OBITUARY

John J. Connolly

August 7, 1931February 1, 2019

John Joseph Connolly (Jack), 87 of Staten Island, NY. passed away on February 01, 2019 in Richmond University Medical Center after a short illness.

Funeral services for Jack will be held at Harmon Funeral Home 571 Forest Avenue Staten Island, NY 10310 on Tuesday February 05, 2019 with visitations from 2-4 PM & 7-9 PM. On Wednesday February 06, 2019 a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Church of the Sacred Heart 981 Castleton Avenue Staten Island, NY 10310 at 10 AM. Burial will follow at St. Charles Cemetery located in Farmingdale, NY.

Jack was a lifelong resident of Brooklyn, NY. He attended high school at Bishop Loughlin and graduated in the class of 1949. He went on to earn a degree from Queens College. He retired as a Lieutenant for the MTA Bridges & Tunnel (TBTA) and was a Railroad Clerk for New York City Transit (NYCT). He was a past President of the MTA Bridges and Tunnel Emerald Society and the Superior Officers Union. Jack is survived by his sister, Rose Connolly-Fitzpatrick, his nieces and nephews, Susie, Diane, Billy, John and Bobby, along with his best friend, Jerry Linekin and the entire Linekin family.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, February 5, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, February 5, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, February 6, 2019
  • Committal Service Wednesday, February 6, 2019
REMEMBERING

John J. Connolly

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Gladys Sevilla

February 6, 2019

I meet Uncle Jack 5 years ago working at the esplanade I still work there I’m a that has a good heart and love everyone weather they are not my patience I love Uncle Jack he will always be in my heart my heart goes out to his family his sister Rose his nephew Billy that has a great heart and always been there for Uncle Jack

Regan Fitzpatrick

February 5, 2019

Uncle Jack, it was so wonderful to see you at Christmas. You were a true gentleman with one of the kindest and gentlest hearts. We were truly blessed to have had you in our lives and you will be dearly missed. With much love,
Regan, Robert, Farrell, Faith and Finbar

William McGowan

February 4, 2019

Uncle Jack, it was a honor and pleasure for me to be your caregiver and wingman for the last five years. We shared a lot of laughs and told many war stories. I love you and you will be sorely missed. Thank you for everything.

John McGowan

February 4, 2019

Uncle Jack you were such an inspiration and hero to me my whole life. You were a caring and loving Uncle. You will be sorely missed but never forgotten

RoseAnn Fitzpatrick

February 3, 2019

Jackie, I still find it hard to believe your gone, every time I get off the elevator at “the E” I still expect to see you sitting and waiting for me.. I considerate it a blessing that we both got to spend the last 3 years together , you truly were an honorable man and a wonderful brother and you will be missed beyond measure .. Love Always , RoseAnn

Diane Tucker

February 3, 2019

Uncle Jack , I cannot remember a time in our lives that you were not a part of , you were there to share every milestone , every event, both happy and sad .. you were always humble, kind and a true gentlemen, and you will be remembered as such .. “those of us who were lucky enough to know and love you were lucky enough” Rest Peacefully ... much love always ,

Bob Linekin

February 3, 2019

Bob Linekin

February 3, 2019

tom wyman

February 2, 2019

we will miss you uncle jack!

Susan Fitzpatrick

February 2, 2019

Uncle Jack was a true gentleman of the old school. When we were kids we thought he was a giant! And he was a giant... giant heart, giant generosity, giant kindness, giant laughs. What will we do without the 7 layer cakes and his cold cut parties. RIP Uncle Jack you will live on in our memories . Much love!

FROM THE FAMILY