Virginia Lee “Jinny” Connolly, 89, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville.
She was born June 24, 1928 in St. Louis, a daughter of the late Gordon and Anna (Nicolotti) Seaman.
She married William Paul Connolly Sr. on August 11, 1951 at the Langley Air Force Base in Virginia and he passed away on January 16, 2013.
She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church where she was a part of the quilters group. She enjoyed attending the H.O.P.E. widow’s luncheons and the many bus trips made with the Granite City Park District. She loved cooking for others, always putting together a party and was known for her homemade cream puffs. She was devoted to her family and cherished the special times together.
She is survived by five children and their spouses, Stephen Connolly of Granite City, Timothy and Jennifer Connolly of Granite City, Richard Connolly of Granite City, Elizabeth and Darren Geisler of Granite City and William and Nancy Connolly Jr. of Granite City; thirteen grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; one sister, Sister Elizabeth Seaman of Kansas City, Missouri; other extended family and friends.
In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Alvey.
In celebration of her life memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
A funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman as celebrant.
Entombment will be at the columbarium at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.
Memorials may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church or to Hospice of Southern Illinois and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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