Richard Connolly Obituary

Richard  Connolly
Shorty Connolly
Richard Connolly

October 16, 1921 - May 3, 2010
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Granger, IA
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Shorty Connolly, 88, passed away Monday, May 03, 2010 at his home. Funeral services will be held 10 am Friday, May 7, at Assumption Catholic Church in Granger. Graveside services will be held 3:30pm Friday at St. Boniface Cemetery in Clinton, Iowa.

Shorty was born October 16, 1921 in Des Moines to John and Fern (O'Malley) Connolly, Jr. He was raised in Des Moines, attended Holy Trinity Catholic School and graduated from Dowling High School in 1939. Shorty attended Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts until he joined the US Marine Corps. He farmed in the communities of Adel and Granger most of his life and also was involved in real estate for a short period of time.

Shorty is survived by his children, Michael (Julie) Connolly of Dallas Center, Richard Connolly, Jr. of Scottsdale, AZ, Timothy (Rose Marie) Connolly of Granger, Kathleen Connolly of Des Moines, Mary (Brian) Parker of Granger, Stephen (Teresa) Connolly of Earlham, Kevin (Jan) Connolly of Beloit, WI, Brian Connolly of Des Moines and Susan (Mike) Musich of Granger; his siblings, Eleanor Van Dyck of Johnston, Mary Alice (Neil) Hansen of Dallas Center, Sr. Marcella Connolly of Sinsinawa, WI and William (Char) Connolly of St. Louis, MO; 21 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Helen, his son William, grandson Sean Connolly and his siblings, John Connolly III, Bernard Connolly, Margaret "Peg" Kotz and Rosemary Connolly.

Visitation begins 3 pm Thursday at Assumption Catholic Church in Granger where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7pm and a vigil service will be held at 7pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Dowling Catholic High School.


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Assumption Catholic Church
1904 Sycamore Street
Granger, IA 50109
Thursday, May 6, 2010
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Assumption Catholic Church
1904 Sycamore Street
Granger, IA 50109
Friday, May 7, 2010
10:00 AM
St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery
Clinton, IA US
Friday, May 7, 2010
3:30 PM