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Mary Louise Connolly

Mary Louise Connolly

Friday, July 27th, 1934 Thursday, February 20th, 2020

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Obituary for Mary Louise Connolly (Connolly)

Mary Louise Connolly, a longtime resident of Sea Girt, NJ died on February 20, 2020. She was 85 and a parishioner of St. Catharine’s and St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Spring Lake. A graduate of the College of St. Elizabeth in Convent Station, NJ Mary Lou pursued a career in teaching and subsequently earned a master’s degree from Rutgers.
Mary Lou taught English at Glen Rock High School. Under her tutelage the school’s newspaper, “The Glen Echo” won an award for excellence. Family and friends will remember Mary Lou’s great gift of humor and her lively recounting of stories and memories from bygone years. She was an avid reader, a fine cook and took a true interest in the world around her. A devout Catholic, Mary Lou’s deep faith in God guided her actions throughout her life. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be on Thursday, February 27, 2020 10:30 AM at St. Catharine Church, Spring Lake. Interment will follow in St. Catharine Cemetery, Wall. O’Brien Funeral Home, Wall is in charge of arrangements, www.obrienfuneralhome.com. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Mary Louise Connolly be made to the College of St. Elizabeth Annual Fund, 2 Convent Road Moorestown, NJ 07960.

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    Thursday, February 27th, 2020 | 10:30am
    St. Catharine's Church
    215 Essex Avenue
    SPRING LAKE, NJ
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    Thursday, February 27th, 2020
    10:30am
    Please go directly to church.
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    Parish Priest

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John A Schanck

John Schanck, Wall
Mary Lou was a great lady. Over the last 20 years, I did a lot of home repair and remodeling work for her. She was always good to me and such a joy to work for. I will truly miss her great sense of humor. My wife and I did not learn of her passing until this Friday. We are truly sorry to have missed her funeral services. Our sincere condolences to her nieces and nephews.
Comment | Posted at 05:35pm via Condolence
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Eileen McTague

Echoing my sister's recollection of Mary Lou, she was a dear family friend, grew up with our father, went to high school and college with our mother, introduced our parents, and shared in all of our family's lives. She was my godmother, and I will treasure the memories of having her in my life. She will be missed. Sincere condolences to all the family.
Comment | Posted at 10:55am via Condolence
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Sharon McTague-Hall

Mary Lou was a member of our extended family. She was with us on many holidays and family gatherings. We will miss her greatly, especially my mother. We are blessed to have had her in our lives. Our condolences to her family.

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BARBARA DRISCOLL COATS CSEI 970

i didnot know Mary but she must have been a WONDERFUL person as she graduated from College of St Elizabeth .I Graduated in 1970 50 years ago and can say we are a WONDERFUL group of ladies RIP
Comment | Posted at 05:46pm via Condolence
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