Kathleen Therese Connelly
1939 - 2022
BORN
1939
DIED
2022
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.
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We are out of town and just heard of Kathleen´s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Will miss seeing Kathleen pass by our house on your golf cart.
Mike & Nancy Sheahan
January 13, 2022
My deepest condolences to the Connelly family on the passing of Kathleen.
Margaret A.White
Family
January 10, 2022
Love, The Kelly Family
January 7, 2022
Dear George and Family, Kathleen will be missed. She was always a fun and When you have lifelong memories of a person with Kathleen´s charisma you will never forget them. She has been loved all her life and cherished as a friend by all. Love to you today and in the time ahead. Prayers for all of you, Dorothy and Michael Chervinko Dorothy and Mike Chervinko
Michael and Dorothy Chervinko
January 7, 2022
Ahhh , so sorry to hear this. Loved bumping into your Mom and dad.. remember, years ago...at Beechwood when I would have accompanied my parents/Bev and Jerry. My mom and dad really enjoyed your parents A GREAT generation!
Mary Battle-Walsh
January 6, 2022
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May perpetual light shine on Kathleen and may she Rest In Peace.
Anne Connelly Garvey
January 6, 2022
Dear Connelly family. I am so sorry to hear of Kathleen´s death. My heart goes out to all of you. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories you have of her and knowing that she was loved by so many. Peace to all of you.
Sharon Raab
Friend
January 6, 2022
Kathleen was a lifelong friend of my sister Juliann. God Bless.
Skip Wildermuth
January 6, 2022
My deepest sympathies to the Hartigan - Connelly family. Kathleen was a terrific lady and will be missed. May her memory be eternal. Grand Beach will not be the same without her.
Patricia A. Fahey
January 6, 2022
So sad to hear of the loss of your sister; our thoughts & prayers are with you & all your family. Love & blessings to all.
Dennis & Mary Kay Grant
January 5, 2022
I met Kathleen at St.Barnabas long ago, and last I saw her was 20 years ago in Grand Beach. She was a lovely gracious lady. Deepest sympathy to George & family.
Mary LaMantia Boyce
January 5, 2022
You have my deepest sympathy. May God grant you His peace.
Kathleen Mary Connelly
Family
January 5, 2022
Dear Colleen and family, May the bright light of your sister's life fill you and console you with the warmth of her everlasting love. May you find comfort and peace in your precious memories of a life well lived. May Kathleen rest in peace.
Sr. Anita Baird
January 5, 2022
George and the whole Connelly family we are so sad and sorry for your loss. John, Shirley, and John Boden Jr.
John Boden
Friend
January 5, 2022
Dear George and family, I have many many wonderful memories of our times together. We shared family times, cocktails on our deck or at your home, celebrations of our children and grandchildren. We shared pinatas at Easter, birthday and Christmas parties, Florida vacations both east and west coasts. We shared both sad times ad great times. Her soul is with Barry and Dan. My prayers are with you all. Fondly, Kaye
Kaye Moriarty
January 5, 2022
Love the Caulfield Family
January 5, 2022
George, I celebrate Kathleen's life. I stand with you. Kind regards, Bob Donnellan
Bob Donnellan
Friend
January 5, 2022
Dear Kathleen´s family I am in Florida ..I will only remember the good times and there were many..I will not be able to celebrate her life with you this Saturday but know our family will hold you in our prayers ..Love Karen
Karen Larkin-Johnson
Friend
January 4, 2022
Deep condolences on the loss of your beloved Mother.
John Duggan
Friend
January 4, 2022
Grand Beach will never be the same :(. I feel fortunate having known the beautiful woman she was. I still remember being thrilled that I could introduce her to my own children. May God hold you in the palm of His hand during this difficult time. No doubt she was escorted to heaven by her beautiful family that went before her and then greeted by her multitude of friends. May perpetual light shine upon her .
Nancy Dickerson
Friend
January 4, 2022
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