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Friday, January 5, 2018

Evelyn B. (Boyce) Connolly, 85, of Wellsboro, PA

Evelyn B. (Boyce) Connolly

Evelyn B. (Boyce) Connolly, 85, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away on January 3, 2018 at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center. 

She was the wife of William P. Connolly who preceded her in death December 26, 1997. Evelyn was born April 12, 1932 in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late John and Martha (Mays) Boyce. 

She attended Wellsboro High School and graduated with the class of 1951.

Evelyn had many jobs during her lifetime. She was a telephone operator for Commonwealth Telephone Company; receptionist for Dr. Kewitt and Dr. Bailey; worked beside her husband, Bill, at W.P. Connolly Real Estate Agency. She was a former owner of Parkview Hotel. Evelyn was a member of the Mary Wells Chapter of Eastern Star and of the Wellsboro Firemen’s Auxiliary.

She loved crafting which was evidenced in the many crafts she made and gave as gifts. Evelyn enjoyed fishing. Most importantly she was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family, especially the children. 

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law; Thomas M. McConnell (Denese) of Florida and Timothy S. McConnell (Susan) of Wellsboro, PA; grandchildren, Ryan McConnell (April) of Florida, Patrick McConnell (Mallory) of Florida, Shawn McConnell (Maegan) of Middlebury Center, PA and Travis McConnell (Noell) of Wellsboro, PA; ten great-grandchildren; brothers; Edward L. Boyce of Michigan and Richard Boyce of Wellsboro, PA; sister, Barbara Boyce of Wellsboro, PA; several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her husband and parents, Evelyn was preceded in death by brothers, Lewis Boyce, Calvin Boyce and Jerry Boyce; sister, Ruth Mathers.

Family and friends are invited to Evelyn’s Life Celebration on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 1-3 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home. Memorial service to follow at 3:00 PM with Rev. Darwin “Tink” Cranmer officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.

To share your fondest memories and sign Evelyn’s guestbook, visit www.tusseymosher.com
Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA.

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