Martin M. Connolly, Jr.

February 18, 2003

U.S. Veteran

US Coast Guard

World War II Veteran

MARTIN M. CONNOLLY, JR. – In Woburn, February 18th, beloved husband of Dorothy (Davies) Connolly. Devoted father of Marion M. Armstrong and her husband Joseph of Winchester, Joyce A. Orsillo and her husband Lawrence of Stoneham, Michael W. Connolly and his wife Donna of CA, and Kathleen M. Buonarosa of Gloucester. Brother of Mary E. Canney of Dracut and the late Patrick J. and John F. Connolly. Beloved grandfather of nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, February 22nd, at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Calling hours Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mr. Connolly’s memory to St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Martin M. Connolly, Jr. of Woburn passed away at Winchester Hospital on Tuesday, February 18th, following a brief illness. The husband of Dorothy M. (Davies) Connolly for over fifty-seven years, he was eighty-one.

Born in Woburn, he was the son of the late Martin M. and Delia (Flaherty) Connolly. He graduated from Woburn High School, where he excelled in track, in 1941.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Coast Guard as a Radioman Third Class.

For twenty-six years, he worked for H.P. Hood as a driver. Following his retirement, he worked for the City of Woburn as a crossing guard in the Green Street area. He also worked at Woodbrook Cemetery for ten years, and up until he took ill just a few weeks ago, had driven a van for Enterprise Rent-A-Car for about ten years.

Widely known to his many friends as “Marty,??? he enjoyed all types of sports. In his younger days he was a lifeguard in Atlantic City. He particularly loved Irish music and was an excellent Irish dancer. He enjoyed both freshwater and salt-water fishing, frequenting the Plum Island area to deep-sea fish every summer. A football, basketball, and hockey enthusiast, he was an avid supporter of the Woburn High teams and would be seen at many games throughout the year.

His priority in life was his family and he particularly loved watching his grandchildren participate in sports and other activities. He was a life member of the Woburn Lodge of Elks.

Preceding him in death were two brothers, Patrick J. and John F. Connolly.

In addition to his wife Dorothy, he is survived by three daughters, Marion M. Armstrong and her husband Joseph of Winchester, Joyce A. Orsillo and her husband Lawrence of Stoneham, and Kathleen M. Buonarosa of Gloucester, a son, Michael W. Connolly and his wife Donna of Corona, California, and a sister, Mary E. Canney of Dracut.

He also leaves nine beloved grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, February 22nd, at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment will follow at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Calling hours at the funeral home are on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Mr. Connolly’s memory to St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

Guestbook

2 Entries

Leave an entry

  1. LOIS,GEORGE & GEORGIE TRUBIANO

    DEAR MARION,JOE, AND FAMILY

    OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYS ARE WITH YOU. MAY YOU FIND COMFORT IN THE DAYS AHEAD KNOWING YOU ARE SURROUNED BY LOVING FAMILY AND FRIENDS. WITH LOVE AND SYMPATHY,

    THE TRUBIANO FAMILY

Leave a guestbook entry

Guestbook entries are moderated — please allow 24-48 hours for your entry to appear. Your email address will not be published.