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James Francis Connolly, Jr.
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Obituary for James Francis Connolly, Jr.

Wenham- James Francis Connolly, Jr., age 79, died peacefully with his family around him on Friday May 4, 2018. He was the husband of Felicia A. (Marinelli) Connolly. He was born and raised in Beverly, the son of the late James F. and Thelma (Bryant) Connolly. He graduated Beverly High School Class of 1957. He attended Merrimack College. He was an honorary discharged veteran of the United States Coast Guard.

James worked for the United Shoe Machine Corporation for many years. He enjoyed winters in Florida playing cribbage and bowling, but most of all he enjoyed his home of 43 years in Wenham, his neighbors and friends and spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife Felicia with whom he shared over fifty five years of marriage he is survived by two sons, Marc Francis Connolly of Lynnfield, Kevin John Connolly and his wife Kara Marie (Sheehy) of Byfield, two sisters Dianne Carratu of Lynn, Pamela Dedeo and husband Lawrence of Beverly, and one grandson, John James (Jake) Connolly of Byfield.

His funeral service will be held at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly, Friday, May 11, 2018 at 2 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours are on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Contributions may be made in his name to the Wenham Museum 132 Main St, Wenham, MA 01984. Information, directions, condolences at .

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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Campbell Funeral Home

525 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915





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Campbell Funeral Home

525 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915


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