SCARBOROUGH — Mary Jane Connolly, 68, died May 19 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. She was born Dec. 23, 1944, in Portland, a daughter of Desmond and Mary Ann Brown.
Connolly grew up in South Portland and was a 1963 graduate of South Portland High School. She became a licensed real estate broker, and worked alongside her husband, Joe. She enjoyed playing tennis, camping, gardening, and traveling throughout the United States and Europe. She was a communicant of St. Maximilian Kobe Church and a eucharistic minister.
In addition to her parents, Connolly was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Joseph F. Connolly; her sister, Catherine D’Amico; and brother David Brown.
She is survived by her daughters, Pamela M. Banks and her husband Robert, of Portland, and Susan L. Connolly of Old Orchard Beach; sisters Joan Lawler and her husband Patrick, of Raymond, Elizabeth Blazier, of Bryant Pond, and Ruth Ann Smith, of Scarborough; brothers Murray Brown and Clifford Brown; grandchildren David, Chrystal, Joseph and Jessica Alexander; and great-grandchildren Alexis, Camron and Katherine.
Prayers were recited May 21 at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, in Scarborough.