Patrick N. Connelly
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Patrick N. Connelly, 78; native of Castlerea, Co. Roscommon, Ireland; beloved husband of Norah nee Roche; loving father of Caroline (Paul) Bernero, Laura (Larry) Graves and Jimmy (Rachel) Connelly; adoring Paga of Maeve and Patrick Bernero and Sean, Gavin and Korryn Graves; cherished brother of Martin (Maureen), Maura (Michael Slyman), the late Eamon (Kathleen) and TJ; dear son of the late Terrence and Teresa; fond uncle and friend to many; Services Private with a Memorial Service at a later date. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Those wishing to drive in the funeral procession to All Saints Cemetery please meet at Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (½ Block East of Austin) on Saturday, May 30th at 10:45 AM to leave promptly at 11 AM. YOU MUST REMAIN IN YOUR VEHICLE AT ALL TIMES AT THE FUNERAL HOME AND AT THE CEMETERY. The procession will drive by the graveside and then you must EXIT THE CEMETERY, NO EXCEPTIONS. For info 773-777-3944 or www.gffh.com


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Published in Chicago Tribune on May 24, 2020.
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May 28, 2020
Our heartfelt sympathy to Norah and family we treasure the times spent in Paddys company He was a kind and gentle man forever in our thoughts and prayers
Mary Buckley and Family
Family
May 27, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the Connelly family.
Lois Slyman
Friend
May 27, 2020
Deepest sympathy to Norah, Caroline, Laura, Jimmy and their families.
Sending you all our love and prayers.
Jamie Pauline Ciaran Ben & Niamh
Jamie Fyfe
Family
May 27, 2020
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Maura Carroll
May 27, 2020
Great Guy always helpful always smiling and a Artist at work
Joseph Gilmartin
Coworker
May 27, 2020
Deepest sympathy to the Connolly Family on the passing of Paddy our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Frank and Margaret warburton and family Moate, Co.WEstmeath
Frank Warburton
Friend
May 27, 2020
You started out as uncle
But a true friend you came to be

When distance separated us
You narrowed the miles for me

When you needed me the most
I could not make my way
To hold your hand and guide you
Through those strange and lonely days

My heart breaks to think of it
After all you mean to me

Even as they lay you down
an ocean keeps me away
from a man who always stood by me
on my happiest and saddest days

Its really hard to swallow
That I cannot make my way
They always sang and promised me
those big airplanes would go both ways

Its not goodbye Dear Paddy
My Uncle, My dear friend
I will continue to fly the flag for you
Until we meet again

And at every social gathering
A flowing glass Ill raise
To the man I knew
The Friend in you
For the rest of my living days

Ill see you on the dance floor in heaven
my dear friend
And well have our chats and belly laughs
as we used to,
once again.

Rest peacefully my friend, always loved and in my heart.
Love Kathleen
Norah, Caroline, Laura, Jimmy, Maura & Martin...please know that although Martin and I can not be with you today, we are thinking of you all at this very sad and difficult time. We are keeping you all in our prayers. We both will miss Paddy dearly. He was one in a million and a great friend to both of us. We have brilliant memories together and we will cherish them always.
Loads of love and prayers
Kathleen & Martin
Kathleen (Canavan) & Martin Moran
Family
May 26, 2020
Our love and sympathy to your family at this sad time. May the memories of Paddy be a comfort to you. He was a very kind and talented person. Love, Marco and Bonnie
Bonnie Stegich
Friend
May 26, 2020
To Norah and family please accept our deepest sympathy. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult.
Mary and Anne McGarrigle
Neighbor
May 26, 2020
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May 26, 2020
Our Condolences to all the Connelly Family. Paddy was a good man and we'll always have good memories of time spent together. May the Angels ever guard you.
Pat, Jan Roche and Family
Patrick Roche
Family
May 25, 2020
Deepest sympathy to Norah, Caroline, Laura, Jimmy and their families. He was a wonderful Uncle with a smile and a hug for everyone. We will miss seeing your smiling face. May you rest in peace dear Paddy.
Julie Connelly (Way)
Family
May 24, 2020
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May 24, 2020
Rest in Peace dearest Paddy. With love to all the Connelly family in Chicago. Kathleen Connelly (Cloontrask)
Kathleen Connelly
Family
May 24, 2020
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May 24, 2020
Sending our thoughts, prayers and love to you Norah, Caroline, Laura, Jimmy and your families at this very sad time. We have the fondest of memories of Paddy and his visits to Ireland. We are heartbroken for you all. Jean Pat and all the Denihan in Dublin.
Jean Denihan
Friend
May 24, 2020
In loving memory of our beloved cousin Paddy . We always loved his visits to Meath (his mothers homeplace) when he was home in Ireland. Always brought so many fond memories of his Dad Ted and Mam Teresa (nee Wallace) who was our Dads sister and a great joy to us all. The light of heaven to Paddy and to all of them today and to his brother Eamon. Wonderful memories of great people . So very sad for you Nora and for Caroline Laura and Jimmy. Our deepest sympathies to you all and to Martin Maura Kathleen and all their families here in Ireland. A sad day. A great guy. Loved his company. May you rest in peace Paddy. From Mary Wallace and family
Mary Wallace
Family
May 24, 2020
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May 24, 2020
I remember coming across your dad at the Isle with his friends....Happy Men they were...God Bless you all !
As you say...the patriarch has passed....onto greater pastures !!! We will all miss his spirit on earth....my prayers are with you all as you mourn the loss of your father Caroline....with Love Mary Babicki
May 24, 2020
So many wonderful memories. Much love to you all. XO
Kathleen (Patt) Matthys
Friend
May 24, 2020
Deepest sympathy to all the Connelly family on the loss of a beloved husband father brother and grandfather rest in peace paddy from your neighbours Mary Doreen and Angela Winston and our familiesin cregaslin castlerea co Roscommon Ireland
Mary winston connolly
Neighbor
May 24, 2020
Paddy was always A true gentleman We have lovely memories when Paddy visited our home in the UK also his visits to Castlerea every Summer and our visits to Chicago.
Until we meet again God Bless You Paddy
You went away so suddenly
We did not say goodbye
But brothers can never be parted
Precious memories never die.
In Gods Hands Until We Meet Again
All Our Love
Martin & Maureen
Martin & Maureen Connelly
Brother
May 24, 2020
I have a great happy memory of my first time in London staying with Norah and Paddy. We all got on so well and we laughed and laughed! This is a very sad time for you all, my sympathy is with you and all blessings. R.I.P.
Laura Murray with love
Laura Murray
Family
May 24, 2020
Deepest sympathy to his brother Martin and his wife Maureen and all Patrick's Family in US. Rest in Peace Patrick
Nora Maloney
Friend
May 23, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Michelle Connelly
May 23, 2020
On behalf of the Geraghty family, we want to wish you our deepest condolences. We have so many wonderful memories of your Dad and he was a true friend to Joe and our entire family.
Mary Geraghty
Friend
May 23, 2020
May all of you be filled with the amazing memories with him!!
All our love.. The Stancy Family
Angela Stancy
Friend
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