Raymond A. Connolly born in New York on February 26, 1932 Passed away peacefully surrounded by his adoring family on September 24, 2015. Beloved husband of Margaret “Rita” nee Waldron. Loving father of Patricia (Liam) Doherty, Robert (Vicki) Connolly, Mary (Tom) Halpin, Bernadette (the late Sara Barnes) Connolly, Maureen (Mike) Cribbin, Raymond Connolly, Kevin (Michele) Connolly, Sheila (Kevin) Burton, Anne (Jill) Connolly, Colleen (Paul) Telle, Rita (Donny) Connolly, Kate (Paul) Mayer & the late Jennifer (Christopher) Shoup. Cherished grandfather of 23 including the late Kevin Doherty. Proud great grandfather of 4. Devoted son of the late Christopher & Martha Connolly. Dear brother of Martha (Fred) Schaefer & the late Patricia & Joseph Greene. Treasured uncle of many nieces & nephews and loyal friend of many. Funeral Monday 10:15 am from Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn to St. Gerald Church for Mass at 11 am. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2 pm until 8 pm.