It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Edwin Joseph ”Bud” Connelly Jr., Age 83 of Lombard, Illinois at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. Bud passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 with staff by his side. He had contracted COVID-19 after being in declining health due to Parkinson’s disease.
Bud was born on March 11, 1937 in Chicago to Edwin and Irene (Rowan) Connelly. He was an altar boy at his local parish while growing up. He worked at Illinois Auto Electric for 37 years as Operations Manager. He was an avid golfer and loved spending time in Maui, Hawaii.
Bud is survived by Jane Ann, his beloved wife of 45 years. He was the father of Michele (Mark) Adrian of Schaumburg, Michael (Alicia) of St. Charles, and Brian of Ingleside; stepfather of Susan Snyder of Downers Grove, Kathy (Ken) Carwell of Lombard, and Teresa Adams of Puslinch, Ontario. He had 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Arlene Connelly and Sharon (John) Hancir and his brother Thomas Connelly. He was preceded in death by his parents Ed and Irene.
The family would like to thank the staff at Good Sam for their care in keeping Bud comfortable in his last days.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research by clicking www.michaeljfox.org
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