Martin Connolly entered eternal life on June 23, 2022 after a valiant struggle with ALS. Born and raised in New York City, Marty moved with his family to the River Plaza section of Middletown 41 years ago to take a job at Fort Monmouth as a civilian electrical engineer, from which he retired in 2007. Before going to the City College of New York for his BEE, Marty worked as a switchman for New York Telephone Company. He served in the US Army from 1963-1966, and this brought so much help to his family from the kindness of the VA toward a disabled veteran in the way of medicines, devices, home disability modifications, etc.
Marty could fix anything. It was his joy to work on family cars, home projects, or any odd problem that came up for family & neighbors. He was a kind and patient man who never said a negative thing about anyone.
Marty was a devoted husband of 53 years to his wife, Mary Ellen, and the loving father of daughter, Susan Marjamaa, and son, Tom Connolly. He is survived as well by his beloved grandchildren – Olivia Wan, Ethan Wan, Dylan Wan, and Hunter Marjamaa – and siblings – Eileen (& Donald) Daly, Michael (& Betty) Connolly, Mary Connolly, and John (& Barbara) Connolly – with their children and grandchildren.
Visitation will be Sunday, 6/26/22, from 4-7 PM at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, 6/27/22, at 10 AM at St. James RC Church, 94 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Middletown, NJ.