Maurice “Bubbie” Connolly, 90, of 16750 Callahan Road, Bernard, Iowa died Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 9:35 a.m. surrounded by his family at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade, Iowa.
Friends and relatives of Maurice may call from 8:30 a.m. until Services at 11:00 at Holy Family Catholic Church in New Melleray, Peosta, Iowa.
Services for Maurice will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Peosta (New Melleray), Iowa with Rev. Michael Podhajsky Presiding. Concelebrating will be Rev. Xavier Deitiker. Burial will be held in Holy Family Cemetery. The Reiff Funeral Home of Cascade, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.
Maurice was born December 31, 1921 in Bernard, Iowa, son of John and Anna (Healy) Connolly. He received his education in the rural Bernard Schools. On May 21, 1946 he was united in marriage to Joan Donovan. The couple built their farm on the original Connolly land where they lived and farmed all their lives. His hobby was raising and riding horses.
He was a member of Holy Family Parish in New Melleray, Peosta, IA, where he was Baptized and Worshiped his whole life. He was also a member of the Dubuque County Farm Bureau and the Dubuque County Saddle Club.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Connolly of Cascade, IA; three children, Justin (Annette) Connolly of Peosta, IA, Judi (Dwain) Connolly-Trenkamp of Maquoketa, IA, and Jerry (Mary Jo) Connolly of North Richland Hills, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and a sister, Ann Connolly of Dubuque, IA.
He is preceded in death by a son, Jeff Connolly in August of 1980; his parents; two brothers, Justin Connolly in infancy and John “Jack” Connolly; and two sisters, Marie and Helen. The family request no flowers or plants.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com
A Special thanks to Shady Rest Care Center and Hospice of Dubuque for all their care and compassion.