Patrick Franklin Connolly

Patrick Franklin Connolly, 69, of Riverton, passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at his home. He was born on October 1, 1952, in Springfield, the son of Patrick Joseph an Edith Marie Lynn Connolly. He married Debra Richardson on June 27, 1975 and she survives.

Also surviving are three children, Michael A. Connolly of Riverton, Jeffrey A. (Jessica) Connolly of Springfield and Miriam S. Connolly of Springfield; six granddaughters; one sister Lynn Connolly of Springfield; one brother, Greg (Ricki) Connolly of Indiana and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, James M. Connolly.

Patrick enjoyed going on walks, watching baseball, fishing, and swimming. He was an avid Illini fan and animal lover. One of his greatest joys was spending time with his granddaughters.

Patrick was a program analyst for the Illinois State Police from 1976 – 2010.

Private services will be held.

Memorial contributions may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society or HSHS St. John’s Hospital.

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