Patricia Ann Connelly, age 77 of North Huntingdon and formerly of White Oak, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019 in Redstone Highlands. Born February 2, 1942 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late John E. and Ann Marie (Morsey) Connelly. An active member of St. Angela Merici Roman Catholic Parish, Patricia was a 1959 graduate of McKeesport High School and 1966 graduate of Slippery Rock State College. She spent 32 of her 35-year career teaching at Francis McClure Junior HS in the McKeesport Area School District. Patricia was also a devoted animal lover and advocate. She is survived by her brothers John C. (Pam) Connelly of Mableton, GA, Richard (Janice) Connelly of Rochester, NY, and Bart (Cindy) Connelly of Atlanta, GA; her nieces and nephews Nicole (Michael), Chris (Sara), Brian, and Jennifer (Joe); five great-nephews, one great-niece, and also many cousins and good friends.
Friends will be received in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-3454) on Monday, June 17, 2019 from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 10 AM in St. Angela Merici Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Jack Demnyan officiating. Burial will be private at the family's request. Memorial contributions in Patricia's name should be made to either St. Angela Merici R.C. Church, Building Fund, 1640 Fawcett Ave., White Oak, PA 15131 or to your favorite animal shelter. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com
Originally published June 14, 2019.