Madeline (Dorney) Connelly

  • Born: February 22, 1925
  • Died: May 10, 2015
  • Location: Malden, Massachusetts

Carroll Funeral Home

721 Salem Street
Malden, MA 02148

Tel. (781) 322-6322

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Madeline by adding your memories and photos.

CONNELLY, Madeline K. (Dorney)- Of Malden, May 10th. Devoted wife of the late Robert T. Connelly. Beloved mother of Joseph Connelly and his wife Theresa of CA, Robert Connelly and his wife Sonya of TX, Francis Connelly and his wife Holly of NY, Richard Connelly of CA, Sean Connelly of Malden and the late Mark Connelly. Mother-in-law of Pamela Connelly of CA and Sandra Connelly of Tewksbury. Predeceased by 9 siblings. Cherished grandmother of Jonathan, Brittany, Erin, Victoria, Courtney, Matthew, Nicholas, Megan, Noel, Ted, Riley and Christine. Also lovingly survived by many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral from the Carroll Funeral Home, 721 Salem Street, (Maplewood Square) MALDEN on Friday, May 15th at 9 AM followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Joseph's Church, 770 Salem St., Malden at 10 o'clock. Visiting Hours in the Carroll Funeral Home on Thursday from 4-8 PM. Services will conclude with interment at Forestdale Cemetery, Malden. Expressions of sympathy in liue of flowers may be made to St. Joseph's Church.
Born in Everett, at 90 years of age, Madeline passed away at home early Sunday afternoon surrounded by her loving and dedicated family. An avid card and cribbage player who was an active member of St. Joseph's Parish who assisted for many years at their bingo's, Madeline worked for over 20 years for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ABCC at the Saltonstall Building in Boston. After retirement, she took a position with the Malden Public Schools in thier cafeteria department. A lover of travel she always loved the company of her family, especially her grandchildren as well as her nieces and nephews.


Condolence & Memory Journal

its been awhile, just found this on the net randomly. I miss playing cards and drinking wine with you Nana. I even miss going to churh with you.
I miss your company and wish we were able to spend more time together as adults but I will always cherish the times we spent together as a familiy during my youth.
You were a rock and the glue that held this extended family together.
So much gratitude for your influence and prescence in all of our lives.
May eternal peccece be with you always, Meg.

Posted by megan connelly - Pahoa, HI - Grandchild   October 19, 2016

. May aunt was a role model to all in our family, dedication to family,sacrafice and her loving nature.Madeline you'll be missed and remebered as a one of kind.You always knew when dropping by a card game would break out and plenty of laffs as well as arguments..The Red Sox's has one less fan.But mostly St. Joesph will miss her present thru-out the year; a very devoted and wonderful women my aunt Madeline,miss and love you, Brian.

Posted by Brian McNamara - The Villages, FL - nephew and Godmother   May 27, 2015

Madeline was more than a grandmother to me, she was a light. She had a smile that filled my heart. It is so hard to imagine that smile being gone. She was the kind of woman that would run circles around you in a room even at her late age. I will miss late night card playing and her ability to bring family members together. Things will never be the same without her. I am so sad for her passing but believe that she has moved onto bigger better things. Nana cultivated a life filled with joy, love, and family. I would hope to create that same life as I grow older, to remember that sharing love with family and friends is the way to happiness. We all love and miss you!

Posted by Brittney Connelly - Portland, OR - Granddaughter   May 21, 2015

With heartfelt sympathy, thinking of your family and sending prayers at this difficult time.

Posted by Bobby and Nancy Ward - Malden, MA   May 15, 2015

Sorry for your loss, she treated my grandparents well durning the Mt. Vernon St. years.

Posted by Michael Craven - Medford, MA   May 14, 2015

What a warm, charming, and fun lady! There was always a game to be played and a laugh to be shared when you spent time with Madeline. We have such warm memories of our visit to Boston and the time we spent with her. We only wish we could have spent more.

Posted by Terri Steven and Susan Smith - Fullerton, CA - friends   May 14, 2015

Say hi to everyone in heaven for us ! Love you...

Chris, K, Matt & Nick

Posted by A friend   May 14, 2015

Madeline (Nana) Connelly was a blessing to our lives , and an icon to our family. I feel like she was a part of all of us. She made me feel like there was always love to be given. Her strength is undeniable. And I will never forget her. I'll miss her sharp mind and and beautiful smile. I'm excited for Nana to finally reunite with my grandfather it's been a long time coming. I love you Nana.

Posted by Victoria Connelly - Houston, TX - Grandaughter   May 12, 2015

With fond memories. Prayers and condolences to the family.

Posted by Jean and John Sesti - Hardeeville, SC   May 12, 2015

Love and prayers to the Connolly family, and all the "Dorneys". We are sorry for your loss. The family of Myles & Doll O'Malley.

Posted by Denise O'Malley Connors - Quincy, MA - "Family"   May 12, 2015

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we love you nana!
Loving memroies
Beautiful Family Memories

Family Album

Uncle Ray
Palm Springs 2005 Joseph, Madeline, Mark, Christine, Sean and Richard
Madeline and Sean

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Tijuana, Mexico 1993 with Joseph, Martha and Ethel!