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Richard J. Connolly
November 19, 2022


Richard J. “Rich” Connolly, age 57, of Winchester, passed away suddenly on November 19, 2022. He was the beloved son of the late Andrew J. and Dolores M. (Potzman) Connolly.

Born and raised and a longtime resident of Winchester, he was educated in Winchester and Wakefield. Rich was a graduate of Northeast Metro Tech High School with the class of 1984.

He was employed as a rehabilitation aide for many rewarding years. In his spare time, Rich enjoyed spending time with friends, watching movies, trivia and was an avid sports fan with football and baseball being his favorites. Anyone who knew him thought he was a pleasure to be around with a gentle demeanor and generous nature. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Rich leaves behind his siblings: Dennis W. Connolly and his wife Lynne of Jamestown, TN, Debra M. Laliberte and her husband Sean Czarniecki of North Port, FL, the late Stephen Connolly and Thomas Connolly. He was also the loving uncle of Andrew Laliberte, Alicia Grieco, Robin Czarniecki, John and Jennifer Connolly, and the great-uncle of Antonio Connolly. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather for Visiting Hours at Costello Funeral Home, 177 Washington St., Winchester, on Saturday, November 26 from 11AM-2:30PM with a brief Memorial Service commencing in the Funeral Home at 2:30PM. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rich’s memory may be made to Cradles to Crayons, Inc. P.O. Box 411310, Boston, MA 02241-1310.

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Costello Funeral Home
177 Washington Street
Winchester, MA 01890