Marian Connelly
1961 - 2018
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Marian Ellen Connelly


Marian Connelly, age 56, passed away peacefully at home in Belmont, CA surrounded by her family. She is now reunited with her father Redmond Mulkerrins. Marian will be deeply missed by her devoted husband Edward, loving daughter Sheila, mother Sally Mulkerrins, brothers, Richard (Lucy), John (Joan), Michael (Colleen) Mulkerrins, her special nieces and nephews: Casey, Matthew, Michaela, Megan, Michael, Rhea and Colin, Aunt Teresa, Aunt Winnie, Uncle Henry, and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts in America, Ireland and Australia. Marian dedicated her life to education, spending countless hours at St. Cecilia School, first as a student, then volunteer, student teacher, and coordinator of the Confirmation Program, Teacher of Grade 6, Room 22 for 29 years, and finally, as Principal for the last 6 years. She was an avid supporter of the Irish community, dancing into her adult years with the Healy School of Irish Dance, and then becoming a "feis mom" for her daughter. She loved walking the hills of Belmont with her neighbors, traveling to Ireland often with her husband and daughter, and hosting her friends and family at her house for holidays. Auntie Mar was passionate about supporting her nieces and nephews at school, athletics, and fine art performances. In the St. Cecilia spirit, Marian was truly "The Finest, The Greatest and The Best."

Services will be held at St. Cecilia Church, 660 Vicente St, SF. Visitation on Sunday, April 15, starting at 4pm, Vigil Service at 6pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, April 16 at 11am with burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Marian Connelly Foundation on which will help support the students of St. Cecilia School.

Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Apr. 12 to Apr. 15, 2018.
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April 16, 2018
My deepest condolences to the Connelly/Mulkerrins family. Marian was my daughter and son's teacher. My son is now teaching at St. Cecilia and I will always be grateful to Marian for having confidence in him. God Bless you.
Suzanne Formalejo
April 16, 2018
Suzanne Formalejo
April 15, 2018
Mike & John;
Our thoughts and prayers are with
you and your families on the passing of your sister. May the support of friends and family
give you comfort at this time. The memories
of all the students lives she touched over the years may bring peace to you.

Mike & Debbie Carey
Mike Carey
April 15, 2018
To Marian's Family,Friends,School and Parish,

It is a gift o to have known and worked with Marian during these many years and I know she will be with all of us from her very special place in heaven. I remember each of her family and friends in my prayers as she embraces you with her love that is even deeper now. Mass is offered for Marian and all her loved ones. The faculty and children
of St. Peter's are praying for all of you.
Sr. Marian Rose RSM
Sr. MarianRose Power
April 14, 2018
We send our deepest sympathy and prayers for and to Eddie, Sheila, and the Mulkerrins family.
Marian made a huge impact on her students and on St. Cecilia School. She lived her dream as Principal of the school. May her dreams for a pre-school, for science labs, and more continue to grow.
Marian treasured her family, and was so proud of each of you - your gifts, talents, accomplishments. May the impact of her love for you last your lifetimes in memories, and hearts, and smiles.
May she rest in peace in the hollow of God's hand.
Denise & Dave Little
April 14, 2018
My deepest condolences to the family of Ms. Connelly. She will live forever in the hearts of her students and their parents.
Maurizio Bonacini
April 14, 2018
Marian's last words to me during Holy Week were, I always believe! After a faithfilled life devoted to Catholic education, I believe Marian is finally at rest at peace with God. I will miss her. I hope Marian's loving, extended family can see her in each other, keeping her alive in their hearts and memories.
:) Eileen Woods
April 13, 2018
Eddie,Shelia and the Mulkerrins Family. My sincere sympathy on Marian's death. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP
Margaret Dade
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