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Thomas A. Connelly

August 31, 1954 August 27, 2021
Thomas  A.  Connelly
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Obituary for Thomas A. Connelly

Thomas passed away peacefully Friday, August 27, 2021.
Beloved husband of 37 years to Linda J. Connelly (nee MacLelland). They were together as a couple for 40.
Cherished and beloved father to Thomas Connelly, Jr. and Caitlin Connelly.
Loving son to the late William E. Connelly and the late Anne M. Connelly.
Dear brother to the late William (Joan) Connelly, Mary (James) Moster, Mary B. (Harry) Watson, Sara (Dan) Zervos, James (Mary Ann) Connelly, Sr. Kathleen Connelly, George Connelly, Anne (John) Garvey, and Richard (Pamela) Connelly.
Treasured brother-in-law to Barbara (Mark) Anderson.
Beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Faithful friend to so many.

Tom was born and raised in the City of Chicago in the St. Sabina’s parish area, and later in Orland Park. He graduated from Carl Sandburg High School in 1972, and later earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Governors State University. He worked as a carpenter for several years, contributing to many buildings in the Chicago area. After gaining years of experience in the construction and demolition industries, he started his own Environmental Waste business in 1994, which succeeded for over 25 years, as well as several real estate ventures that greatly improved his community.

He was very actively devoted to his Catholic Faith, which was an inspiration to many. He was an avid reader, enjoyed golf, boating, fishing, sports, and most of all being with his family. He was an inexhaustible source of knowledge on construction, cars, repairs, business, finances, history, and too many other topics to name.

Tom always gave generously of his time, treasure, and expertise to those in need – family, strangers, and anyone who needed his help. His greatest joy in life was his family, and he will be dearly missed, even as he is joyfully celebrated.

Visitation Tuesday 3:00-8:00 p.m.

Funeral Wednesday 9:30 a.m. from the Robert J. Sheehy & Son Funeral Home, 9000 W. 151st Street, Orland Park, IL to St. Mary Church, Mass 10:30 a.m.

Interment Good Shepherd Cemetery

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3:00 PM 8/31/2021 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/31/2021 8:00:00 PM
Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home - Orland Park

9000 W. 151st St.
Orland Park, IL 60462

Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home - Orland Park
9000 W. 151st St. Orland Park 60462 IL
United States





10:30 AM 9/1/2021 10:30:00 AM

19515 115TH AVENUE
MOKENA, IL 60448

The procession will be leaving the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. to go to the church.

19515 115TH AVENUE MOKENA 60448 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Good Shepherd Cemetery Final Resting Place

16201 S. 104th Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60467

16201 S. 104th Avenue Orland Park 60467 IL
United States

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