Thomas F. Connell IV TROY - Thomas F. Connell IV, 67, of Troy passed away on Wednesday, January 2nd 2013 after a long illness. The eldest son of the late Thomas and Shirley (Davis) Connell. He spent most of his life on Troy's Eastside and attended Sacred Heart School, LaSalle Institute, graduated from Troy High School, attended Siena College and Burlington Community College. Tom made his career as an Investigator with Rensselaer County Social Services, where he was active in the union and was elected President of the CSEA Local 1000 in 1987. Tom enjoyed coaching his children in baseball and was heavily involved with Spring Little League and the South Troy Babe Ruth. He was a member of the Emerald Athletic Club, Knights of Columbus Local #176, and Troy Elks Club. He is survived by his children, Thomas F. Connell V, of Wynantskill, Mickey (Michel) Connell of Troy, and Kate (Matt) Entwistle of Litchfield, NY; grandchildren, Caroline, Lucas, and John Entwistle; brothers and sisters, Patricia (Thomas) Murley, David Connell and Kevin (Colleen) Connell, all of Troy, Colleen (Lawrence) Smith of Syracuse, Tim (Joan) Connell of Wynantskill, Terry Connell of Troy, as well as, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Grace Entwistle. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Sunday, from 1 - 4 PM. A memorial service will be held Monday at 11 AM at the funeral home with Rev. James Spenard OSA , Pastor of St. Augustine's Church in Lansingburgh , officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery Troy. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Thomas F. Connell IV to the Spring Youth Baseball P.O. Box 921 Troy, NY 12181. For a private family guest book and service directions, visit www.brycefh.com.
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Bryce Funeral Home
276 Pawling Avenue Troy, NY 12180
Published in The Record on Jan. 6, 2013