Joseph Patrick Connelly
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Joseph Patrick Connelly
  • January 28, 1940 - January 17, 2018
  • Texas

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Joseph Patrick Connelly was called to be with our Lord on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. He was born on January 28, 1940 in Paris, Texas and was adopted at birth by John Aloysious and Gladys Thompson Connelly. He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife, Mary, and his brother, James. He is survived by his niece, Judy Kennedy, and sisters-in-law, Gay Addington and Fern Connelly. He also leaves behind many wonderful friends from his elementary and high school days and his beautiful neighborhood family.

Joe was a lifelong resident of Dallas, Texas. He was a member of the Sons of Hermann, Plumbers and Pipefitters 100, Dallas Genealogy Society, and Saint Patrick Catholic Church. He enjoyed water skiing, hunting and fishing, bird watching, gardening, woodworking, and genealogy. He was a dear friend to all the little dogs in the neighborhood and always had a treat ready to share.

Joe was taught by the Sisters of Saint Mary of Namur at Saint Edward Catholic School and attended Jesuit High School in Dallas. He also had very fond memories of being a member of Boy Scout Troup 87 and Explorer Post 87. He served in the Army and was stationed in Germany for two years. He served his five year apprenticeship with the Dallas Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 100 and was later an instructor in their training program.

Joe was a kind, simple, and gentle man. He may be gone from this life, but he will never be forgotten.