John Joseph "Jack" Connolly

John Joseph "Jack" Connolly

Memorial mass for John Joseph "Jack" Connolly, 79, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 26, 2013 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence. He died Monday September, 23, 2013 surrounded by his family at his home.

Jack was born December 23, 1933 in Cincinnati, OH the son of John J. and Frances (Koetters) Connolly.

He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and the Korean Conflict. He served in Germany, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. He retired from the Army in 1985 with the rank of Colonel.

He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), and Dorsey-Liberty Post #14 - American Legion.

He married Theresa A. Shen on April 28, 1956 in Ft. Sill, OK. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include three daughters, Mary Wooding (David), Wichita, KS, Donna Hultine (Michael), Sheila Connolly (Suzanne Morrissey), both of Lawrence; two sons, John P. Connolly (Steve Maceli), Lawrence, Michael Connolly (Tamy Harmon), Phoenix, AZ; five grandchildren, David, Jr. Katie, Laurie, Christopher, Jake; and one sister, Sister Mary Ann Connolly, O.P., Columbus, OH. He was preceded in death by one brother, James Connolly.

The family will greet friends from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. with a Rosary at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials in his name to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Rehabilitation and Hospice Care that may be sent in care of the mortuary.

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Warren-McElwain Mortuary
120 West 13th Lawrence, KS 66044

Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Sept. 24, 2013