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CONNOLLY, Patrick A. Sr. “Pat” of Middleboro formerly of Chatham and Avon, passed away surrounded by his loving family November 22, 2019 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of 61 ˝ years to Beverly A. “Bev” (Lynch) Connolly. Loving father of Patrick A. Connolly, Jr. and his wife Judith of Bridgewater, Karen Tuohy of Mashpee, Linda Pizzi and her husband Mark of Abington and Tracy Matthews and her husband William of Easton. Devoted brother of David Connolly and his wife Kathy of Daytona Beach, FL, Rosemary Quirk and her husband Maurice of Clinton, the late James Connolly, Katherine York, Dennis Connolly and Joan Elaine Connolly. Cherished “Papa” of 11 grandchildren and his late granddaughter Krista Rose Connolly and 4 great grandchildren. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Pat was born in Brockton, grew up in Brighton where he graduated from Brighton High School. He lived in Avon for many years before moving to Chatham where they summered for many years and then lived for 25 years. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and was an Electrician with I.B.E.W., Boston for over 30 years.
While living in Avon he was a coach for Avon Youth Hockey for many years. He was an avid sailor and golfer. He was a former Commodore at Wollaston Yacht Club, Quincy and former Assistant Harbor Master in Chatham. He was a member of Captains Golf Course and also played at Oak Point Golf Club. His greatest joy however, came from spending time with his family and dear friends.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Mass, Friday at 11:00 AM in St. Michael Church, Avon MA 02332 and burial will take place in St. Michael Cemetery, Avon, MA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to Old Colony Hospice or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Arrangements are under the directions of the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 N. Main St., Randolph MA 02368.


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