From a contemporary press report:
Age 70 of Fawn Lake in Spotsylvania, Virginia, formerly of Marshall, Virginia, died August 12, 1997 in the Richmond, Virginia Medical Center.
From New Jersey, Rear Admiral CONOLLY was a 1948 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and had also received his masters degree from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. His 37 year naval career included both sea and shore tours of duty. He was also a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
Survivors include his wife, Ann D. Conolly; a daughter, Heather Woodward of Marshall, VA; three sons, Paul Conolly of Bowling Green, VA, Christopher Conolly of Granada Hills, CA and Peter Conolly of Fredericksburg, VA; a sister, Ann Hughey of Potomac, MD; a brother Richard L. Conolly of Gaithersburg, MD; and eight grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 20, 1997 at 1 p.m. in the Fort Myer Chapel. Burial will follow in Arlington National Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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