Robert J. Connolly
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AGE: 81 • Forked River, NJ
Robert J. Connolly, "Red" age 81, of Forked River, passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. Formerly of north Jersey and moving to Holgate in 1962, Red recently resided in Forked River. He was born to Thomas A. Connolly and Viola Meyer and started working in the HVAC industry while attending Union High School. Red was drafted and served for 2.5 years in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. When he returned, he spent the next 50 years working in the HVAC industry, finally retiring in 2002 as a sheet metal fabricator for J&F Mechanical Inc, Forked River. He was known to his companions for his wealth of knowledge, experience and ability to fabricate anything from sheet metal. Red was an active member of the VFW Post 3729 of Long Beach Island and the American Legion Post, John Wesley Taylor #232 of Barnegat.
He is survived by his daughter, Kathy Sessa and her companion, Denis Beaulieu, his two grandchildren, Valerie and Patrick Seiser and his extended family at J&F Mechanical. A Viewing will be held on Friday, September 13th, 2013 from 7-9 pm at the Riggs Funeral Home, 130 Rt. 9 North, Forked River. A service will be conducted at 7:30 pm by the Barnegat American Legion. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Wings of Hope of New Jersey, PO Box 22, Cleveland, GA., 30528, www.wingsofhope-NJ.com, in Red's memory.
Riggs Funeral Home
130 N Rte 9
Forked River, NJ 08731
Published in Asbury Park Press on Sept. 12, 2013