Thomas Vincent Connolly

Thomas Vincent Edward Connolly, age 76 passed away on September 27th 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer; beloved husband and best friend for 51 years of Maria (nee Kmak); loving father of Timothy (Gail) Connolly, Terese Marie Connolly, Bernadette (Rhett) Buntin and Maureen Connolly; cherished grandfather of Gillian, Paige and Addyson Connolly, Wade, Colin, and Mason Buntin; devoted son of the late Robert and Della Connolly; dearest brother of Lynore (late Gerald Pierce), Patricia (Howard) Zelenka and Kathleen (late Clare Giegerich); dear brother-in-law of Howard (Carolye) Kmak and James (Regina) Kmak; special cousin to Paul (Kathy) Drapac; fond uncle, cousin and friend to many. Tom attended Mendel Catholic High School and St. Joseph Calumet College (Indiana), where he earned a bachelor's degree in Accounting. Tom worked for the US Treasury Department as a Group Manager/Special Agent Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service in Chicago for 22 years and retired in 1999. Tom was a distinguished firearms and drug enforcement expert. He then worked for an investigative firm for the Chicago Public Schools, a tax accountant, condo association manager, and Oak Forest Civil Service Commissioner. But his best loved job in retirement was his 15 plus years working at Cog Hill Golf Course. Tom was active in volunteer positions with Federal Investigators Association, Boys Scouts, and St. Damian's Parish ministries. Tom was drafted into the Army in 1964 and served two years, achieving the rank of Sergeant. Visitation Monday 3-9 P.M. at Lawn Funeral Home 7732 W. 159th St. Orland Park, IL 60462. Family and Friends will meet Tuesday at St. Damian Church, 5250 155th St. Oak Forest, IL 60452, for the Funeral Mass at 10:00 A.M. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, donations to NAMI Chicago,, would be appreciated. Funeral Info: 708-429-3200

3:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Monday October 1, 2018
Lawn Funeral Home - Orland Park
7732 W. 159th St.
Orland Park, IL 60462 (Map/Directions)

10:00 A.M. on Tuesday October 2, 2018
St. Damian Church
5250 W. 155th Street
Oak Forest, IL 60452 (Map/Directions)

Interment Private