Edwin John Connelly, 92, of St. Charles, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017, at River Glen of St. Charles where he has resided for the past three years. Edwin was born November 25, 1924, in Chicago, IL the son of Edwin and Ruth (nee Heagney) Connelly. Edwin was united in marriage to Jeanne C. Swanson September 22, 1951.
Edwin was a 1943 graduate of St. Mel's High School in Chicago. He was then enlisted in the United States Navy July 6, 1943 achieving the rank of Aviation Radioman 3C, Patrol Bombing Squadron #114 and was discharged April 15, 1946. Following his service time Edwin went into the banking industry at Forest Park National Bank. In 1962, he achieved the title of Cashier, in 1970 he was promoted to Executive Vice President, and in 1974 he became President and CEO. Prior to his retirement Edwin served as the Chairman of the Board 1989, until 1992. In 1992, Edwin and his wife moved to St. Charles.
He is survived by his children, Edwin J. (Virginia) Connelly III of Cary, Pam (Frank) Longo of Hoffman Estates, Kathleen (Michael) Stickney of Madison, WI, Mark (Wanda) Connelly of St. Charles, Jeanne (Gary) Fennessy of Geneva, and Mary (Michael) Massoth of Geneva; grandchildren, David (Sara) Connelly and Clare Connelly, Meghan (Mark) Bulgarelli, Colleen (Danny) Rice, Michael (Amy) Stickney, Elizabeth (David) West, Brian (Courtney) Stickney, Ruth, Sarah, Maggie and Hannah Connelly, Ryan (Britt) Fennessy, Matthew Fennessy, Katherine (Eric) Shepard, and Patrick Fennessy, and Brigette Massoth, Kathleen (Drew) Alquist, and Kevin Massoth; nine great-grandchildren, Aidan, Liam, Brynn, Frankie, Eddie, Max, Colin, Nora and Will.
He is preceded in death by his wife Jeanne and a daughter Linda Mary who died at infancy.
Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 20, 2017, at St. Patrick Parish 6N487 Crane Road St. Charles, IL. Visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service at the Church. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Geneva, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude's Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org
For additional information contact Moss Family Funeral Homes 630-584-2000 or www.mossfuneral.com