Laura Mary Connelly (née Whitty) died peacefully in her home with family by her side on April 15, 2018 in Glastonbury, CT after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was born in Hartford on June 14, 1928, the daughter of the late John Whitty and Alice (Wall) Whitty. She was 89 years old. A resident of East Hampton, CT for 50 years, Laura had a lifelong career in banking. She worked at various Connecticut Bank and Trust offices and at Citizens Bank in Hebron. She retired in 1993 and spent her time with family and friends, traveling as often as possible. Laura will be forever remembered for her wit and humor, as well as for her kind and compassionate heart.
Laura is survived by her three loved and treasured children who brought so much joy to her life, her son James Connelly of West Hartford, CT; her daughter and son-‐in-‐law, Alison and Guy Smith of Minneapolis, MN; and her daughter and her partner, Nancy Connelly and Laura Livingston of Santa Cruz, CA; three precious grandchildren, Molly and Dillon Smith and Liam Connelly; two brothers, Tom Whitty and his wife Lucille of Skaneateles, NY and Bob Whitty and his wife Claire of West Yarmouth, MA; a sister-‐in-‐law, Diane Whitty of New York City; and many dear and special nieces and nephews, all of whom enriched her life tremendously. In addition to family, Laura leaves many great friends who brought much joy and laughter to her life, as she did to theirs. In 2007, she was predeceased by her brother, Jack Whitty. The family extends immense gratitude to the hospice caregivers who, for nearly two years carried her with comfort, compassion, love, and friendship. A Funeral Mass is scheduled for Saturday, May 12 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Church in East Hampton with a reception to immediately follow. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Masonicare Partners Home Health & Hospice. Condolences may be sent to 1233 Laurel Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. To leave online condolences please visit www.spencerfuneralhomeinc.com.