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Obituary of Patricia A. Connelly
Patricia A. Connelly Olean, NY Patricia A. Connelly of Olean, passed away Monday (February 24, 2020) at the home of her daughter, Carolyn, in Olean after a lengthy illness. Born June 6, 1940 in Olean she was the daughter of Gorden and Margaret McCaa Huff. On November 24, 1960 at St. Mary of the Angels Church in Olean she married Patrick J. Connelly who predeceased her October 2, 2003. Patricia was a 1958 graduate of Olean High School. She enjoyed raising her 3 children and also watching her grandchildren grow. She became an active member of various organizations, including the Olean Elk's Lodge #491 where she served as past treasurer and where she received the Elk of the Year award in 2002. She was a life member of the Olean VFW Auxiliary Post 1619 as well as a life member of the Franklinville Aristocrats Club. She also belonged to the Allegany American Legion Post 892 Auxiliary. She enjoyed camping, and traveling the country in her motor home as well as cruising the Caribbean. She is survived by 3 children Michael Connelly of Olean, Carolyn Torrey of Olean and Judy (Steve) Darrow of Churchville; 4 grandchildren Stephen (Keri) Darrow and Timothy Darrow, both of Churchville, and Patrick Connelly and Logan Connelly, both of Olean; a great-granddaughter Lauryn Darrow of Churchville; a brother-in-law Francis (Linda) Connelly of Olean; 6 sisters-in-law Elizabeth Connelly of Olean, Anne Angora of Rochester, Maureen (Ed) Negron of Olean, Kate Connelly of Olean, Darlene Connelly of Olean and Dianna Connelly of Allegany and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband she was predeceased by a son-in-law Darrel Torrey in 2013 and 4 brothers-in-law Joseph Connelly and his wife Patricia, Paul Connelly, James Connelly and Thomas Angora. The family will be present to receive friends on Wednesday from 4-7pm at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Rd. Olean. Funeral services will be held Thursday (February 27, 2020) at 11am in the funeral home. Rev. Patrick Melfi, rector of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Olean. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made the Kinney Hose Co., Inc., 1310 Olean-Portville Rd, Olean, NY 14760 or to Homecare and Hospice, 1225 W. State Rd. Olean, NY 14760. Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.
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