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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