Kevin P. Connolly

Kevin P. Connolly of Malden, formerly of Charlestown, passed away suddenly Tuesday, December 12, 2017. He was the devoted brother of Michael J. Connolly of Tewksbury; beloved uncle of Christopher Hickey and his wife Lissette Alvarado of Malden, Paula M. Hickey and her partner Paul J. O’Brien of Canton, Jill Connolly of Tewksbury and Stacy Connolly of Tewksbury; the cherished great-uncle of Jayden Hinds of Canton and Atticus, Lenore, and Paul Hickey of Malden.

Kevin was born in Brighton Ma, to Al and Mary Connolly on November 8, 1950. Joined in life by his siblings Kathy and Mike, he enjoyed a happy childhood in Charlestown, learning about life at St. Francis de Sales Parochial School. He followed with a successful academic career at St. Mary’s High -School of Cambridge. Kevin, a lifelong sports fan, loved the Red Sox, Bruins, and Patriots, with a soft spot for the New York Football Giants. He was an avid fan of Wonderland Greyhound racing and could be found down in Revere on many Friday and Saturday nights in the 1980’s trying to hit the Superfecta 7-5-6-1. His love of baseball spilled over to being involved in youth sports as an Umpire and then Coach for Charlestown Little League. Many a Townie lad and lass got a generous call when Kev was the Umpire, despite the location of the pitches. Kevin was also fond of playing cards, and many board games with his family and friends. Dutchmaster’s Cigars, IBC Root Beer, and Tuna-fish sandwiches were creature comforts. Kevin’s impact to family, friends, and community cannot be measured, as he was a true gentleman and brought compassion and human kindness to all. He will be sorely missed.

All are invited to join the family in Celebration of Kevin’s life on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 9:00Am-11:30Am at Boston Cremation, 287 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148 with a memorial service to follow in the funeral home at 11:30AM. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions in Kevin’s name may be made to the Charlestown Little League, P.O. Box 290642, Charlestown, MA 02129.


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  1. Mike and Donna Hickey on December 14, 2017 at 2:38 am

    We,ll miss you Kev. Say hi to Paul for us.Rest in peace.

  2. Love, Karen Connolly on December 14, 2017 at 2:54 am

    Kevin, you were always a good guy may God take your hand as he takes you home. MAY YOU RIP

  3. Bernie Boylan on December 14, 2017 at 3:20 am

    Mike and the Connolly family. I am shocked at this loss of all of you and as my cousin who grew up across the street with Mike, Phil, Kevin and myself, the many years we played baseball in the field. Of course we played in the pool and cards and had so much fun. Those were the days. I am so glad we had so much fun. Any time I would run into Kevin, he always had great stories. I have missed him and the family for so many years. But knowing that we won’t be Kev any longer is just so sad. Phil cannot make the service but I will be there.
    Sorry for the loss of my cousin but one of my best boyhood friends. Sorry Mike.

  4. Jimmy Collins on December 15, 2017 at 2:52 am

    Kevin is the gold standard for a Townie Irish Catholic Gentleman. Humble, Respectful and Genuine. Always a warm greeting and a kind word. Blessed to have known him. Condolences from the Collins Family. Jimmy Collins.

  5. David Flanagan on December 16, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Dear Mike and Connolly Family, I am saddened to hear about Kevin’s passing. Kevin was a great guy and always seemed to be willing to go out of his way to help others. I know Kevin will be missed. My condolences and prayers to all.

  6. Jeanmarie Campbell on December 16, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    I only knew Kevin here at the Heritage apartments, where a lot of his new friends reside, a quiet man so kind an soft-spoken to all of us, he either had a Bruins shirt or a red sox hat on as well as Pats. shirt or a hat, he would come to the social room to be with us to watch a game on the TV or helping with the puzzles that were the new pass time for the summer months, yes we will miss him an awful lot. Till we all see each other again, Rest in Peace, my friend.

  7. Leo Boucher on December 18, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Kevin was one of those quiet guys who gave of himself to our young people with little fanfare. He was a true gentleman and will always be remembered fondly in the this one square mile we call home. May Kevin rest in peace

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