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Thomas Connelly

Obituary for Thomas Connelly

September 23, 1949 - April 25, 2019
Sheffield Lake, Ohio | Age 69

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Friend


Thomas (Tom) Corcoran Connelly, 69, of Sheffield Lake, Ohio passed away on April 25, 2019.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, April 28 between 2 and 4 PM, and 6 and 8 PM at Busch Funeral Home, 163 Avon Beldon Rd, Avon Lake, OH 44012. A private family burial service will follow on Monday, April 29. There will be a memorial service, open to all, at Christ the King Vineyard Church in North Olmsted on Saturday, May 11 at 11 AM.
Tom was born in Cleveland, OH on September 23, 1949. He graduated from Cathedral Latin High School, and continued on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in English from John Carroll University, and a Master of Science in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University.
Tom was married to the love of his life, Sue Ellen Connelly (née Sale) on January 10, 1976. They were happily married 43 years.
Tom served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam era. He spent the majority of his professional career as a social worker at MetroHealth Hospital in Cleveland, before working for the Cleveland Clinic for the past few years. He was an avid reader of literature, history, theology and the Bible, and was happiest out in nature exploring God's creation. His walk with the Lord was of the utmost importance to him. He lived a servant's life, ministering to the sick, imprisoned, addicted, and anyone else whom he felt called to help. He was a steadfast member of Christ the King Church, where he served as an elder for the past several years.
Tom is survived by his loving wife, Sue Ellen, children, Christopher, Jill, Michelle (Chris), and Bethany, granddaughter, Stella, brothers William, John (Marie, dec.), Mark and David (Molly), many nieces and nephews, and other family and friends.
Tom is preceded in death by his father, John, mother, Margaret, father-in-law Richard, mother-in-law Mary Ellen, and brothers, Daniel and Charles.
At Tom's request, donations may be given to Christ the King Vineyard Church.

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    30635 Lorain Rd
    North Olmsted, OH 44070

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163 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
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