CONNOLLY – William Robie “Bill”, 80, of Brooklyn, Queens County passed away peacefully, after a long illness, in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 surrounded by his loving family.
Born June 1st, 1932 in Middlewood, he was a son of the late Robie and Letha (Whynot) Connolly.
Bill was owner and general manager of Connolly Construction for 20 years. He was the former co-owner of Sandy Cove Hardwood and a former employee of Bowater Mersey Paper Company. He was a life long member of St. Andrews Anglican Church in Brooklyn where he served as a warden and as a Sunday school teacher. He was involved with cub scouts for many years and was a hobbyist. Bill was very family oriented and loved the yearly family reunions.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Madelyn (Smith); his sons Ron (Mary Lynn) of Brooklyn, Gary (Pat) of New Minas, Terry (Donna) of Brooklyn and his daughter Nancy (Earl) Lawrence of Charleston. His grandchildren Tanya, Amber, Michelle, Jamie, Kristen, Jennifer, Melanie, Andrew, Sarah and Emily as well as 19 great-grandchildren. His sisters Elsie Wolfe of Brooklyn, Betty Getson of Bridgewater and Shirley Brown of Dartmouth. Many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sisters Kathleen and Rosabelle and brother Lione as well as two brothers in infancy.
As per Bill’s request, his body has been donated to Dalhousie. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held Sunday, August 5th, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. from St. Andrews Anglican Church in Brooklyn. Chaplain Donald Lawton officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. No flowers by request, donations may be made to Queens General Hospital Foundation or to St. Andrews Anglican Church. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Madelyn and family: I am so sorry you have lost Bill. My prayers are with all of you at this very sad time.
TO MADELYN ANF FAMILY -JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THAT MY THOUIGHTS ARE WITH YOU ALL AT THIS SAD TIME-REMEMBER ALL THE GOOD TIMES THAT YOU HAVE SPENT TOGETHER.
Doug And Tracey Bowers and Family
Our deepest Sympathy goes to the family …very sorry for your loss he will hold a place in our hearts and will be missed he fought long and hard. may he be at peace. if anything is needed we are hear for you .thoughts and prayers are with you in this sad time….xoxo
my deepest sympathy at this sad time
jean fisher …
Curtis & Linda Leslie Maillett
Dear Madelyn & family. We are so very sorry to hear of Bills passing. We pray that having your family close will comfort each of you, during this difficult time. Most sincerely, Linda & Curtis
Janet and George Fletcher
We were sorry to hear about Bill. Our thoughts and our prayers are with your family.
Rod & Ann Golden
Madelyn, Ron, Terry and families. We are so sorry to hear of William’s passing. We are thinking of at this sad time. Rod & Ann
Donna & Rick Bollivar
Nancy, Em and families
So sorry to hear about your loss….He may fly with the angels now, but part of him will always be with you…Our sincere sympathy goes out to all of you at this very sad time…
Bob and Brenda Lohnes
Madelyn, Ron and Families: Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He will be missed.
Brenda and Ira Huskins
Sympathy to the Connolly family.
Carolee, Tiffany, Ashley
Sorry to hear this sad news, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Paul and Shirley Neals
Our sincere condolences to Bill’s wife and family. He will be missed by so many!
Madelyn and family i am so sorry to hear of Bills passing may God be with you all at this sad time
John & Peggy Whynot
Madelyn & family:
We are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Thinking of all of you at this very sad and difficult time.
Richard Weagle & Tish
So Sorry for your loss. Richard has always kept his little truck in a place of honor . Take care all . Richard & Tish.
Nancy & Family,
I am sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Dear Madelyn and Family:
So sorry for your loss and keeping you in thought and prayer. I have fond memories of Bill when I worked at QGH. It is those precious memories that will help you through the difficult times.
Ron and Noweta
To all the family
We are so sorry to hear the news,our sincere sympathy to all of the Family .
Thinking of you
Geraldine and Harry
Dear Nancy and Earl,
So sorry for your loss .Our thought’s and prayers are with
you and your family.
Fred & Dot Lohnes
Madelyn and family, Our sincere condolences God Bless Take care
Madelyn and family … Bill was a wonderful and kind man … his light will shine in your hearts forever. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Kevin & Shelley Weagle
Madelyn & Family:
We were so very sorry to hear of your beloved Bill. We will miss His friendly wave to us as we drove by or was outside. Sincerest sympathy to You All now, and in the days ahead.
Geraldine Stevens Williams
Sincere sympathy to all the Connolly on the loss of your dear loved one. May God grant you his peace in the days ahead.
Leon & Norma Robertson
Sincere sympathy to all the family on the loss of Bill. We enjoyed him at coffee time. RIP Bill.
Norman & Yvonne Miller
My deepest sympathy to you and all your family, I havent seen Bill for a number of year’s, but He was such a kind person. he was my
cousin…I remember when we all went to school in Middlewood, that was many Moon’s ago.His Dad and mine (Robert) were brother’s.
Madelyn you and your Family, are in my prayer’s, as I know you are a very close family. May the peace of God abide with you all at this very sad time. Yvonne.
joyce an jimmy
Sorry for your loss our deepest sympathy….
Jordan & Bella Oickle
So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all.
Murray & Myrna Wigglesworth
To the family – We are sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times.
Blanche, Charlene & Carl Veinot
Madelyn, Ronnie, Gary, Nancy, Terry & Families:
So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Keep those wonderful memories of him close to your heart. Take care.
Rosalee and Murray Smith
To the Connolly family – so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing – our prayers and sympathies go out to you at this time.
Michael and Heather Anthony
Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Madelyne and family we are sorry to hear of your loss I have know Bill most of my life and he was always a very friendly person to be around. I am sure you will miss him very much.
Our condelences from all of us at Carroll Tri County GM
So sorry to learn of Williams’s passing. He was such a kind and gentle man. I hope the many wonderful memories you all have of him will bring you comfort at this difficult time. He will be missed by many. May he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless!
BRENDA LAWRENCE/JIM HUBLEY
MADELYN AND FAMILY- SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT BILL . HE WAS SUCH A NICE GUY . SINCERE SYMPATHY TO ALL THE FAMILY . BRENDA AND JIM.
Madelyn and Family:
I was so saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. He was one of the finest men I have ever met. His loss will be fiercely felt by so many. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Shirley and family
Martin and Myles (Morton House Inn)
Madelyn and family — We were so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was such a gentle and kind soul. Despite his physical struggles, he always had a smile on his face. He will be sorely missed.
Martin and Myles
Carole &Leo Sampson
Our prayers and thoughts ,are with all the family in this time of
Carole & Leo
To Madelyn & Family ,
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Bill . He was a remarkable man and will be missed by many .My thoughts and prayers go out to you all during this very difficult time .
Clarke and Linda Rafuse
Dear Madelyn and family…..how sorry we were to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a dear sweet man. Our thoughts are with you.
Linda & Clarke Rafuse
Karen and Bob Barnes
We’re so sorry for your loss and offer you all our most sincere sympathy in your time of grief.
Dan & Jennifer Smith
Madelyn and family…I am so sorry we lost Bill. Our thoughts are with you all. He is already missed.
Dear Madelyn and family.
My heart goes out to all of you now as you face this difficult road. Bill was a pilar of your family and community and loved by all. Keep your wonderful memories close in your hearts. May your grief be eased knowing that Bill is safe in the arms of Jesus and free of all suffering. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you face difficult days ahead.
Dear Madelyn,Ron,Gary,Terry,Nancy and families,
So sorry to hear about Bill.He was a kind ,friendly man! My thoughts are with all of you! Take care.
Robert & Pat Carroll
Thinking of the fun times from the past when William used to take me out in the old truck when I would spend the summers with him.
Allen & Debbie Conrad
Very sorry to hear of your loss…may you find strength in your memories an Gods LOVE in the comming days.
Diane and Donald White
Dear Madelyn and family
We were so sad to hear of Bill’s passing, he was such a happy person and that was due to his loving family, all of you made him what he was. He will be missed by everyone. Our thoughts are with you, Diane and Donald
Unamarie Cowie Rodger
Dear Madelyn and family,
I was saddened to read of Bill’s passing, he was very nice and friendly gentleman. Madelyn, my deepest sympathy to you and your family, God Bless you all, at this very difficult time.
Jim Muise & Patricia McDougall
Madelyn & family,
It was with great sorrow that we read Bill’s obituary in the newspaper. I have been reminiscing about many wonderful memories I had of him and what a father figure he was for me as a young man. We are sorry for your great loss.
Ralph and Shirley Morton
We are saddened to hear of Bills passing.
Our prayers and thoughts are with the family.
Cling to the great memories.
Kirk and Donna Whynot
RIP Uncle Bill, you will be missed by all.
So sorry for your loss. My sincere sympathy to you and all your family.
Dear Madelyn and Family:
My prayers and thoughts go out to all of you at this most difficult time.Bill surely will be missed by all his friends at McDonalds.
Gerry& Phyllis Leaman
We are very sorry for your loss.We always enjoyed our chats at dinner with you both- at the church.
Daryl and Gladys Williams
Madelyn and Family
We are sorry to hear of Bills passing. He was such a nice man and whenever I saw him he always had a smile. I know he will be
missed very much. We offer our condolences to you and family.
Val & John Kempton
Ron and family – Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss. You are in our prayers and thoughts.
Merv and Bernadette Hartlen
Sorry to hear of Bills passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Merv and Berndette Hartlen
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Madelyn and family, so sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cindy& Theodore Says:
To the Connolly Family we extend our deepest sympathy.
Hold on to the great memories