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JOHN J. "TINKER" CONNELLY

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JOHN J. "TINKER" CONNELLY Obituary
CONNELLY, John J. Tinker Of Needham August 17, 2013. Beloved husband of Mary Lou (McManus) Connelly for fifty-five years. Father of Timothy J. Connelly and wife Amie of Wellesley Hills; Anne E. Connelly of Atlanta, Georgia; Clare L. McDonagh and husband Peter of Latrobe, PA and Matthew J. Connelly and wife Catherine of Suwanee, Georgia. Grandfather of Kimberly, Peter and John McDonagh; Ryan, Nicholas and Matthew Connelly and Joseph and Jack Connelly. Preceded in death by brother Lawrence, sisters Elizabeth Knapp and Kathleen King. Graduate of Newton High School 1946; Northeastern University B.S. 1953; Ed.M.1966. Former Head Baseball Coach and Assistant Coach of Hockey and Football, Northeastern University. All New England Collegiate Quarterback in football, All New England defenseman in hockey and All New England 2nd baseman. Athletic Hall of Fame Newton High School, Northeastern University and American Baseball Coaches Association. One of Hundred People Who Left their Mark at Northeastern. Former President American Baseball Coaches Association, Eastern Mass. Ice Hockey Officials Assoc. and Mass. Track Officials Assoc. Funeral from the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 1305 Highland Ave., NEEDHAM, Wednesday, August 21, at 9 am. Funeral Mass at St. Josephs Church in Needham at 10 am. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Tuesday, Aug. 20, 4-8 pm. Interment St. Mary Cemetery, Needham. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the John Tinker Connelly Athletic Scholarship Fund, NU Athletic Dept., Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. Online guestbook and directions at www.gfdoherty.com George F. Doherty & Sons Needham 781-444-0687
Published in The Boston Globe on Aug. 18, 2013
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