Robert F. Connolly

January 16, 1926January 26, 2013
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Age 87

Beloved husband of the late Mary “Pat” Connolly. Loving father of Kathleen Connolly (Michael), Kevin Connolly and Colleen Molloy (Joel Mitchell). Dear grandfather of Connolly Jenkins and Owen Molloy. Great grandfather of Twan, Robyn and Shannon. Bob was also a cherished uncle, Godfather, brother in law and friend. He was a proud Army Veteran of WWII.

Visitation Thursday 4-9 pm with a scripture service at 6 pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Rd. in Livonia. Funeral Friday, in state at 10:00 am until the time of Mass at 10:30 am at St. Colette Catholic Church 17600 Newburgh Rd. in Livonia. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Kellogg Eye Center at U of M.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 31, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Friday, February 1, 2013
  • Scripture Service/Eulogy Thursday, January 31, 2013

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Andy Beck

February 5, 2013

With Deepest Sympathy, I will truly miss you Bob at our family gatherings. Your steadfast Irish humor was candid and pointant.

Andy Beck

February 1, 2013

Dear Kathleen, Kevin and Colleen,
Our sincere condolences to you and your families. Bob and Pat were such good neighbors to us, when we lived in Livonia on Renwick.

Pat and Jim Gimotty
FLowery Branch, Georgia

Thomas Huls

February 1, 2013

My condolences to the family. He was a pleasure to know and a friend who was always ready to listen and consider my point of view even if he questioned it. I shall remember him fondly and love him as a defender of our freedoms. God bless him and his family.

David Hazen

January 31, 2013

It was a pleasure to have known you, Bob, and an honor to be part of the 'Ford family' with you at Advanced Engine. My deepest sympathy to all of Bob's real family. He is already missed by his colleagues.

Bob Beatty

January 31, 2013

Kevin- My condolences to you and your family in the loss of your dad. What a nice man! I remember meeting him many years ago at your house in Livonia. May God's love surround you and your family at this difficult time.

Kathleen Connolly

January 31, 2013

Airím uaim thú. You have been my rock and my anchor for so long, but thanks to your loving guidance I will be able to navigate through any storm. Love you -- say hey to everyone. And you're welcome to come haunt me if I do anything wrong!

January 31, 2013

Dear Pat, don't know if you remember me, but we worked together at St. Mary
Hospital in the Medical Records Department, I am still here, I just wanted to send you my sincere condolences on the loss of your husband.

Kathy Galenski

Michele Witter

January 31, 2013

My condolences to your family. May God give you comfort during this difficult time. He will always hold a special place in your heart.

Colleen Mallon

January 31, 2013

My condolences to you and your family Colleen. Know that you now have another Angel on your side. Peace and Love.

January 31, 2013

My sincere condolences to you and your family Colleen, may you cherish the memories and hold them close to your heart. Becky Fairbanks