John Joseph “Jack” Connolly

Memorial mass for John Joseph “Jack” Connolly, 79, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 26, 2013 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence. He died Monday September, 23, 2013 surrounded by his family at his home.

Jack was born December 23, 1933 in Cincinnati, OH the son of John J. and Frances (Koetters) Connolly.

He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and the Korean Conflict. He served in Germany, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. He retired from the Army in 1985 with the rank of Colonel.

He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), and Dorsey-Liberty Post #14 – American Legion.

He married Theresa A. Shen on April 28, 1956 in Ft. Sill, OK. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include three daughters, Mary Wooding (David), Wichita, KS, Donna Hultine (Michael), Sheila Connolly (Suzanne Morrissey), both of Lawrence; two sons, John P. Connolly (Steve Maceli), Lawrence, Michael Connolly (Tamy Harmon), Phoenix, AZ; five grandchildren, David, Jr. Katie, Laurie, Christopher, Jake; and one sister, Sister Mary Ann Connolly, O.P., Columbus, OH. He was preceded in death by one brother, James Connolly.

The family will greet friends from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. with a Rosary at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials in his name to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Rehabilitation and Hospice Care that may be sent in care of the mortuary.

18 Condolences

  1. Bob Simmermon on September 23, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    RIP, Jack

    You were truly one of the “good guys” in this world. I feel privileged to have known and worked with you for a few years. You will be GREATLY missed.

  2. Brenda on September 23, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Thoughts and prayers with your family

  3. Jim Ploger on September 23, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    John and Steve, My sincerest condolences on the lost of John’s father. My thoughts are with you.

  4. Monica Stark on September 24, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Heartfelt and deepest condolences John & Steve and the entire Connolly family. Peace & light to you all. Biggest hugs!!!

  5. Linda Kauffman and Dee Speck on September 24, 2013 at 4:26 am

    Donna, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your famiily.

  6. Pat Phillips & Lisa Miller on September 24, 2013 at 7:27 am

    What a legacy of such a strong and loving family. Our thoughts and hearts are with you. Love Pat & Lisa

  7. Randy Hemingway on September 24, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to you all.

    God bless,

  8. PAUL GAY on September 24, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    My deepest sympathy. It was a pleasure to know JACK. The years we worked together I will remember forever. PAUL

  9. Paul & Janet on September 24, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. We have lost our oldest friend but do many great memories. We will keep you in our prayers……..

  10. Monique Ramos van Loben Sels on September 24, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    My sincerest condolences, Sheila, Mike, John and all the Connolly family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers! God bless.

  11. Luis on September 24, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Dear Connolly family, May the sorrow you feel in your heart lighten by the love that surrounds you. I am so sorry for your loss

  12. kathy and walt gunning on September 24, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    our deepest sympathies. he was a wonderful and caring man. please give your mother a hug for us and you are all in our prayers.

  13. Belinda Pruitt on September 24, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Connolly family. Jack was a very loving, generous man. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

  14. Cherie Hodges on September 25, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Mary-so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Take Care.

  15. Joseph M. Jarvis on September 25, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Connollys– We were saddened to hear about your father’s passing. Please know you’re in our thoughts. –Joe Jarvis & Drew Vartia

  16. Leo Langlois on September 25, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Condolences to those he left behind. A perfect example of the “greatest generation” Having worked with Jack I will miss the man as well as his counsel.

  17. Dave Nigh on September 27, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Sorry for your loss. I read his obituary in the West Valley View newspaper in Arizona. I went to St Mary’s school in Urbana Ohio with a John Connolly. He had an older brother James and 2 sisters that became nuns. By any chance is this the John I knew?

    I extend my sympathies to all the Connelly families.

  18. vtacol on September 27, 2013 at 8:50 pm


    Read about it in the Wichita paper. Sorry for you loss.


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