Paul M. Connolly Sr, Pilot

Paul M. Connolly Sr.

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Age 88 Of New Hope Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on 12/31/11. Preceded in death by wife, Inez "Nicky"; his siblings; and sons-in-law, Bruce Curtiss and Pat Hahn. Survived by children, Camille Curtiss, Barbara (George) Lehan, Kathleen Hahn, Paul, Jr. (Terri) Connolly, Todd (Teresa) Connolly; grandchildren, Joe (Alison), Paul (Samantha), Danielle (Jamie), Laura (Matt), Stephanie (Eric), Ryan, Jenna (Tommy), Michael, Evan and Ethan; great-grandchildren, Grace, Eddie, Julia and newborn twins; along with other relatives and many friends. Paul was born in St. Paul, MN, was a graduate of Cretin High School and University of St. Thomas, he served as a pilot in the US Army Air Corps during World War II, and was a small business owner. He was a beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Interment Gethsemane Cemetery. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, 10:30am, at the Church of St. George, 133 N. Brown Road, Long Lake. Visitation one hour prior to the Mass at the church, and also Tuesday beginning at 4pm concluding with a 7pm prayer service at Glen Haven Chapel 763-533-8643 5125 W. Broadway, Crystal

Published in Pioneer Press on January 2, 2012