Thomas Connelly

Thomas M. "Moose" Connelly

1948 - 2021

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Obituary of Thomas M. Connelly

Mr. Thomas M. “Moose” Connelly of Port Jervis, NY and a lifetime resident of the area died Sunday, November 7, 2021 at home. 

He was 73.


He was born August 11, 1948 in Port Jervis, NY the son of the late Thomas J. Connelly and the late Helen Marino Connelly. 

Thomas married Carey Sue McIlnay 43 years ago on May 6, 1978 in Port Jervis, NY


He worked as a Corrections Counselor for the Otisville Correctional Facility in Otisville, NY.


Thomas was a member of the Port Jervis Elks Lodge No. 645, Port Jervis.


A family statement read: “Tom was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was best known to his friends as Moose and his beloved grandkids as Poppy. He enjoyed having company and reliving his glory days with his best friend Jake and his brother Mike. He was an avid sports fan who enjoyed watching and talking about anything sports-related with his sidekick Chucky in the recliner. He had such a presence and loved to tell stories.  His greatest joy was making people laugh.  We will forever remember his humor, generosity, and dad jokes.”


Surviving are:

His loving wife, Carey Sue Connelly at home.

2 Daughters:   Michelle Gallo and her husband JD of Sparrowbush, NY and Kristin Outwater and her husband Geoff of Port Jervis, NY.

2 Sisters-in-law: Mary Connelly of Port Jervis, NY and Shelley Roberts and her husband Dick of Port Jervis, NY.

4 grandchildren: Madison, Gracie, Jaxson and Sawyer.

Also several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, Michael Connelly and his sister-in-law, Dana McIlnay.


Family and friends are invited to visit at the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, INC. 100 East Main Street Port Jervis, NY Monday, November 15, 2021 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM followed by a funeral service at 6:00 PM at the funeral home.


A private burial of cremains will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY.


In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Humane Society of Port Jervis/Deerpark, Inc., 202 Route 209, Port Jervis, N.Y. 12771


Funeral arrangements by GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 845.856.5191  For additional information  to send a condolence note to the family visit



4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday, November 15, 2021
Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc
100 E. Main St.
Port Jervis, New York, United States

Memorial Service

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Monday, November 15, 2021
Gray-Parker Funeral Home,Inc
100 E. Main St
Port Jervis, New York, United States


Pine Hill Cemetery
Old Cahoonzie Rd.
Sparrowbush, New York, United States