Mary Connolly Obituary

Mary Ellen Connolly
Mary Ellen Connolly
Mary Ellen Connolly

April 3, 1922 - March 4, 2013
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in West Des Moines, IA
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Mary Ellen Connolly, 90, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2013. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., with a Vigil Service at 7 p.m., on Thursday, March 7, at St. Augustin Catholic Church, 545 42nd St., in Des Moines. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 8, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1627 Grand Avenue in West Des Moines. A luncheon will follow the Mass. Burial will be at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines.

Mary Ellen was born on April 3, 1922, in Des Moines, Iowa. She graduated from Drake University at the age of 50. She was a Pillar of Mercy and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Mary Ellen will be missed by her children, Bernadine Connolly Travers (John), Bernard J. Connolly Jr., and Rosemary Connolly; grandchildren, Allison Connolly, Bernard J. Connolly III (Katie), Tricia Connolly Vogel (Dennis), E. Jack Connolly, Nathan G. Connolly, Kelly Connolly, Colleen Connolly, Brian J. Travers (Shuxian), and Michael C. Travers; and sister, M. Jean Collyer. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bernard J. Connolly; son, Dennis P. Connolly, infant son, John S. Connolly; parents, John (Jack) and Loretta Collyer; and sister, Frances Lalor.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1627 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50265 or Iowa Hospice, 5650 NW Johnston Dr., Ste E, Johnston, IA 50131. Online condolences will be welcomed at

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St. Augustin Catholic Church
545 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Thursday, March 7, 2013
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Sacred Heart Catholic Church
1627 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines, IA US 50265
Friday, March 8, 2013
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Friday, March 8, 2013
1:15 PM


Sacred Heart Catholic Church
1627 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50265