Bartley Patrick Connolly

5 April, 198727 July, 2021

Bartley Patrick Connolly, age 34, of Norwood, Massachusetts passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Bartley was born April 5, 1987.

A visitation for Bartley will be held Monday, August 2, 2021 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street, Norwood, MA. Following the visitation will be an interment at 11:15 AM at Highland Cemetery, 320 Winter Street, Norwood, MA.

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  • Visitation

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Kimberly Volunteer of the Dragonfly Project

15 August 2021

The Dragonfly Story
“In the bottom of an old pond lived some grubs who could not understand why none of their group ever came back after crawling up the stems of the lilies to the top of the water. They promised each other that the next one who was called to make the upward climb would return and tell what happened to him. Soon one of them felt an urgent impulse to seek the surface; he rested himself on the top of a lily pad and went through a glorious transformation, which made him a dragonfly with beautiful wings. In vain he tried to keep his promise. Flying back and forth over the pond, he peered down at his friends below. Then he realized that even if they could see him they would not recognize such a radiant creature as one of their number.

The fact that we cannot see our friends or communicate with them after the transformation, which we call death, is no proof that they cease to exist.”
Walter Dudley Cavert

Elisa Calley

2 August 2021

So sorry for your loss Nichole. Thinking of you and hoping that with time the days will become easier.


1 August 2021

Brian, my sincere condolences to you and your family. Getting to know Bart over the years, I always saw him as a good guy, and could see how close you are with your kids. I've seen how much you love them, and how they look up to you. I'm truly sorry for your loss, and pray that as heavy as your hearts are, you can find some comfort in knowing that even tho way before his time, he is in a good place looking over all of you.
God bless him, and God bless all of you.

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