Richard Connelly , age 65 of Wakefield died suddenly on Sunday January 10 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.
He was born in Stoneham on November 21, 1955 and was the son of the late Richard and Thomasine (Wallace) Connelly .
Richard was a lifelong resident of Wakefield. He was a graduate of Wakefield High School class of 1974. He was a life member of the VFW auxiliary in Melrose, associate member of the Military order or the Purple Heart Chapter 875, member of the Sons of the American Legion in Stoneham, The Massachusetts Rifle Association, and he was a member of the St. Josephs Band during the 60's and 70's. He also enjoyed spending time on Cape Cod.
He was the loving brother of Kathryn A. Connelly of Peabody, Ann E. Montgomery of Wakefield, and Edward Connelly of W. Wareham. He was the uncle of Kathryn Montgomery, John Montgomery, and Madison Connelly . He is also survived by many friends and acquaintances.
Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Thursday from 4 - 6:30 p.m. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Richards name can be made to the Mystic Valley Elder Services, 300 Commercial Street #19, Malden MA 02148.
January 14, 2021
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
McDonald Funeral Home
19 Yale Ave
Wakefield, MA 01880