Connally, Mary Bowen

ConnallyMary Bowen Connally passed away July 20, 2015, at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford. A gifted artist and loving mother, she trained in portraiture and illustration at Yale University School of Fine Arts, and at Rhode Island School of Design. Born in 1930, she grew up in Mountain Lakes NJ, and attended Carlton College in Northfield Minnesota, before going to art school. She was married August 21, 1953 to Thomas W Connally, of Atlanta Ga, who was attending Yale Architecture School. They lived in Connecticut and also briefly in the San Francisco area, before moving to New York City, where she spent most of her life. She was active in NOW, particularly the NY State Task force on Child Custody, in the late 60’a and early 70’s. She became a Buddhist, and traveled extensively in Nepal and France. After cataract surgery in late 2014, she was resuming her artistic work in portraiture at her home in Hartford, in 2015. A recurrence of CHF in June was followed by unexpectedly critical conditions, including severe respiratory infection. Her children and grandchildren were each with her in the 2 months before she passed away. She is survived by her 3 children, Nancy C. Zamboni, Thomas W. Connally III, and Elizabeth C. Bilodeau, her 2 grandchildren, Laura C. Bilodeau and Jonathan M. Zamboni, and also her brother, Robert Goss Bowen Jr. There will be a Memorial Service at Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Sigourney St, Hartford on Saturday, August 22 at 2:00pm. The following Saturday, August 29, starting at 2pm, there will be a Memorial Service at Christ and Holy Trinity Church,55 Myrtle Ave, Westport, with Interment of the ashes at nearby Willowbrook Cemetery, 395 Main Street, Westport. The services will be followed by a more informal time to gather and share memories. Memorial offerings may be made to: U.S. Fund for UNICEF “Nepal Earthquake Relief”,125 Maiden Lane, New York NY 10038, 212-686-5522, www.unicefusa.org.

Calling Hours

Funeral Service

Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 2:00pm at Trinity Episcopal Church - Hartford Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 2:00pm at Christ and Holy Trinity Church - Westport

Burial

Willowbrook Cemetery - Westport

Memorial Contribution

U.S. Fund for UNICEF “Nepal Earthquake Relief”,125 Maiden Lane, New York NY 10038, 212-686-5522, www.unicefusa.org.

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