Dorothy L. Connolly Luther Acres resident, worked at Wellesley College

By on April 17, 2013

Dorothy L. Connolly, a resident of Luther Acres, Lititz, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 after a brief illness.

Born in New Britain, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Sarah (Butler) Leist. Dorothy was married to the late Gerard H. Connolly for 61 years. She and her husband lived in Maplewood N.J., Newton Mass., Albany N.Y., Wellesley Mass. and retired to Pocasset, Mass. before moving to Lancaster in 1994. Her brother was the late F. Paul Leist of West Newton, Mass.

Surviving are two children: Susan C. Eckert (Gerald) of Lancaster and Peter B. Connolly (Colleen) of Albany, N.Y.; four grandchildren: Courtney C. Weisberg (Jack) of Albany, N.Y.; Andrew C. Eckert (Ashlee) of Havertown; Ashley L. Connolly of Atlanta, Ga.; and Timothy E. Eckert of Lancaster; and one great grandson, Noah H. Weisberg of Albany, N.Y.

Dorothy graduated from Columbia Hish School in Maplewood, N.J. and Katherine Gibbs School.

Dorothy worked for Raytheon as an executive assistant. Later in her career, she worked at Wellesley College in financial aid and the Office of the Dean of the College. Dorothy retired from Zayre Corporation where she was an executive assistant in the office of the CEO.

An avid card player, she enjoyed bridge and other card games. Her passion was reading. She instilled her love of books in her children and grandchildren.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held at Luther Acres, 600 E. Main St., Lititz, April 22 at 10 a.m. in the Community Room next to the Chapel with the Rev. E. Walter Cleckley officiating. Private Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Connolly Scholarship Fund at Millersville University in her honor, Development Office, Alumni House, Millersville University, 205 N. George St., Millersville, PA 17551.

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