Christopher J. Connelly

HEBRON, Conn. - Christopher J. Connelly, 61, of Hebron, died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 29, 2012.
He is survived by his mother, Theresa (Griesbach) Connelly of Turners Falls, MA; his wife of 25 years, Christine (Mooney) Connelly; his son, Tyler, and daughter, Micaela of Hebron. He also leaves three brothers: Michael, Kevin and Sean Connelly, and their respective spouses, Linda, Carol, and Amy.
Christopher was an English teacher at Glastonbury High School for 36 years before retiring in 2010.
He was a gifted writer and had a passion for literature. He graduated from Amherst College and received his Master's degree from Cornell. Besides his passion for the written arts, Chris was an avid runner and cyclist and was a member of the Silk City Striders and the Appalachian Mountain Club.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m., at South Congregational Church, 30 High St., South Glastonbury.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christopher J. Connelly Memorial Fund, c/o Glastonbury Board of Education Business Office, P.O. Box 191, Glastonbury, CT 06033.
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Published in The Recorder on Aug. 1, 2012