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CONNOLLY, Selden W. “Bud”, of Braintree, passed away peacefully on October 27, 2018, at the age of 93. Born in New Bedford, Bud was a graduate of Harvard University, Class of 1946. He also graduated from the Boston University School of Business. He proudly served his country in the Army Air Corps during WWII. Bud worked as a banker at State Street Bank in the Personal Trust Division for over 38 years, retiring as Senior Vice President. An active member of the Braintree community, he was the Trust Fund Commissioner for the town for 21 years, former Chairman of the Braintree Republican Town committee and a Town Meeting Member. He also was a member of the Institute of Banking and the former Treasurer and Director of the South Shore Association of Retarded Citizens. Bud was an avid bridge player and golfer. He was a member of Wollaston Golf Club, Milton where he served on board, a former member of the Neighborhood Club in Quincy and the Cochato Club in Braintree. Selden was the husband of the late Ann A. (Arnold) Connolly. Loving father of Richard S. Connolly of Scituate, Joan R. McCarty of Dedham and Robert A. Connolly and his wife Susan of Braintree. Brother of the late Rosamund C. Barber. Son of the late Harold W. and Constance S. Connolly. Dear “Papa” of Catherine Quarantello and her husband Bill of Delray Beach, FL, Joanna Nagelhout and her husband Dan of West Greenwich, RI, John Connolly and his wife Carolyn of Weymouth and Julie Connolly of Alexandria, VA. Also survived by his great grandchildren, Chase Nagelhout and John “Jack” Connolly, Jr, as well as several nieces and nephews. At the request of the family, funeral services and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Road to Responsibility, 1831 Ocean St., Marshfield, MA 02050. Arrangements under the direction of the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree, MA 02184.

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