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Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home

382 First Parish Road, Scituate, MA

OBITUARY

Paul F Connolly

May 3, 1940July 26, 2019
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CONNOLLY, Paul F- Age 79, of Scituate, passed away July 26, 2019. Loving husband of 56 years to Joanne Connolly. He was a son to the late John and Beatrice Connolly. Beloved father to Debra Connolly of Hingham, MA, Lynda Ricciarelli, her late husband Steven of Quincy, MA and Susan Blair of Scituate MA. Cherished grandfather to Justin Ricciarelli and Cathryn Blair. He will be lovingly remembered by his sister Donna Panzini of Avon Ma and many nieces and nephews. Paul was predeceased by his siblings Clare Ruprecht, Kathleen Ramos and John Connolly. Paul was born and raised in Boston, where he graduated from Dorchester High. He served in the U.S. Army. He started his professional life as a civilian working in Army Intelligence, which lead to a career as a U.S. Postal Inspector, retiring from the Boston Division in 1996. He then worked for ten years as a Medicare Fraud Investigator. In his spare time, he served as a high school football official for nearly 40 years. Mr. Connolly also coached Scituate Pop Warner Football. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and spending quality time with his grandchildren. A friend of Bill, his sharp wit and expansive storytelling will be greatly missed by all. A visitation will be held on Wednesday July 31, 2019 from 4-8pm at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Road, Scituate MA. A funeral will be held on Thursday August 1, 2019 at 10am from St. Mary of the Nativity Church, 1 Kent St, Scituate.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Scituate Etrusco Associates , Inc, where Paul was an active volunteer. PO Box 265 Scituate, MA 02066 Words of comfort can be left at www.richardsongaffeyfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, July 31, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, August 1, 2019

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Harper Gerry

August 3, 2019

To Paul’s family and friends I would like all to know that I am honored to have had the opportunity to know Paul through the Postal Inspection Service. A terrific guy, that always had a smile and a story to make you smile. My condolences.

Harper Gerry
Postal Inspector - Retired

DeWayn Marzagalli

August 3, 2019

I would like to express my sincere condolences to Paul's family. Paul and I worked together on many occasions. We would spend hours together having the most wonderful thought provoking conversations. I knew him to be a good husband and a great family man. He was also a caring man demonstrated by his years of coaching. I believe that one fine day we will all be reunited in love and happiness. May Paul rest in Peace.

Judith Johnson

August 2, 2019

Dear Joanne and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Paul.
He was a good friend and faithful co-worker. His quirky sense of humor, his good advice and his presence at work made the tough tasks of dealing with everyday life happier and more fun. He was a very unusual and dear person. He always spoke of you and the family with such affection and regard. May his memory be eternal.
May his rest be with the Lord.

Timothy Flaherty

July 29, 2019

Sue, your father raised one of the kindest and wonderful people I have ever met. He will be sorely missed by his family and his many friends in Scituate. God Bless

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