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Betty M. Connolly


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Betty M. Connolly Obituary
Long time Van Nuys resident, Betty Marie Connolly, died on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at age 99. She died peacefully in the home that her husband and she built 70-years ago.

Betty was born on August 2, 1914 to Ella and Michael O'Brien in Springfield, Missouri. She moved to Southern California in the early 1930's and married John Connolly in 1937. The couple celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary shortly before John died in 1993.

During World War II Betty drove a jeep for the 505th Army Air Force Base at Van Nuys Army Airfield (now Van Nuys Airport). Her duties included transporting Army Officers and guiding military airplanes that landed at the base.

Betty has been an active member of St. Elisabeth Parish for nearly three-quarters of a century. During her years at St. Elisabeth she was a leading member of many Church affiliated organizations including the Forever Young Club, the Columbiettes and the SERV center.

Betty is survived by her son Bruce, her grandchildren Bruce, Kathryn, Michael, Christopher, Elizabeth and Jonathan, and her great-grandchildren Justin, Brian, Samantha, Rachelle, Ryan, Kyle, Alicia, Michaela, Megan, Victor, Christopher, James, Hope and Joy.

Friends and Family are invited to attended the funeral mass which will be held at 11:00am on February 8 at St Elisabeth Church.


Published in Los Angeles Daily News on Feb. 8, 2014
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