Connolly, Janet Marie
Janet M. Connolly of Medford, NY on January 12, 2021, passed away at the age 78 after a long battle with cancer. Loving wife of Francis J. Connolly Sr. for 49 years. Devoted mother of Francis J. (Holly) Connolly Jr. and Eugene M. Connolly.
Born December 14, 1942 in Kew Gardens, Queens, NY, Janet was a graduate of Carle Place High School and Stony Brook University with a B.S. Mathematics, Class of 1964. An employee of Northrop Grumman for 41 years, Janet was a computer programming engineer and thoroughly enjoyed playing Hearts on her breaks with her co-workers. She traveled through Italy and France, loved the regional foods and always dreamed of taking Cordon Bleu classes. While she enjoyed cooking, baking was her strong suit.
A longtime member of the Columbiettes at St. Sylvester Parish, Janet was also involved with the Farmingville Senior Citizens Club and Resurrection Leisure Club of Farmingville.
Janet was predeceased by her father James Alfred Heffernan, her mother Marie Louise (Doman) Heffernan. In addition to her husband and sons, she is survived by her brother James Heffernan (Kathryn) of Scottsdale AZ, sister Marilyn Wallis (John) of Carle Place NY, grandchildren Thomas Connolly (Gabrielle) of Townsend DE, Kathryn Connolly of Bryn Mawr PA, Lauren Connolly and Brian Connolly of Stamford CT, great grandchildren Porter and Rogan Connolly, nephews Troy Heffernan and Kyle Heffernan, niece Joyce Walsh (Colin) of Centerport NY, nephew Jim Wallis (Sara) of Oceanside NY, great nieces Shannon Walsh and Ashley Wallis and great nephew William Walsh. Janet is also survived by many cousins.
Visitation will be private; funeral mass will be Friday, January 15 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Sylvester Roman Catholic Church, 68 Ohio Avenue, Medford. Burial to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Coram, NY.
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