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John J. Connolly

March 13, 1941 ~ August 19, 2021 (age 80)

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March 13, 1941- August 19, 2021


John J. Connolly, 80 of Canton died after a courageous battle with lung cancer on August 19th, 2021. Born in Cambridge and raised in the Kerry corner neighborhood, John was a proud graduate of Rindge Tech.  He grew up working at the famous Algonquin Club of Boston.  A Canton resident for 47 years, he was a proud member of Wampatuck Country Club, former Canton youth sports coach/volunteer and a member of the Town of Canton Emergency Response Team. John enjoyed a 35-year career with Boston Edison, that started as an elevator operator and after many years as an Underground Grade A Splicer out of Mass Ave he joined the management ranks with his final stop in Labor Relations. Upon retirement he enjoyed a consulting role with NStar. John’s true passion was his family, especially his role as #papa of 14.  The fall was spent enjoying football, soccer, gymnastics, and cheer.  The winter months brought him to the cold rinks all over New England.  The spring he enjoyed roaming the baseball, softball, and lacrosse fields.  He truly enjoyed watching his grandkids and their friends compete and have fun.  Summertime was his time to relax with family and friends in Falmouth. Beloved husband of 58 years of Barbara (Prendeville) Connolly, and son of the late Mary and Hugh Connolly, family from Kerry and Cork respectively.  Devoted father of John J Connolly Jr. (Sean) of Canton, Colleen Hutchinson and husband John of Canton, Craig Connolly and wife Susan of Foxboro, Scott Connolly and wife Christine of Canton, Denise Dearden and husband Scott of Stoughton and much beloved Papa of Elizabeth Poulin and great granddaughter Camryn, Christopher, Danny and Kellianne Connolly. Johnnie, Caitlin, and Carly Hutchinson. Brenna, Megan and Erin Connolly.  Jack, Sean, and Liam Connolly.  Brother of Patricia MacNeil and husband Doug of Walpole, Fran Connolly and the late Joanne of Medford, the late Kay Stone and husband Frank of Yarmouth and the late Kevin Connolly.  He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visiting hours in the Pushard Family Funeral Home 210 Sherman St., Sunday from 3-7. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10:30 in St. John the Evangelist Church 700 Washington St., Canton. Interment Canton Corner Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to the Joslin Diabetes Center

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210 Sherman St.
Canton, MA 02021

Canton Corner Cemetery
Washington St.
Canton, MA 02021

St. John the Evangelist Church 700 Washington St (Canton)

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