Mr. Joseph F. Connolly

  • Born: May 19, 1941
  • Died: December 16, 2018
  • Location: of North Reading, formerly of Stoneham, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family


Joseph F. Connolly of North Reading, formerly of Stoneham passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. He was 77 years of age.

Joseph was the devoted husband of the late Kathleen (Kay) E. Connolly. Joe and Kay were married for 49 years. They raised their family in Stoneham before moving to North Reading. Joseph was the loving son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Connolly of Woburn, MA. He was the cherished father to Jason Connolly and his wife Renee and Eileen Kerr and her husband Shawn. The beloved grandfather to Madison, Kathleen, Patrick, and Coleman, Joseph was the brother of the late Barbara Corrieri and her husband Bob, Joanie Connolly, and Kathleen Connolly. He is also survived by many sister and brother in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews, and dear friends.

Joe grew up on Buckman St. in Woburn, MA. He attended St. Charles School in Woburn, MA until eighth grade. For high school, he attended Keith Academy in Lowell, MA. Joe graduated from Boston College with a degree in accounting. Joe worked for M. I. T. for 45 years and retired there as Assistant Director of the Research Lab of Electronics (RLE). Joe loved to golf with his friends at the Thomson Country Club, travel with his family, tell a good story, and watch his grandchildren play sports. He has been a blessing to his family and he will be forever missed.

Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28) STONEHAM on Friday, December 21st at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Joseph's Eternal Life in Saint Patrick Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham at 10am. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with Joseph's Family on Thursday, December 20th from 4 to 8pm in the Funeral Home. Parking attendants and elevator are available. Interment Riverside Cemetery North Reading.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boston Children's Hospital as his grandson Patrick is an Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia survivor at 401 Park Dr. Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215.

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