Mary J. Connolly, 68
SCARBOROUGH — Mary Jane Connolly, 68, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.
She was born Dec. 23, 1944 in Portland, a daughter of Desmond and Mary Ann (Cote) Brown.
Mary Jane grew up in South Portland and was a 1963 graduate of South Portland High School. She became a licensed real estate broker, working alongside her husband Joe. She enjoyed playing tennis, camping, gardening, and traveling all over the United States and Europe. Mary Jane was a communicant of St. Maximilian Kolbe Church and eucharistic minister.
In addition to her parents, Mary Jane was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Joseph F. Connolly; sister, Catherine D’Amico; and brother, David Brown.
She is survived by her daughters, Pamela M. Banks of Portland and Susan L. Connolly of Old Orchard Beach; sisters, Joan Lawler of Raymond, Elizabeth Blazier of Bryant Pond and Ruth Ann Smith of Scarborough; brothers, Murray Brown of Masa, Ariz. and Clifford Brown; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours were held Tuesday, May 21, at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Prayers were recited on Wednesday at the chapel, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 150 Black Point, Scarborough. Private interment will be held at New Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.
Those desiring may make contributions in Mary Jane’s memory to: Project G.R.A.C.E., PO Box 6846, Scarborough, ME 04070 or VNA Hospice, 50 Foden Rd., South Portland, ME 04106.