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Anthony Patrick Connolly, 70, Of Glen Rock

GLEN ROCK, N.J. -- Anthony Patrick “Skip” Connolly, 70, of Glen Rock, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born and raised in Yonkers, N.Y., he resided in Glen Rock for 45 years. He attended St. Barnabas Church and School. A graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School in New York City, he earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Manhattan College in 1972.

A faithful and active parishioner of St. Catharine R.C. Church in Glen Rock, he volunteered with the C.Y.O. Connolly was a member of the ROMEO Group (Retired Old Men Eating Out). An avid reader, he enjoyed socializing with his lifelong friends and spending time with family.

Prior to retiring, most of his career was spent in the telecommunications industry.

He was the husband of Mary (Willmore) Connolly; father of Tracey Morin and husband Domonic and Christopher Connolly and wife Tracy; grandfather of Megan and Quinn Connolly and Brady Morin; son of the late Bill and Mae (McNamara) Connolly; and brother of Maureen Curran, Janet Tuomey and the late William Connolly. He also is survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn. A funeral Mass is planned for 11 a.m. Friday at St. Catharine R.C. Church, 905 S. Maple Ave., Glen Rock. Interment will follow at St. Luke’s Cemetery in Ho-Ho-Kus.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory made to St. Catharine R.C. Church would be appreciated.

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