Bill Connolly, a long time Rogers Park resident, died peacefully on June 10 after battling multiple illnesses. He was 66. He is preceded in death by parents Joseph and Kathleen (O'Connor), sisters Marianne, Barbara and Carol (Beckett); and survived by siblings Kitty (Joe Gale), Patty (Dan Sullivan), Michael, Joe (Natalie), and John (Molly). Uncle Bill is fondly remembered for his loving generosity by nieces and nephews Daniel, Kevin, Marykate, John, Patrick, Marianne, Katie, Erin, Nicole and Theo.
Friends and family will gather Aug 28 at the Irish American Heritage Center, 1-4pm. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to Veterans Affairs or Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.
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MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
My heart goes out to all the members of the Connolly family ... RIP to Billy ... So many fond memories of growing up in Rogers Park across the alley from the Connolly, McDonald, Cleary and Burns families, along with the Elwards across the street on Chase ... Sports in the alley or the church parking lot, kick the can, Touhy Beach, Sam Leone summer camps ... When Billy was in 6th grade and I was in 4th he picked me 1st for our St. Jerome intramural basketball league and we went undefeated ... Billy could play. We reconnected down at the Chicago Board of Trade ... Billy had a beautiful heart. I will have Billy and all of the Connollys in my prayers in a very special way and look forward to seeing the Connolly team on August 28.
July 26, 2021
Many fond memories of my classmate at St. Jerome and all the Connolly siblings. Rest in God's peace, Bill!