CONNOLLY Matthew J. 79 years of age. (Former proprietor of Connolly's Diner of Charlestown.) of Clearwater, Fla. formerly of Charlestown and Dorchester September 14, 2013. Devoted father of Thomas Connolly and wife Kristen of South Boston, Laurel Anthony and husband Paul of Stoneham, Daniel Murphy and Janet Murphy both of Quincy. Loving Papa to Devin, Kayla, Shealyn, Brendan, Erin, Mairi and Aiden. Beloved brother of Michael Connolly and wife Carla of Quincy and the late Patricia Brady, Mary Quintiliani, Thomas, John "Buddy", George and Paul Connolly. Dear friend of Larry McDonnell of Norwell and cousin of the late Tommy Burke. Also many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Matthew's Funeral on Thursday at 10:00 A.M. from The Carr Funeral Home 220 Bunker Hill Street, CHARLESTOWN followed by his Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church Charlestown at 11:00 A.M. Interment is private. Visiting hours Wednesday 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in Matthew's name to Hospice of The North Shore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA. 01923. For obituary, directions and online condolences, www.carrfuneral.com.
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Published in Boston Herald on Sept. 18, 2013