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Joseph Michael Connelly
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Birth: Aug. 3, 1923
Death: May 27, 2007

Husband of Dorothy Lee Reed.


The Courier-Journal from May 29 to May 30, 2008 - CONNELLY, JOSEPH MICHAEL, 84, of Louisville, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at his home. Born on August 3, 1923, to Irish immigrant parents, Joe had a distinguished career as an electrical design engineer, with GE, in Owensboro and Louisville. He was awarded several patents, one of which was critical to communications in the first manned space launch for the U.S. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy aboard USS Davis & the USS Fogg. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy Reed; four children, Linda (Joseph), Dennin of Merchantville, NJ, Dennis Connelly (Monica), of Owensboro, KY and Michael Connelly and Kevin (Phyllis) Connelly of Louisville; nine grandchildren, Shannon Talbot (Richard), Jennifer Lyons, Michael Dennin, Patrick Connelly, Barrett Connelly, Joseph Connelly, Kathleen Morris (Chad), Lauren Burden (Michael) and Nik Adamchak; three great-grandchildren, Connor and Linley Morris and Hayden Lyons. A funeral Mass, to celebrate Joe's life, will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church, 1826 Edenside Avenue, with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held 2-8 p.m. Friday at Ratterman & Sons, 3800 Bardstown Road. Memorial gifts may be sent to Home of the Innocents. 
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  Dorothy Lee Reed Connelly (1925 - 2009)
Calvary Cemetery
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Linda Crandall
Record added: Dec 25, 2009
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Joseph Michael Connelly
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Thank you for serving our country in the United States Navy in World War II, it will always be appreciated and remembered from the daughter of an awarded WWII United States Marine.
- Linda Delahanty Schrader & Dennis Schrader
 Added: Mar. 29, 2013

- Linda Crandall
 Added: Sep. 11, 2010

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