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Information for William E. Connolly
3 April, 1922 – 23 August, 1990
From the
Idaho Press Tribune
August 1990

Contributed by Bonnie Dilworth


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William Connolly

      Funeral services for William E. “Bill” Connolly, 68, of Caldwell, who died Thursday, Aug. 23, 1990, at a Reno, Nev. hospital, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
Father Raul Covarrubas of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Caldwell, will officiate.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
      Mr. Connolly was born April 23, 1922, at Eagleville, Calif., a son of Edward M. and Viola Marshall Connolly.  He attended school in Eagleville and
Alturas, Calif., graduating from Alturas High School in 1941.  He joined the Army Air Force as an airplane mechanic in 1941.  He married Dorothy Briggs March 28, 1953, in Reno.  After the couple were married they moved to El Segundo, Calif., where he worked for the Douglas Aircraft Co.  In 1959 they moved to Sacramento and he began working for the Aero-Jet Corp., until  moving to Las Vegas in 1965, where he worked a the Nuclear test site outside of Las Vegas.  In 1970 they moved to Battle Mountain, Nev., where he worked for the DuVall Mining Co.  The couple moved to Boise in 1978 where he worked for the Yanke Machine Shop and then for Morrison-Knudsen railroad division.  In 1981he moved to Tonopah, Nev., and went to work for the Anaconda Copper Co.  In 1985 he moved to Gabbs, Nev., where he worked for FMC until his retirement.
      He was a member of the VFW of Gabbs and also of the Catholic Church.
      He is survived by his wife of Caldwell; a daughter, Mary Humphrey of
Sacramento, Calif.; three sons, Charles of Battle Mountain, Don of Carson City, Nev., and Dan of Caldwell; two brothers, Francis of Washington and Patrick of Nevada; a granddaughter, Miranda Humphrey of Sacramento; and numerous nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Rose and a son, David.    
      The family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 1609 Abbs, Boise, Idaho, 83705.

      Friends may call until 8 p.m. today at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell


 

 

 

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