She was a daughter of the late William and Kathleen Anne Conley Connolly and was born in West Orange, NJ. Kathy was a graduate of East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s Degree and earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Florida State University. She worked as a social worker and counselor, working with inmates to help them earn their GEDS and learning life skills as well as volunteering her time being a victim’s advocate. She loved to read, cook and was an animal lover.
Those left to cherish her memory include a sister, Joan Moore, of the home; a nephew, Justin Moore and his wife, Korie, and their children, Jolene Moore and Eloise Moore, all of Collingswood, NJ; and her feline companions, Thelma, Louise and Spanky. She is also survived by a host of friends who were enriched by her presence in their lives.
A service to honor the life of Kathy Connolly will be conducted on Thursday, September 21, 2017, at 7:00 PM in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 6:00 – 7:00 PM on Thursday prior to the service. Honorary pallbearers will be Sue Christie, Sue and Ken Tester and family and Shannon Brown. Private disposition will be conducted at a later date.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Elizabethton/Carter County Humane Society, P.O. Box 134, Elizabethton, TN 37644.
Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
Ms. Connolly and her family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office, 423-542-2232, obituary line, 423-543-4917.