Thomas John Connelly died peacefully Aug. 12.

As a longtime resident of Como Park, he spent many hours walking around Como Lake and greeted everyone he passed.

He retired from Burlington Northern and St. Paul Red Cross. He was a life member of South St. Paul VFW Post 295 and a member of Rosetown American Legion Post 542 and Landmark Masonic Lodge 5.

Special thanks to the Veterans Administration Medical Center and Lyngblomsten Care Center for their compassion and care.

He was preceded in death by his mothers, father and brother, Franklin.

He is survived by his wife, Rosemary; daughter, Kathy (Don) Wilken; son, Frank (Beth) Connelly; three granddaughters; and sister, Mary (Ron) Linn.

A memorial service and celebration of Tom’s life on was held Aug. 19 at VFW Post 295 in South St. Paul, with interment at Fort Snelling.

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