Linda Mae Connelly

08/03/1938 - 04/02/2017
Service Date: 04/18/2017
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, Arizona

Linda M. Connelly, 78 passed away on April 2, 2017 in Mesa, AZ.  She was born on August 3, 1938 in Joliet, IL.  As a child she attended Rockdale Grade School, Joliet Township High School and was a graduate of Joliet Junior College. She was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired federal employee.  She volunteered at the City of Mesa Chamber of Commerce for several years and was an active member of NARFE.  She enjoyed traveling, reading and spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her daughter Kimberly Hammer (Joe) of Queen Creek, AZ: son John “JR” Connelly (Becky) of Show Low, AZ; grandson Dalton Connelly of Scottsdale, AZ; brother David Farmer (Jane) of Export, PA and niece Lisa Rogue (Rick) of Longmeadow, MA.   She was preceded in death by her parents Curtis and Evelyn Farmer, husband John and grandson Gunnar Hammer. Private services will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix.  Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.  Arrangements were entrusted to Bunker’s  University Chapel, 480-830-4105.

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  • Etta & Mike Bryant - Tucson, AZ

    We will miss Linda. She was part of our NARFE family and such a wonderful person. She was a good friend for many years. Rest in peace, Linda.

  • I remember Linda Connelly from the 70s, 80s, and 90s when we both worked at Williams AFB. She always let me know about the WAFB reunions in November. She encouraged me to join NARFE which I did before I retired in 2011 and joined her NARFE Chapter 1505. She will be missed by all the people whose lives she has touched. My deepest condolences to her family.

  • Robert & Dee Elgines

    We will miss her deeply!
    She was a Chapter and State officer of NARFE for many years and we enjoyed serving with her.

  • Coral Van Hooser

    Knowing Linda was a pleasure. I will never forget our cruise and trip through Italy. She taught me a lot and will be greatly missed by all in NARFE

  • Rodney L. Adelman

    So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. All her friends at NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association) will miss her. She devoted enormous time and energy in her efforts to defend the benefits of active and retired Federal employees, for which we are all grateful.

  • I am very sorry to hear about Linda’s passing away. She, for so many years, has been so well known in our NARFE family because of all the work she did. Linda, we really appreciate all you did it and hope you may rest in peace.

    Cris Gumbmann – Distr. II VP

  • Mary and I always enjoyed Linda’s presence. She was really a NARFE trooper; she served the Chapter and Federation really really well.

  • Isabel Sullivan

    I remember Linda very well, from Regional Conferences especially. She was a very enthusiastic, vibrant, and upbeat person. Always willing to help and share suggestions. I will cherish memories of her and her delightful smile.

  • Isabel Sullivan, U tah Federation of NARFE

    I remember Linda very well, from Regional Conferences especially. She was a very enthusiastic, vibrant, and upbeat person. Always willing to help and share suggestions. I will cherish memories of her and her delightful smile.

  • Isabel Sullivan, Utah Federation of NARFE

    I remember Linda very well, from NARFE Regional Conferences especially. She was a very enthusiastic, vibrant, and upbeat person. Linda was always willing to help and to share suggestions. I will cherish memories of her friendship and her delightful smile. My deepest condolences to her family and loved ones.

  • Sadden to hear that Linda Connelly has passed away and wanted to express Chapter 0266, Yuma AZ condolences for losing a terrific force within NARFE who was the “sole” of every “foot” that traveled to meet and greets and instrumental in passing the baton onto other NARFE members which similar drive and fortitude to accomplish so much in their life’s adventures. Linda, many thanks for all you did for Arizona chapters and direction you gave us all. God Bless and thank you from Chapter 0266. We gained so much from you and appreciate all you did for others.

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