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Bailey Memorial

6701 West Commercial Blvd, Tamarac, FL

OBITUARY

Francis Patrick Connelly

April 17, 1931November 18, 2019
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Francis Patrick Connelly

Frank Patrick Connelly, 88 ‘Frenchie’ was born on April 17, 1931 in the second story of his parent’s home, John and Margaret in Woodlawn, NY. He received his Baptismal Certificate from the Basilica of Our Lady of Victory in Lackawanna, NY.

His mother died when he was 2 years old and he went to live with Aunt Betty “DeDe” for several years. He had one brother, Jack and three sisters Betty, Tilly, Helen, and one sibling who passed away at childhood. Betty had a son, Eddie Brown, who became like a brother to Frank.

Frank reunited with his father and his wife, Nane and they moved to Miami when he was 14. Frank graduated from Miami Jackson High School in Miami. He worked on the Great Lakes merchant ships as a seaman and enlisted into the US Navy in 1951. He served on a destroyer, the USS Hancock, for 4 years and traveled around the world during the Korean War. He was stationed in Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Europe, and other ports.

Frank began his career in the elevator industry around 1956. He met Helen, the owner of a tavern, the ’52 Club’ on 36th street in Miami. They were married and bought a home in North Miami in 1957. Helen had a son (Robby) who became Frank’s son.

They became a happy family for 59 years. Helen, his loving wife passed away in October 2015. Frank moved into a retirement community in Tamarac, FL with a pool across the street from his condominium where he spent a lot of his time swimming and talking to friends he had met. He loved to talk.

He had a Happy and well lived Life with his family and many friends. He survived by his son Rob and many nieces and nephews. Frank will be missed.

Services

14 December

Memorial Mass

10:00 am

St. Madeleine Catholic Church

17155 N.W. US Hwy 441
High Springs, FL 32643

14 December

Reception

11:00 am

St. Madeleine Catholic Church

17155 N.W. US Hwy 441
High Springs, FL 32643

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