Richard "Dick" Burke Connelly

Air Force Veteran Was Adjunct Math Professor At Chattanooga State

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Richard Connelly
Richard Connelly

Richard “Dick” Burke Connelly, 77, died on Monday, December 17 at his home on Signal Mountain.

Dick lived a life of integrity and putting his priorities of faith, wife and family above all else. Considered a master teacher by all he met, Dick taught Math to many but the subject of life to all. He was a 1953 graduate of Notre Dame High School and was an alumnus of the 1958 class of Georgia Tech. He served our country in the United States Air Force. Dick retired from TVA with over 35 years of service. He was an adjunct Professor of Math at Chattanooga State. He was an active member in the Catholic Church through St. Augustine Parish, Cursillo and the Serra Club.  Dick was an avid golfer and body surfer. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard F. and Margaret Keenoy Connelly.

Richard is survived by his wife, Patricia Willard Connelly; children, Rich (Moira) Connelly of Knoxville, Marie (Tom) Palko, Nancy (Tim) Hoots and Amy (Danny) Killian, all of Nashville, and Beth (Erik) McGann, of Signal Mountain; 22 grandchildren; brother, Robert (Linda) Connelly; sister, Ann (Bob) Watt; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home where a Rosary Service will be held at 7 p.m.

A Mass of Celebration will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20, at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 1716 Anderson Pike, Signal Mountain, Tn. 37377. Burial and graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, at Calvary Cemetery in Knoxville. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dick’s name to Chattanooga Deanery Catholic Schools Operating Fund at 930 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, Tn. 37415.    

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.  

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com. 

 



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