Monsignor Connelly Obituary

Monsignor Paul Connelly
Monsignor Paul Connelly
Monsignor Paul Connelly

December 20, 1924 - September 27, 2007
Born in Wall, SD
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Msgr. Paul Connelly, 82, died Thursday, September 27, 2007 at Ramsey Village in Des Moines. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM, Monday, October 1st at St. Ambrose Cathedral.

Msgr. Connelly was born December 20, 1924 to William and Agnes (Leininger) Connelly in Wall, South Dakota. He attended Conception High School and College in Conception, MO, Kenrich Seminary in St. Louis, MO and Catholic University in Washington DC.

Msgr. was ordained for the Diocese of Des Moines on May 29, 1950 in Afton, Iowa. Over the years he served parishes in Des Moines, Council Bluffs, Leon Team Ministry, St. Mary’s, and Missouri Valley. He was also the Director of Catholic Charities and the Diocesan Director of Rural Life for many years.

Survivors include his two sisters, Maureen Rasmussen of Hemet, California and Phyllis Greene of Ft. Worth, Texas; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Leo Connelly.

The family will receive friends from 4-6:00 PM, Sunday, September 30th at St. Ambrose Cathedral where a vigil service will begin at 5:30 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Des Moines.





St. Ambrose Cathedral
607 High Street
Des Moines, IA US 50309
Sunday, September 30, 2007
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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St. Ambrose Cathedral
607 High Street
Des Moines, IA US 50309
Monday, October 1, 2007
10:30 AM
St. Edwards Cemetery
Afton, IA US
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
11:00 AM