Connelly, Kathleen Therese
Kathleen Therese Connelly, age 82, of Grand Beach, Michigan, formerly of Hinsdale, Illinois, passed away peacefully at home on January 2, 2022. She was the daughter of the late William and Gertrude (Farrell) Hartigan. Born in Chicago, Illinois on March 14, 1939, she grew up in Chicago's Beverly neighborhood, and attended St. Barnabas Catholic School, Longwood Academy and Barat College. Loving wife and lifelong best friend of George, whom she met in the third grade. Their amazing love story continued for 61 wonderful years of marriage. Dearest mother of George IV (Erinn), Jennifer Connelly-Steel, Marc (Anne), and Sean. Loving grandmother of Michael, Conner (Krystalle Franz), Tierney and Kiernan Steel, Grace (Jeremy) Messersmith, William (Molly McInerney) and Patrick Connelly, and Jack, Kathleen, Fiona and Mae Connelly. Beloved sister of Colleen (Frank) Dolan; Kathleen was preceded in death by her brothers William (late Jean), and James (late Sue), and her sister and dear friend Rosemary. Sister-in-law of Colette Briody, Edward (Mary Ellen) Connelly, Tom (Cheryl) Connelly, and Jim (Judy) Connelly. Adored by nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, and countless friends. Kathleen will be remembered for her nightly golf cart rides with her love George, visiting with her Grand Beach friends and neighbors, in her happiest place on earth. St. Barnabas Church, 10134 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago, IL (773) 779-1166 on Saturday, January 8, 2022, visitation at 9:30am, followed by funeral mass at 10:30am. Interment will be private.
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Published by Chicago Sun-Times from Jan. 5 to Jan. 7, 2022.