Mary E. (Walsh) Connolly, 73

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SOUTH PORTLAND — Mary E. (Walsh) Connolly, 73, died April 29 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough from ovarian cancer.

She was born in Portland on Dec. 11, 1936, a daughter of Andrew and Christine (Dorgan) Walsh, and attended Portland schools.

In 1963 she married Richard Connolly of Portland, and had a son, Daniel, in 1964.

She was a devoted mother and housewife who performed her duties with love and devotion.
Over the course of 47 years of marriage and seven different homes, she made a happy and welcoming place for her entire family to celebrate life’s important moments, with great feasts and good cheer.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Connolly; son Daniel, his wife, Theresa, and her three grandchildren, Brendan, John, and Grace, of Barrington, R.I.; two sisters, Christina Kimball and Kathleen Morse, both of South Portland, brother, Thomas Walsh and his wife, Cindy of Austin, Texas;  sister-in-law Margaret Bernstein and her husband Arnie of Scarborough; two brothers-in-law Edward Connolly and his wife, Dorothy of Scarborough, and Robert Connolly and his wife Linda of Portland; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express heartfelt appreciation to staff of VNA Home Health & Hospice, the Gibson wing of Maine Medical Center, and the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.

Memorial services were held on Tuesday.

Arrangements are by Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland. 
Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Memorial donations may be made to VNA Home Health & Hospice, 50 Foden Road, South Portland, ME, 04106. 

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