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Obituary of Patrick Franklin Connolly – The State Journal-Register

Patrick Franklin Connolly 1952 – 2022

Riverton, IL—Patrick Franklin Connolly, 69, of Riverton, died Thursday, January 13, 2022 at his home. He was born on October 1, 1952 in Springfield, the son of Patrick Joseph and Edith Marie Lynn Connolly. He married Debra Richardson on June 27, 1975, and she survives.

Also survived are three children, Michael A. Connolly of Riverton, Jeffrey A. (Jessica) Connolly of Springfield, and Miriam S. Connolly of Springfield; six granddaughters; a sister Lynn Connolly of Springfield; one brother, Greg (Ricki) Connolly of Indiana and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents and one brother, James M. Connolly.

Patrick loved to walk, watch baseball, fish and swim. He was a huge Illini fan and animal lover. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her granddaughters.

Patrick was a program analyst for the Illinois State Police from 1976 to 2010.

Private services will be held.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or HSHS St. John’s Hospital.

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Posted on January 15, 2022

Published in The State Journal-Register