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Roger T. Connelly

posted: Dec 20, 2017 4:11 pm

Roger T. Connelly, age 80, peacefully entered into eternal rest on December 20, 2017, at Griffin Hospital, with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Patricia Boucher Connelly.

Mr. Connelly was born in Bridgeport on Sept. 10, 1937, son of the late Roger and Annamae McGovern Connelly. A resident of Ansonia for fifty-five years, he was employed as the marketing director for Continental Baking Co. for thirty-two years, until his retirement in 1991.

A proud veteran, he honorably served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Roger’s greatest joy was being with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a talented musician in the band “R-Gang”, playing the rhythm stick and providing entertainment to many folks throughout the years. He also coached youth basketball for many years and was an avid golfer and fan of UConn and the NY Yankees.

In addition to his wife Patricia, he is survived by sons, Roger T. Connelly (Cindy) of Fairfield and Michael C. Connelly (Susan) of Cheshire, daughters, Colleen Mancini (Andy) of Derby and Kathleen Pesce (Joseph) of Thomaston, a sister, Barbara Milo of Bridgeport, cherished grandchildren, Evan Dzienkiewicz, Carl Dzienkiewicz (Stacy), Kristen Wright (Ken), Darci O’Brien (Kevin), Andrew Mancini (Julie), Conor, Daniel and Joseph Pesce, Tyler Gracon, Sean and Justine Connelly, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Barry Connelly and sisters, Delores Goldemen, Mary O’Brien and Sally Sherwood.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday December 22, 2017, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in the chapel of the SPINELLI-RICCIUTI/BEDNAR-OSIECKI FUNERAL HOME, 62 Beaver Street in Ansonia. On Saturday, his funeral will begin at 9:15 am from the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at the Church of the Assumption in Ansonia. Interment with U.S. Marine Corps honors will immediately follow in Mt. St. Peter Cemetery in Derby.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Assumption Church or TEAM in Derby through the funeral home.

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