SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

January 22, 2013

June E. (MacDonald) (McCloskey) Connolly, 97


Danvers — Mrs. June E. (MacDonald) (McCloskey) Connolly, 97, of Danvers, beloved wife of the late Thomas J. Connolly and the late Lores W. McCloskey, died Saturday morning, January 19th, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Gloucester.

Born in Boston, She was the daughter of the late Angus and Effie (Jewell-Williams) MacDonald. She was raised and educated in Gloucester and was a graduate of Gloucester High School class of 1934.

Mrs. Connolly had been employed as a bookkeeper at the Museum of Science and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston for many years. More recently she had been employed at Bostik of Middleton in the Accounting Department until the time of her retirement.

A longtime resident of the Town of Danvers, June was a longtime member of Calvary Episcopal Church in Danvers. She was a member of the Danvers Art Association, the Middleton Art Association, the North Shore Art Association and the Danvers Council on Aging. She was a past President of the Maplewood Parent Teachers Association in Gloucester. She was actively involved with several amateur theatre groups in Gloucester and Augusta, Maine. She was a devoted mother, Grandmother and great-grandmother who will be deeply missed.

June is survived by her daughter Lorene E. Schmidt of Danvers, her grandchildren, Laura Dwyer and her husband Keith and Joseph Schmidt and his wife Claudette, all of Nashua, N.H., her great-grandchildren, Julia Schmidt and Jacob Schmidt, and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Robert Irving MacDonald, Alvin Williams, Harold Williams, Charles Williams, Laura Gamage and Louise Rogers.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her memorial service will be held and announced at a later date. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St. (rte. 62), Danvers. In lieu of flowers, expression of sympathy may be made in June’s memory to the All Saints Episcopal Church of the North Shore (Formerly Calvary Episcopal Church), P.O. Box 393, Danvers, MA 01923. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.