In Loving Memory of Mary Theresa Connolly

Mary Theresa Connolly

Mary Theresa Connolly

Dunmore, 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.

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Anonymous
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Re: In Loving Memory of Mary Theresa Connolly
Reply #21 on : Sat April 04, 2015, 22:17:40
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My mom was a close of TC, glad they are reunited in heaven
p bowen
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Re: In Loving Memory of Mary Theresa Connolly
Reply #20 on : Sat April 04, 2015, 10:27:11
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My thoughts and prayers go out to Miss Connolly's friends and family. She will be remembered by her students for inspiring them to learn. She was the best teacher I ever had! Rest in peace.
p bowen
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Re: In Loving Memory of Mary Theresa Connolly
Reply #19 on : Sat April 04, 2015, 10:09:20
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My thoughts and prayers go out to all who knew Miss Connolly. She will always be remembered for the great teacher she was. She was the best teacher I ever had. Rest in peace
Rick Sedlisky
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Thank You
Reply #18 on : Thu April 02, 2015, 23:26:17
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In our historical circles, you are known as "TC". Although we never met personally, I learned of you when many years ago, my dad gave me a copy of your book about the Gravity Railroad.

Our mutual friend, Tony Ranella, I and others will continue to document our Northeast Pennsylvania history as you did.

I speak for many when I say, "Thank You", for all you've done to not allow our history to be lost. You are an historian whose seat will remain unfilled.

My thoughts and prayers are with your dear friend and your family.

Rick Sedlisky
New York, NY/Dunmore, PA
Tony Ranella Jr.
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My Dear Friend
Reply #17 on : Thu April 02, 2015, 14:07:01
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To TC's family , I'm so , so sorry for your loss , TC and I have been friends and fellow historians for many years we both were founding members of the Dunmore Historical Society and we had that bond with the Pa. Coal Co. and it's Gravity Railroad . She was kind and loving and never had a harsh word for anyone , she was a Saint among people . I Loved her like she was my sister and I will miss our talks about our local history .
Rest in Peace my dear friend .

Tony Ranella Jr.
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