December 10, 1932 - April 18, 2022
William J. Connelly, lovingly known as “Bill”, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2022 at the Thomas Jefferson Hospital. He was a proud United States Army Veteran in the Korean War. After returning home he worked for the U.S. Postal Service as Postal Clerk, working the Customer Service Window, after 34 years of service. He spent his retirement taking care of others where he volunteered for many years at St. Monica Manor and also would visit the elderly in the Whitman Community. Bill had a heart of gold and was recognized by Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Holy Name Society where he received the Humanitarian Award and in 2019 was recognized by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging for his volunteerism. He was a large part of the Whitman Community and a life long resident of South Philadelphia. He was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan, was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Holy Name Society, and the John J. O’Malley Men’s Club where he loved to play poker and hang out with the guys. Bill was a caring, gentle, loving and devoted man who had a heart of gold and would help anyone in their time of need. He always had time to chat with neighborhood friends, loved to joke around and was never without his pack of “Juicy Fruit” gum. Beloved son of the late William and Catherine (nee: Gorman) Connelly. Brother of the late Bartholomew Connelly (Marian), Helen (Raymond) Lester and James Connelly. He is survived by his devoted nieces and nephews; Raymond Lester, James Lester, Ellen Lester, Joyce (late Joseph) Nero, Bernadette (Stephen) Andrew, Kenneth (Lisa) Connelly, James Connelly, Joseph Connelly and the late Katherine Northwood, Peggy Connelly and Kathleen Triglia. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Marie Connelly, great nieces, nephews and many good friends. Relatives, friends and members of OLMC Holy Name Society and John J. O’Malley Club are invited to his Viewing Sunday evening from 7-9 PM and again on Monday morning from 8-9:30 AM at the Murphy Ruffenach, Brian W. Donnelly Funeral Home (3rd & Wolf Streets). Funeral Mass 10 AM in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Burial Holy Cross Cemetery. In Bill’s memory donations may be made to OLMC Holy Name Society, 2319 S. 3rd Street, Phila., PA 19148 or The Katie Kirlin Fund, 229 Wolf Street, Phila., PA 19148.
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