|By Carl A. Bandy (Carl_bandy) on Friday, October 29, 2010 - 01:56 pm: Edit|
My condolences to Paul's family. If I remember correctly, he played soft ball with us there at Bragg. God Bless and may he RIP.
|By Louis Patalano III (Louispatalanoiii) on Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 05:26 pm: Edit|
Retired CID SA Bill Kiker also attened today's Funeral Service.
|By Louis Patalano III (Louispatalanoiii) on Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 05:23 pm: Edit|
A longer more detailed Obituary was published today and the Funeral was held today and attended be myself, Bill Ivory, Charlie COOPER, John Hodges, and Al Surkin. It was a great Special Forces Ceremony as Paul was in SF before CID (about 21 SF soldiers were in the honor guard. Paul worked on the famous Fatal Vision McDonald Case at Bragg 1970 with Bill Ivory.
FAYETTEVILLE - Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Paul Augustine Connolly, 73, of Fayetteville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010. The family will receive friends today, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, from 8:30 to 9 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, followed by a Mass at 9 a.m. The burial will follow in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake with full military honors. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Catherine Connolly; a brother, William Jr.; and a sister, Catherine. He was in the 1st Special Forces Group in Okinawa, the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam, and was a member of the Special Forces Training Group, the 6th and 7th Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, the XVIII Airborne Corps C.I.D Command. He retired on Oct. 31, 1976, and received the following medals: Bronze Star Medal with V Device; Combat Infantryman Badge; Vietnam Cross with Gallantry with Palm; Meritorious Service Medal; six Good Conduct Medals; Army Commendation Medal; and Parachute Badge. He owned and operated Fayetteville Polygraph Service from 1983 to 1990. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; his sons, Ted, Joby and Mike; grandchildren, Christina and Gage; brothers, James, Frances, Father Joseph and John; a special daughter, Vicki Cancio and her husband, Santi; granddaughter, Angela of Fuquay-Varina; numerous nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Master Sgt. (Ret) James C. "Jimmy" Dean Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 70060, Fort Bragg, NC 28310-5000, in memory of Retired Sgt. 1st Class Paul Connolly. Services by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home of Fayetteville.
|By Louise "Mickey" Head (Cidaa1) on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 08:38 am: Edit|
This is the published obituary: Retired Army Sergeant 1st Class Paul Augustine Connolly, of Fayetteville, NC died Sunday 24 October 2010. Services: Funeral, 9: AM Thursday 28 October in St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Burial in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake. Visitation: 8:30 to 9: AM Thursday at the church. SFC Connolly is survived by his wife, Barbara; sons, Ted, Joby and Mike; brothers, James, John, Francis and Joe. Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home of Fayetteville is in charge.
|By Louis Patalano III (Louispatalanoiii) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 12:28 pm: Edit|
Visitation (at the Church) will be at 08:30 AM, Thursday 28 Oct 2010, followed by Funeral Mass at 09:00 AM at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
1000 Andrews Rd Fayetteville, NC 28311
Driving Directions link http://www.seaschurch.net/directions.htm
Interment following the short Mass will be at
Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery adjacent to Fort Bragg, 310 Murchison Rd/. Spring Lake, NC 28390 (910) 436-5630
Sympathy or Mass Cards – Flowers only to the church Barbara Connolly (Barbara said it was OK to release that address) 117 Brookwood Ave
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
|By Louis Patalano III (Louispatalanoiii) on Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 07:04 pm: Edit|
Paul Connolly a retired CID Special Agent died either this morning. He worked with me in MPI & CID in 1969 - 1970 at Fort Bragg and Korea. He later was assigned to CID Office at Bragg in the 70's. He worked and was friends with CID Hall of Fame SA Bill Ivory, SA James Trost (later an Asst Director of DCIS), CID SA John Hodges (Retired Police Chief of Hope Mills)and many others at Fort Bragg. I visited him in the Hospital yesterday but he was unconscious on life support and they were scheduled to remove the life support last night. His wife Barbara, three of his sons and their friends were there. Paul later was a Polygraph Examiner in Fayetteville and Investigator for a well known lawyer in town. Paul came into CID from the Special Forces and the Special Forces Association Chaplain is assisting with arrangements which will be announced later. Paul had suffered a stroke a few months ago and had significant health problems for some time before that. I did see him a few weeks ago (and a few times during the last year) at the Mall Food Court where he had many friends. He for years been a morning walkers and part of the coffee crew but only attended periodically after his health took downward turn Thanks Louise.
|By Louise "Mickey" Head (Cidaa1) on Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 04:43 pm: Edit|
SA (Retired) Paul A Connolly passed away in Fayetteville, NC, on 24 October 2010. Additional information will be posted ASAP.