James D. Connolly
James D. Connolly 1934 - 2016 PITTSFIELD - James D. Connolly, 82, died peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Waterville. He was born on August 28, 1934, in Lincoln, N.H., the son of the late Donald and Elizabeth (Boyle) Connolly. He graduated from North Woodstock High School and received an undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1956, a Master's Degree from the University of Delaware in 1958 and his PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Maryland. James married Mary Rafferty on June 18, 1960, and raised their family together. He worked the family dairy farm for over 40 years. He was a good storyteller and enjoyed his animals. He was an avid Boston sports fan and liked playing golf. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Mary Connolly, of Pittsfield; children, David Connolly and wife Lisa Colson of Waterville, John Connolly and wife Andrea Cote of Pittsfield, M. Elizabeth Connolly of Carlsbad, Calif., Dr. T. Sean Connolly and wife Karley of Kalispell, Mont. and Philip Connolly and wife Ronda of Pittsfield; grandchildren, Larry, Bridget and husband Matthew, Amelia, Micah, Parker, Nicholas and Zachary; brothers, Jack Connolly and wife Sandy of Gilmanton, NH, and Joseph Connolly and wife Susan of Stetson. He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Charles Hickey; and sister, Corinne H. Misiewicz. A time of visiting will be held from noon - 1 p.m., with a memorial service immediately following at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Ave., Pittsfield, with Fr. Mark Nolette officiating. A committal will follow at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Ave., Pittsfield. To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com . Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.
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