Connelly, William J. GANSEVOORT William J. Connelly, 61, formerly of Latham and Green Island, died suddenly on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the Glens Falls Hospital after being stricken ill at his home. Bill was raised in Green Island, son of the late Peter and Dorothy Greeley Connelly, and had resided in Latham for 38 years before moving to Gansevoort in August of 2011. He was a graduate of Siena College and had been employed by the former GE Silicones, now Momentive Performance Materials, in Waterford as an environmental compliance technician since 1973. Bill was an accomplished vocalist and musician and was the founding member of St. James Gate, a popular local Irish band. He is the beloved husband of 39 years of Donna Smith Connelly; devoted father of Christopher Connelly of Latham and Daniel Connelly of Albany; and brother of Colleen (Terrence) Roche and Shawn (Stephanie) Connelly. He is also survived by his best buddies, Jake and Grayce. Calling hours will be held at the McNulty Funeral Home, 147 Hudson Ave. in Green Island on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment will be on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville. Those attending are asked to meet at the entrance of the cemetery at 9:45 a.m. Due to floral limitations at the cemetery, the family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Irish American Heritage Museum, 991 Broadway, Albany, NY 12204 in memory of William J. Connelly.