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Patrick Anthony Connolly

May 13, 1931 — August 5, 2023

Patrick Anthony Connolly, 92, bid us farewell on Saturday, August 5th in Atlanta, Georgia. He will be remembered for his love of family, his faith, and his sharp wit. Patrick was born on May 13,1931 in Keady, Co. Armagh, N. Ireland, to Mary (Hughes) & Michael Connolly and was the oldest son of their four children (sister Elish, brother Michael and brother Jim). In his youth, Patrick attended St Patrick's school in Armagh and was known for his bright mind, charming personality and his love of Gaelic Football. Patrick decided to pursue his American dream and moved to the States in 1955, he put himself through night school at Iona University in New Rochelle NY, and became a CPA, through hard work and perseverance he ultimately became the Treasurer of the American Stock Exchange. Patrick continued his career in finance until he fulfilled his desire to be his own boss and ventured out on his own. In 1983 he created an insurance restoration firm which he worked tirelessly to build until it was a success.

His quick wit and storytelling prowess brought joy to countless gatherings, making cherished memories that will endure forever. His wife, Lillian, who passed in 2012, shared in his journey, and together they crafted a family tapestry. Patrick is survived by his five children: Michael of Colts Neck, NJ, John (Dianne) of Warwick, NY, Maureen of Medfield, MA, Myles of San Diego, CA, and Aileen (Bret) of Atlanta, GA. Patrick is known as PopPop to his fourteen grandchildren, Kevin, Megan, Luke, Christopher, Shane, Connor, Kyleigh, Brian, Jack, Kathryn,Caiden,Owen, Mason, Gavin and many devoted and loved nieces and nephews in the US and Ireland.

As we bid Patrick farewell, let us remember the lessons he imparted, the love he gave, and the enduring mark he left on our lives. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the good works done by the Ladle Fellowship:

or Alzheimer's Association ' Donate to Fight Alzheimer's Disease:

Funeral arrangements are as follows: Wednesday, August 16, 2023, 4:00 pm at St. Mary's. Church, Pompton Lakes, NJ, followed by a celebration of life at The Brickhouse in Wyckoff, N.J. Livestream link:

The livestream link will take you to the website where you have to scroll down on the St. Mary's website and find "Follow us on Social Media".

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