James E. Connolly
James E. Connolly, a Deputy Chief for the FDNY, died on April 16.
A Rockaway resident for more than 20 years coming from Brooklyn, Connolly gave 34 years of service to the FDNY and retired as Deputy Chief.
Connolly is preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Connolly and Betsy (Anna Elizabeth) Casey. He is survived by his wife, Marie (nee Hester); children, James Connolly (Nancy), Robert Connolly (Gerarda), Mary Connolly (Richard Sullivan), Kera Connolly (Stephen Longo), Thomas Connolly, Margaret Shimchak (Henry) and Mark Connolly and six grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home in Rockaway Beach. A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Brooklyn on April 22.