Lillian C. Connolly (nee Felice) 89 of Tinton Falls died on Sunday, November 14, 2021. She had the support of her family throughout recent health challenges. Lillian was born and raised in Jersey City. Her family spent their vacations in Point Pleasant Beach where she met the love of her life, John H. Connolly. They married in 1955 and raised 7 children while living in Old Bridge and Point Pleasant Beach. Lillian loved her seven children, their spouses, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her home was always open to family and friends, where she loved to have parties and entertain with her beautiful singing voice. She loved spending time at Frog Hollow Swim and Tennis Club, having dinner parties with friends, and family gatherings at the beach, where there was always room for one more.
She also enjoyed gardening and crafting. To occupy her time during COVID lockdown she designed and created jewelry for anyone who fancied a piece of her creations. She had many jobs in her life but her favorites included working in a jewelry store and being a Home Health Aide. In their later years John and Lillian were lucky enough to spend their winters in Jupiter, Florida. There they made new friends and wonderful memories.
Lillian is predeceased by her husband John, parents Sam and Anne Felice, and her daughter-in-Law, Trish Connolly. She is survived by her son John Henry, daughter Melinda and husband William Shea of Point Pleasant, son Robert and wife Janet of Sayreville, son Thomas and wife Cathy of Shrewsbury, daughter Anna Mae and husband Edward O’Connor of South Amboy, son Paul and wife Yami of Leonardo, son Patrick and Susan Plant of Asbury Park, Wendy Halliwell of Pt. Pleasant, grandchildren Brooke Bingaman and her husband Joseph, Grant Shea, Shane Connolly, Courtney Shea, Daniel O’Connor, Luke O’Connor and his wife Christine, Jacob Connolly, Micah Connolly, Jack O’Connor, Hannah Connolly, Mia Connolly, Brian Howell-del Rio, Danny Lloyd, Jr., Elizabeth Lloyd, Thomas Lloyd, Natalie Sigismondi, Nicholas Sigismondi, Madison Schwartz and her great grandchildren Elliana, Jacob and Dakota Bingaman and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her brother Frank Felice of Venice, Florida, and sister Barbara and her husband Ed Rodi of Yardley, PA.
A funeral mass will be held Friday, November 19, 2021 at St. Anthony’s of Padua at 11:00 am at 121 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ 07701. Interment will follow at St Catharine’s Cemetery in Sea Girt, NJ. John E. Day Funeral Home in Red Bank is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 9:30 to 10:3O am prior to the Mass. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Heartworks, 19 Morristown Road, Basking Ridge, NJ, 07920 www.njheartworks.org