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“Dear Chris, Ann and family, May your loving memories bring you comfort and peace at this sad time. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Michele Belansky, Chris' coworker

“With deepest sympathy to Kathleen and the entire Connelly family.Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Judy Sampson - North Oxford, MA

“Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. ”
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“I worked with Jane at the North Easton Grammar School in Easton. She was always such a lovely person. As I was a new teacher ,at the time, Jane took...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Carolyn Belmore - Easton, MA

“Mrs. Connolly was my first grade teacher in 1982. She was the teacher who taught me to love reading and writing. Now, I'm a first grade teacher! I...Read More »
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6 of 10 | Posted by: Judy Tatro - Worcester, MA

“We offer our sincerest sympathy and prayers to the Connelly family and especially our dear friend Kathleen Connelly Legg and her family. May your...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“My sincere condolences to The Connelly Families,Mrs. Connelly was such a wonderful person. I remember her well from the early 1970's at North Easton...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Patricia Cogswell - Easton, MA

“My condolences to the family. Our lord father promises that very soon he will bring back our loved ones and we will never lose them again. Isaac 25:8 ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“RIP Aunt Jane Thinking of all of my extended family. Thoughts and prayers ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Christine Connelly - Mashpee, MA


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Jane Ann (Preston) Connelly of North Easton, Massachusetts, peacefully passed away Monday, April 23, at the Pond Home in Wrentham. She was 98 years old.

She was the daughter of the late Robert J. and the late Rose M. (Brown) Preston, and she was predeceased by her brothers, Robert Preston and Richard Preston.

Jane was a first grade teacher in North Easton for more than 20 years. She also taught elementary school for eight years at St. Margaret Mary in South Euclid, Ohio, and began her career in North Andover.

She was the wife of the late John J. Connelly, a professor at Stonehill College, and led a two-career household long before it was commonplace.

Jane was predeceased by her daughter Mary Ann Connelly and is survived by her other children and their spouses, including John P. Connelly and his wife Susan of Foxborough, Christopher P. Connelly and his wife Mary of Marblehead, and Kathleen Connelly Legg and her husband David of Auburn.

She is also survived by many grandchildren, including John T. Connelly and his husband Matthew Haynes of London, U.K., Timothy Connelly of Foxborough, Laura Connelly of San Francisco, Caroline Connelly of Boston, Patrick Connelly of Los Angeles, Daniel Legg of Worcester, Brian Legg and his partner Jessica Dias of Easthampton, and Martin Legg and his fiancée Colette Garrigues of Leverett; and her great grandchildren, Arya Dias and Milo Dias Legg of Easthampton.

Jane was born in Glens Falls, N.Y., and moved to Boston with her family during the Great Depression. She earned a bachelor's degree in education at Salem Teachers College (now Salem State University).

She loved to read and travel and visited many parts of this country and most of Western Europe.

Jane was a devout communicant at the Immaculate Conception Parish in North Easton where she was an active member of the Daughters of Isabella.

In her retirement, she remained engaged with her friends and colleagues in Delta Kappa Gamma Society and the Massachusetts Teachers Association.

Relatives and friend are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton, on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Easton, at 10:00 a.m. Visiting hours on Friday from 4-7 p.m. in the funeral Home. Interment will be held on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. St. Mary's Cemetery, Glens Falls, NY. For directions or condolences visit www.kanefuneralhome.com