Joan “Joanie” M. Connolly

November 19, 2021

Joan “Joanie” M. Connolly

Joan M. “Joanie” Connolly – a lifelong resident of Woburn, died peacefully, November 19th at the age of seventy-six. Beloved daughter of the late Patrick J. and Mary V. (Annessi) Connolly. Cherished sister of Kathleen D. Connolly of Woburn, the late Barbara Corrieri, her husband Robert of Tewksbury and the late Joseph F. Connolly. Treasured aunt of Robert Corrieri, Susan Boghoian, Debra McHugh, Jason Connolly and Eileen Kerr. Joanie is also survived by her favorite cousin, and neighbor, Mary-Frances Murphy, as well as many loving cousins,  great-nieces and great-nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Joanie’s Funeral Mass, Wednesday, November 24th at 10 a.m., in St. Mary’s Church, 158 Washington Street, Winchester.  Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  At the families request, PLEASE in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to honor Joanie at; St. Jude’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.

Joan “Joanie” Connolly, a life-long resident of Woburn’s South End, passed away Friday, November 19th at the age of seventy-six.  Joanie was the beloved daughter of the late Patrick J. and Mary V. (Annessi) Connolly.

Raised in the South End of Woburn, Joanie was educated at St. Charles School, Elementary and High School, graduating with the Class of 1963.  Throughout high school and after, Joanie was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Queensman Drum and Bugle Corps, and a very active parishioner at the Immaculate Conception Church, in Winchester.

Shortly after graduation Joanie secured herself a position at Raytheon in Andover as a Systems Analyst; a position which she held for forty-seven years.

Throughout her lifetime, Joanie was a simple woman, with simple pleasures.  Her world was her family.  Joanie’s sister’s, brother and their families encompassed her world.  Nieces and nephews were all very, very special, sharing holiday’s, weekends, and vacations all throughout the years.  For as many years as the Woburn Halloween Parade passed by her home, there was always a host of family members, right along side her to enjoy it all!

Vacations at their “camp” in Rochester, NH was also a place where special memories were made.  Walking through the woods, sunsets, swimming, cookouts and sitting around the campfire, are times that will long be remembered, and sadly missed.

Joanie was sadly predeceased by her mom and dad, sister, Barbara Corrieri and brother Joe Connolly.

She is lovingly survived by her dear sister, Kathleen D. Connolly, of Woburn, and her brother-in-law Robert T. Corrieri of Tewksbury; Treasured aunt of Robert Corrieri, Susan Boghoian, Debra McHugh, Jason Connolly and Eileen Kerr. Joanie is also survived by her favorite cousin, and neighbor, Mary Francis Murphy, as well as many loving cousins, great-nieces, and great-nephews. 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Joanie’s Funeral Mass, Wednesday, November 24th at 10 a.m., in St. Mary’s Church, 158 Washington Street, Winchester.  Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  At the family’s request, PLEASE in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to honor Joanie at; St. Jude’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.

 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Joanie’s Funeral Mass, Wednesday, November 24th at 10 a.m., in St. Mary’s Church, 158 Washington Street, Winchester.  Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  At the families request, PLEASE in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to honor Joanie at St. Jude’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.

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  1. Gerry Hackett Davidson

    Kathy & Mary Frances,
    So sorry for your loss. Remember the good times at IC. Joanie always had a smile for everyone.

  2. We are so sorry for the loss of Auntie Joanie. She was always so kind and gentle and greeted everyone with a smile. We will miss you. RIP Joanie.
    Paula Mastro and Matthew Corrieri.

  3. To the Connolly Family:

    I worked with Joanie for many years at Raytheon in Burlington. She was a very kind and caring woman. She always spoke so affectionately of her family and of the fun times spent with you all! I also remember her two favorite cats, Big Boy and Freckles. May she Rest In Peace. In time may your memories sustain you and bring you all some comfort.

    My Deepest Sympathies
    Karen OLaughlin

  4. Kathleen O'Doherty and Shaheen Mozaffar

    Dear Kathy and family: We were very sorry to learn of the loss of your sister Joanie. May she rest in peace.

  5. Dear Kathy… I am so sorry for you and your family on the loss of your sister Joanie. May she be at peace. Please take good care… Denise

  6. Kathleen & MaryFrances so very sorry for your loss. Joannie was a funny lady. Always enjoyed our lunches or just a coffee. She will be missed.
    RIP sweet Joannie.

  7. Nancy O'Connor Mondello

    Mary Frances and family,
    Looking back with Joanie Via the South End and our Immaculate Conception era and the good times with Hunta, Helen, MaryO’B, LucyD., Fr. Keaney and Terrance and our Bingo and Holiday Fairs!
    Good friends and good memories. Joanie was such an up person and always smiling. She will be missed by many.
    Rest In Peace dear friend.

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