In Loving Memory of Mary Theresa Connolly
Mary Theresa ConnollyDunmore, PA April 1, 1942 ~ March 29, 2015 Date of Service: April 7, 2015
Mary Theresa Connolly “TC”, 72, of Dunmore, died Sunday afternoon, March 29th, in the Regional Hospital of Scranton.
Born in Scranton, daughter of the late James and Catherine McHugh Connolly, she was a graduate of Dunmore High School, later receiving her Master’s degree in education from Marywood University and becoming a teacher within the Scranton School District where she touched the lives of many students. Mary Theresa was active in numerous educational and Catholic organizations such as the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Marywood Alumni Association, and the Federal Teacher’s Union of Scranton. For many years, she had resided with her aunt, Miss Ellen Loughney, who was a mother figure to her, and was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Dunmore and its Altar and Rosary Society. An avid reader and researcher, she was one of the founding members of the Dunmore Historical Society and author of the Gravity Railroad. She loved to travel and enjoyed her many cruises and trips to the casinos.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Roger T. Getts and the nurses in the Intensive Care Unit at the Regional Hospital of Scranton especially, Janet and Josh.
Surviving is her dear friend, Dorothy Hallock of Scranton, and numerous cousins, friends and caretakers, Mrs. Kim Kleha and Ms. Janet Sweeney.
The funeral will be Tuesday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with mass at 11 a.m. in the St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Chestnut St., Dunmore. Interment to follow in the Mount Carmel Cemetery, Dunmore.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday evening from 4-7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Dunmore Historical Society, 126 Barton St., Dunmore, Pa 18512.