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Memorial Service

First Presbyterian Church of Marathon
Saturday April 30th, 2022

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Gene A. Connelly

Gene A. Connelly, 84, of Cortland, NY, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 17, 2022.

Gene was born in Cortland, NY, on February 14, 1938 to Vincent and Elva Connelly of McGraw, NY.  He graduated from McGraw High School, Class of 1956.  Following high school, he enlisted and served in the United States Armed Forces.  After his tour of duty, he returned home to McGraw and married Carole A. Berean, where they built a life together and started a family.  Gene and Carole have been happily married for 62 years.  Gene was a manager at Grossman's and then transferred to Lowes before retiring years ago.  Gene enjoyed giving back to the community and volunteered for the McGraw Fire Department.  He also served a term as Fire Chief.  He was a hard working man, devoted husband, loving father and grandfather.  Gene enjoyed spending time with his wife, children and family.

He is survived by his wife, Carole Connelly; his two daughters, Cynthia (Steve Trudeau) Dann of Marathon and Susette Underwood of Winter Park, FL; his grandchildren, Nicole (James), Michael (Danielle), Nicole, Tyler, Todd, Ashley, Lauren, Lindsey, and Kelly; his great-grandchildren, Emma, Vincent, Avery, Zuri, Landyn, Paige and Mariah.  In addition, he is survived by a sister-in-law, Berdine Connelly; a brother-in-law, Robert McGraw; sister and brother-in-law, Bruce and Mary Berean; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Michael Connelly; a brother, James Connelly; sisters, Donna Rutan and Sharon Morehouse.

A memorial service to celebrate Gene's life will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Marathon, 3 Park Street, Marathon, NY.  Interment will be held in the Marathon Cemetery for immediate family only.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the McGraw Fire Department, 7 W. Center Street, McGraw, NY 13101.

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A candle was lit in memory of Gene Connelly

Marlene Phillips-Durgin Apr 30 2022 7:26 AM

So sorry Cindy... I know what your going thru. He will fly high and feel like a teenager. RIP Gene

Sheila Williams Apr 29 2022 6:14 PM

Cindy and family-so sorry for your loss with deepest sympathy and prayers

Mary Apr 29 2022 10:40 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gene Connelly

Amanda Viel Apr 28 2022 3:44 PM

Carol, Cindy, Sue very sorry to hear about Gene (your Dad). He was a great guy! I remember watching Benny Hill with him and we used to laugh our asses off. My heart felt condolences to all of you.

Deron Dohanich Apr 28 2022 8:18 AM

Carole, So sorry for you and your family and the loss of Gene.

Jim Ferris Apr 27 2022 2:11 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gene Connelly

James Ferris Apr 27 2022 2:04 PM

Cindy, I am so deeply sorry about your loss. I am sending prayers for strength and healing to you and your family. I pray your memories and the love of family and friends will help you get through this difficult time.

Dionne Apr 25 2022 7:04 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gene Connelly

Dionne Apr 25 2022 7:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gene Connelly

So sorry for your loss Cindy. Apr 24 2022 9:16 PM

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