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Carmella E Connelly
August 27, 1935 ~ August 17, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Carmella (Peachie) Connelly, formerly of Troy, NY passed over into eternal life on August 17, 2023. Born and raised in Troy, NY, Carmella was preceded in death by her parents Rose and John Muscatello, and her beloved husband Ralph S. Connelly.
She is predeceased by sisters Theresa Nielsen, Mary Marzola, and Clementine Davidson, brothers Joseph M. Muscatello, and John J. Muscatello; and her dear goddaughter Carol Ann Maple.
Carmella leaves three children Michael, Brian, and Jodi Bove; two stepchildren, Colleen Scovill and Jeffrey Connelly; beloved nieces Christine Nielsen, Patti Mugrace, and Susan Le Van, nephew (godson) Mark Nielsen, and many special cousins and dear friends to cherish her memory.
Carmella began her teaching career in Troy and Albany New York prior to moving to Washington State, where she taught for several more years before retiring from the Tacoma School District.
A funeral mass will be held at 11am on Wednesday, September 6th at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Gig Harbor, which is to be Followed by a reception.
Following the reception, a graveside inurnment service will be held at Haven of Rest Memorial Park in Gig Harbor, at 2:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Carmella's name can be made to Harbor Hope Cat Rescue, PO Box 2693, Gig Harbor, WA.
The family wishes to recognize and thank the staff and residents of The Lodge at Mallard's Landing who became her wonderful new friends and neighbors over the past two years.