CONNOLLY, Joseph Anthony
S/L Retired, R.C.A.F
Joe died peacefully on Saturday, May 31st at the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre. He was a World War II pilot, a career RCAF officer and a dedicated public servant. Joe was the beloved husband of the late Helen Connolly; dearest father of Michelle (Terry Denison), Pamela (Nelson Coyle), John (Nathalie O'Neil), and the late Dr. Joe Connolly (Carmen Smith); dear grandfather of Sarah (Richard), Jamie (Shelly), Matthew, Lisa (Ravi), Stephanie (Wade), Patrick, Katie (Jeff), Megan (Nick) and Michelle. He was Grandpa Joe to his great-grandchildren Hayden, Noémi, Devin, Kiran, Alexandra, Olivia, Caroline, Caelin, Flora and Illa. Friends and family are invited to visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue (at Richmond Road) on Friday, June 6 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 153 Woodroffe Ave. on Saturday, June 7 at 10:00 a.m. The family expresses their sincere gratitude to the caregivers at Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre-Rideau 2N and 2S for their kindness and compassion. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Ottawa Humane Society.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen from June 3 to June 5, 2014