Robert E. Connolly

October 16, 2019


Robert E. “Fritz” Connolly, 80, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Mercy Hospital.

Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Windsor Park Retirement Apartments, 801 Davis Street. Private family Memorial Service will be at 4:30.

He was born on December 31, 1938 in Dubuque, son of Leo and Evelyn Connolly. He married Sandra Schmitt on January 10, 1959.

He was employed by Windsor Park/ Callahan Construction until his illness in 2016.

Fritz will be deeply missed by his wife, Sandy of 60 years; 3 daughters, Beth (Ken) Hammel, Robyn (Mike) Fagan and Kris Connolly; 3 sons, Tom Connolly, Bob (Tina) Connolly and Pat (Tracy) Connolly; 21 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Rita Griffin and Kathy (Jerry) Olsen.

He was preceded in death by his son Todd Connolly, his parents; father and Mother in law, Leland and Regina Schmitt; brothers Jim Connolly, Dan Connolly and Dave Connolly, and one sister Jeanne Connolly; great granddaughter, Miracle Blocker; Brother in Law and Sister in law, George and Lavonne Kennedy.

Thank you to Dr. Sara Loetcher and Hospice of Dubuque, especially Melainie, Angela and Ryan. Also, Granddaughter, Heidi Klein for all of her help during his illness.

A Robert Connolly Memorial Fund has been established.

Leonard Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

                   “Happy Trails until we meet again.”

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