Theresa "Terry" Connolly
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Theresa 'Terry' Connolly

Born: November 25, 1932; Peoria

Died: January 7, 2021; New Lenox

CHERRY – Theresa "Terry" Connolly, 88, of Cherry, passed away on Thursday, January 7, in The Cottages of New Lenox.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Cherry, with Rev. Patrick Fixsen officiating. Interment will follow in the Holy Trinity Miners Memorial Cemetery, Cherry. Her family will receive friends from 4 until 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of the Fiocchi Funeral Home, Cherry. Face coverings will be required along with social distancing.

Private online condolences may be left for her family at

Terry was born on November 25, 1932, in Peoria, to Arthur and Della (Reiferscheid) Shryock. She graduated from St. Francis School of Nursing, DePaul, with her master's in nursing education.

She married John "Jack" Connolly in St. Bernard Church, Peoria. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Cherry.

She is survived by herson, Michael (Laurie) Connolly of Romeoville; three grandchildren, John, Christopher and Matthew Connolly; her siblings, Sr. Mary Shryock C.S.J. of St.Louis, Missouri, and Joseph (Nancy) Shryock of Chillicothe; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded by her husband, Jack, on August 11, 1992; and her daughter, Mary Kelly Connolly on March 28, 2009.

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Published in Bureau County Republican on Jan. 13, 2021.
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