Mary Belle Connolly

August 18, 1937 ~ June 26, 2019 (age 81)

Mary Belle Connolly, 81, formerly of Reading, died June 26, 2019 at Laurel Center, Tilden Township.


Born, August 18, 1937, in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Francis Connolly, Sr. and Marian A. (Smalley) Crist.


She was a graduate of Muhlenberg High School.


Mary Belle was employed as an insurance adjuster with CNA Insurance Company for over 44 years.


She enjoyed gardening, listening to gospel music and traveling.   A lover of animals, she especially loved cats.  She also loved “her” red wine.


Surviving is her sister, Marie (Connolly) Royer of Temple; her four nieces, Bev, wife of Bruce Bredbenner of Perry Township: Julie, wife of Don Good of Hummelstown, Linda Schultz of Temple and JoAnne Moyer of Hamburg; and two nephews, Steven, husband of Sharon Deputy of Florida and Thomas Deputy of Temple.  There are also several great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews surviving.


Mary Belle was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas F. Connolly, Jr.


Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 3300 Kutztown Road, Laureldale.  A viewing will be held from 9-10 a.m.  Burial will follow at Berks County Memorial Gardens, Maidencreek Township.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.


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