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Saturday, August 13, 2005

Phillip James Connelly Phillip James Connelly PHILLIP JAMES CONNELLY, of Katy, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2005 in a Houston hospital at the age of 74 years. Phillip James Connelly was born on September 14, 1930 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Paul and Peggy Connelly. He graduated from Holy Family High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma and the University of Oklahoma. He served his country during the Korean War as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army based out of Fort Sill, Oklahoma. On April 4, 1964, he married his beloved wife, Bridget Imelda Corr. He retired from General Electric's Lighting Division after 30 years of service. Phil was a founding member and former president of the Irish American Heritage Association of Katy and a member of the Irish Society in Houston, Texas. He was a member of the Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church, in Katy, and a member of the Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree, Assembly 2721. He was also a friend of Bill Wilson. He was a life long Democrat. Phil was an active participant in the Forever Young Group in Epiphany, as well as many other organizations. He is survived by his wife, Bridget Imelda Connelly of Katy; his sons, Mike Connelly of Keller, Texas, and Tim Connelly and his wife Sylvia of Ardmore, Pennsylvania; and his grandson, Sebastian Connelly. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Peggy Connelly; and by his brother, Jack Connelly. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel, in Katy, where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Sunday with Deacon Don Kish reciting. Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at the Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church, in Katy, with Rev. Msgr. Jack M. Dinkins, Celebrant. Those wishing to make memorial gifts may do so to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 5005 Mitchelldale, Suite 115, Houston, Texas 77092-7230 or to your favorite charity. Schmidt Funeral Home 1508 East Ave. Katy, TX 77493 (281) 391-2424 Published in the Houston Chronicle on 8/13/2005 Map and directions (from Houston) to Schmidt Funeral Home: Map and directions (from Houston) to Epiphany Church: (You can change the “From” address in the above maps to get a specific map & instructions from your location to Schmidt Funeral Home or Epiphany Church. For example, you can replace the “From Houston, Texas” with “From 2206 Libby, Houston, Texas” for better directions from that location.)
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