Claire Connelly

February 8, 1930 - July 25, 2018
Claire Connelly

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Claire L. Connelly (née Bellemore), age 88, formerly of New Port Richey, passed away in her home on July 25, 2018 surrounded by the love of her family.

Born in Quebec on February 8, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Herve and Juliette Bellemore and sister to Arthur and Robert. She married U.S.S. Navy Lt. John Connelly Sr. and raised two children with him wherever the Navy took them before they retired to Florida.

A beloved daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Claire loved to take pictures of her family and just about everything else. Her love of documenting her family was surpassed only by the love she felt for them, the joy she took in sharing time with them, and the pride she felt for their accomplishments.

She is reunited with her husband and is survived by her younger brother, Robert Bellemore, son, John Connelly Jr., daughter-in-law, Gerry, as well as her daughter, Carol Faling, her grandchildren Jeremy Connelly, Lauren Connelly, Joseph Faling, and Kristen Harrington, and her great-grandchildren Calvin Connelly, Finn Connelly, Kyler Harrington, Joshua Herrera, Miranda Herrera, and Mitchell Faling.

Her funeral will be held at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home in New Port Richey, FL on Thursday, August 2nd at 11:00am. Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 1st from 4:00pm-7:00pm.



Thursday, August 2, 2018
11:00 AM

Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home - Directions
5228 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, FL 34652


Thursday, August 2, 2018
1:30 PM

Florida National Cemetery - Directions
6502 SW 102nd Avenue
Bushnell, FL 33513
(352) 793-7740


Wednesday, August 1, 2018
4:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home - Directions
5228 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, FL 34652

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  • July 31, 2018
    Kathy Couture Connolly lit a candle:
    Lit since July 31, 2018 at 7:10:09 PM

  • October 01, 2018
    Marilyn Bellemore says:
    To Claire's children, grandchildren & brother Bob: We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers our will you all. Love your cousins, Marilyn, Fred, & Norman Bellemore (Smithfield, RI)