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John R. "Jack" Connelly, Sr.

July 13, 1927 March 19, 2018
John R. "Jack" Connelly, Sr.
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Obituary for John R. "Jack" Connelly, Sr.

John “Jack” R. Connelly, Sr., 90, of Bradford, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018 at Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley, Haverhill.

Mr. Connelly was born in Quincy, MA on July 13, 1927. He was the son of the late James H. and Mary “Molly” (Geary) Connelly.

He attended St. Mary’s School in West Quincy, MA, Sacred Heart School, Weymouth, MA, and Newman Prep, Boston, MA before graduating from Milton (MA) High School. After high school, Jack enlisted in the Navy during WWII and served in the South Pacific and was a member of the occupation troops in China after the war. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, he then attended Boston University. Jack was a lifelong salesman, avid story-teller, often ahead of this time. His greatest accomplishment was his family. Also, he was particularly pleased of his accomplishment in raising money for the Jimmy Fund by selling commemorative pieces of Fenway Park’s old left wall.

Mr. Connelly was predeceased by his loving wife, M. Teresa (Taffe) Connelly who passed away in 2005 and his six siblings, Paul Heffernan, Virginia, James, Kevin and Joseph Connelly and Florence Healy.

He is survived by his children, Mary Frances of Charlestown, MA, Patricia and her husband Warren Bamford of Hampton, NH, John R. “Jack” Jr. and his wife Patricia Connelly of Avon, CT, Jean and her husband Andrew Coady of Bradford, and Teresa Connelly and Adam Idris of Manhattan, NY, his nine grandchildren, John and his wife Melissa, Daniel and Tim Bamford, John R. Connelly III, Brendan and Harrison Connelly, Madeline, Callie and Andrew Coady and three great grandchildren, Lucas, Simon and Gloria Bamford, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his calling hours on Friday, March 23rd from 4-7 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer and Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 South Main St., (Rte. 125) Bradford. His funeral will be on Saturday morning, March 24th beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Hearts Church, 165 South Main St., Bradford. Interment with naval honors will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Bradford. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284-9168 (

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4:00 PM 3/23/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/23/2018 7:00:00 PM
H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home

210 South Main Street
Bradford, MA 01835

H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home
210 South Main Street Bradford 01835 MA
United States





10:00 AM 3/24/2018 10:00:00 AM
Sacred Hearts Church

165 South Main St.
Bradford, MA 01835

Sacred Hearts Church
165 South Main St. Bradford 01835 MA
United States

Cemetery Details


Elmwood Cemetery Final Resting Place

94 Salem St.
Bradford, MA 01835

94 Salem St. Bradford 01835 MA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Jimmy Fund

P.O. Box 849168
Boston, MA MA 02284-9168

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