Jennie C. Connolly of Chesterton passed away Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 at her
home. She was 96.
She was born July 17, 1914 in Tire Hill, Pa. to George and Anna Gratner Koss,
who preceded her in death.
She is survived by a brother, Joe Koss of Lima, Pa.; niece Lucia Tower of
Michigan City; her beloved caretaker who was with her at her death, Ella
Boba; and special nieces and nephews, cousins and many special loved
Jennie was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick J. Connolly VII, son
Father Patrick Connolly VIII, and daughter Jennifer T. Connolly.
Jennie was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, a reader and a member of
the choir and helped many funeral lunches. She was a second grade elementary
school teacher for St. Patrick School and worked at what is now called First
The family will receive friends Tuesday, Dec. 21 from 9 to 11 a.m. at St.
Patrick Catholic Church, 638 North Calumet Road, Chesterton. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. with Father Patrick Gaza
officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery. Memorials may be
given to St. Patrick Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the direction
of White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South Second St., Chesterton. For more
information call 926-1309.