick, Cecilia, Conor, and John; and Eileen C. and David Windsor of Colorado. Also surviving is sister-in-law Mary Rose Connelly of Lynchburg VA. Ed was a 1940 graduate of Elmira Catholic High. He then continued his education at Tri-State University in Angola IN. Ed put his college education on hold, enlisting in the U S Navy during WWII. He served his country proudly in the South Pacific on the submarine the USS Trutta. Upon his discharge from the Navy, Ed resumed his college education at Tri-State earning his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. Ed worked for Corning, Inc. as an Engineering Manager, retiring after 35 years of service. He was an active member of the Submarine Veterans of WWII, a member of the Msgr. John J. Lee Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and a long time communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, May 22, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, May 23, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment, with military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Officers and members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians will meet at McInerny Funeral Home on Sunday at 12:45 p.m. to conduct a service for our brother Ed. Signed, Tom Corcoran, President
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