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Thomas Conneely

Thomas Francis Conneely

Monday, September 30th, 1935 - Monday, February 24th, 2020
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Thomas F. Conneely, 84, of Newton, MA, died on Monday, February 24, 2020, after battling vascular dementia for more than a year. Beloved husband of Anne Conneely (Cloherty) for more than 50 years, Tom was born in Oughterard, County Galway, Ireland, Sept. 30, 1935, and moved to the U.S. in the late 1950s. In addition to his wife, Tom is survived by his five children, Francis, Sean, Anne, Patrick and Owen. He is also survived by his sister Mary Angela, his brother, Patrick and numerous nephews and nieces in the U.S. and Ireland. For more than 35 years, Tom ran his own exterior/interior painting company, with countless customers throughout the greater Boston area. In addition, he was employed at Raytheon in the Painting Department from 1974 until his retirement in September 2001.
During his retirement, he was an active in the Knights of Columbus, achieving membership in the Fourth Order of the organization. Tom also became one of the most devout fans of Red Sox Nation, watching nearly every game for years. He also enjoyed playing the slot machines at the local casinos and, occasionally, in Las Vegas. While he was wresting with his dementia, he started coloring and this proved to be a wonderful pastime for him.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, Feb 27, 2020 from 5:00 pm -8:00 pm at the Burke & Blackington
Funeral Home in West Newton, MA. A Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, Feb 28, 2020 at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Parish in Newton, MA. The burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury, MA. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association, https://www.alz.org.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 27th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, February 27th, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Burke & Blackington Funeral Home
    Address
    1479 Washington St.
    West Newton, MA 02465
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  • Service

    Friday, February 28th, 2020 | 10:30am
    When
    Friday, February 28th, 2020 10:30am
    Location
    Sacred Heart Parish
    Address
    1321 Centre Street
    Newton Centre, MA
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  • Interment

    Location
    St. Joseph's Cemetery
    Address
    990 LaGrange St.
    WEST ROXBURY, MA 02132
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