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John Connolly

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Friday, July 26, 2019

11:00 AM

Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church


Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church Friday, July 26th, 9:30am - 11:00am
1350 Hearst Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30319

  • St. Vincent De Paul Society 

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    John B. “Jack” Connolly, age 80, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019 at his home in Dunwoody, GA with his family around him. He was born on September 1, 1938 in Philadelphia, PA to Thomas A. Connolly, Jr. and Suzanna Agnes (Flynn) Connolly. Jack went to West Catholic High School and graduated from St. Joseph’s University, both in Philadelphia. He married Constance Helen Boyle on August 10, 1963, and together they had six children. Jack worked in sales at 3M in both Philadelphia and Atlanta, as well as Town Motors in Exton, PA. He was a long-time parishioner at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Brookhaven, GA, a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and active in charities, including Birthright and Saint Vincent de Paul. Jack enjoyed ice cream, a bad pun, and was known for his optimistic demeanor; his coworkers having affectionately called him, “Mr. Fantastic.” During his long battle with Parkinson’s Disease, he maintained his positive attitude, telling everyone he was “wonderful” and always thanking the nurses and medical staff for their care. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Suzanna Connolly, his brother, Thomas J. Connolly, his sister, Mary Mauira, and grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Paulsen and Jamie Paulsen. He is survived by his beloved wife, Constance Connolly; his children, John Connolly (Lisa), Rosemary Connolly, Kathleen Flanagan (Stephen), Colleen Connolly (Sean Kinzie), Christine Connolly Daily (Greg), and Brian Connolly, a priest in the Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia; his grandchildren, Sarah Paulsen Santamaria (Nick), Matthew Paulsen, Kevin Connolly, Patrick Connolly, Sean Connolly (Caroline Kopp), Maggie Connolly, Rory Connolly, Ciara Flanagan, Brendan Flanagan, Deidre Kinzie, Lydia Kinzie, and Leah Daily; and a host of other family members and friends. Funeral services will be held at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Brookhaven, GA on Friday, July 26th at 11:00 a.m. The family will greet friends at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. A reception celebrating his life will be held after the funeral mass. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, a Catholic charity that offers person-to-person service to individuals in need, to honor Jack’s spiritual commitment and charitable work for the poor. Arrangements by Fischer Funeral Care. Please sign online guestbook at

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    The Fischer Family
    The Fischer Family would like to extend their sincere condolences and sympathies during this difficult time.
    Dave and Marilyn HaggertyJul 28 2019 11:15 am
    Marilyn and I would like to extend our sympathy to the family. We consider ourselves lucky to have moved to the Atlanta area and have the opportunity to meet with Jack and Connie on a couple of occasions. We will keep you all in Our prayers.
    Sal DeStefanoJul 25 2019 10:34 pm
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. You are always be in our prayers. Sal and Kay
    The Reuther FamilyJul 24 2019 02:59 pm
    Jack and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy and condolences. We will keep you in our prayers and daily Divine Mercy Chaplet. Fr. BC - may your dad rest in peace.
    Joel PascaleJul 24 2019 11:14 am
    I am saddened by his passing from this world, yet comforted knowing he is in God’s arms now. Prayers for his Loved ones for Comfort and Peace.
    Lisa (DeStefano) GodfreyJul 24 2019 11:04 am
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
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