Marlborough – Michael C. Connolly, 65, of Marlborough, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 19, 2023, at UMass Memorial – Marlborough Hospital.
Michael was born in Lowell, MA, son of the late Joseph Connolly, and Georgette (L’Hereaux) Avila.
Michael served his country proudly in the United States Army, and then went on to work for many years as a commercial truck driver and mechanic.
Michael is survived by his beloved children, Michelle Milian of North Carolina, Erin Fraize and her husband Sean of New Hampshire, Chad Connolly and his wife Tanya of Colorado, his cherished grandsons, Orien Chhun and Elliot Milian of North Carolina, and Joshua, Jonathan, and Kyle Fraize of New Hampshire. He is also survived by his sister Sharon McGovern of New York.
Michael took immense pride in being a veteran and would frequently volunteer at the local VFW to assist his brother and sister Veterans. He was especially proud of his Peer Recovery Specialist role in the NA community. He celebrated that birthday every year more than his own.
In addition, nothing in Michael’s life meant more to him than his beloved grandsons and spending quality time fishing with them whenever he had the opportunity.
In accordance with Michael’s wishes, there will be no services.
If you would like to make a memorial contribution in honor of Michael, donations may be made to a Veterans organization of your choice, or the American Cancer Society, https://donate.cancer.org.
Short & Rowe Funeral Home of Marlborough assisted with arrangements.