Michael F. “Frank” Connolly

Michael F. “Frank” Connolly, a retired Command Sergeant Major in the United States Army Reserves, died at Beverly Hospital Tuesday, January 11, 2011. He was 84 years old.

Born in Boston, he was raised in Somerville and graduated from Medford High School. Frank entered the United States Army and served during World War II. After being honorably discharged, he worked at the Army base in South Boston as a civilian employee and later for the Massachusetts State Lottery. He also served in the Army Reserves, retiring after 48 years.

Frank was a dedicated softball coach for the Koch Club in Quincy and a member of the Morrisette American Legion Post 294 and Bryant VFW Post 61, both in Quincy. He was also a longtime usher at Saint Mary’s Church, West Quincy.

Beloved husband of the late Susan (Parsons) Connolly. Loving father of Eileen Manzano of Ipswich and the late Margaret M. Mason. Grandfather of Erin Mason, James T. Mason and Erica Manzano. Brother of Dorothy McGlauflin of West Roxbury, William Connolly, Elaine McCarthy and Bernice “Bunny” Follen, all of Dennis, Marie Shea and the late Jane Horan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Mary’s Church, 115 Crescent St., West Quincy, Tuesday January 18 at 11:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, MILTON, Monday 3-7 PM. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank’s memory may be made to Ipswich Animal Shelter, c/o Ipswich Humane Group, P.O. Box 873, Ipswich, MA 01938.