John Connolly was born in Brooklyn on November 10th, 1932 to James and Margaret Connolly who emigrated from Ireland. John could do a perfect imitation of them.
He served honorably as a Corporal in the US Army during the Korean War. He returned to have a 39 year career in the FDNY in which he served as Captain. He is survived by his wife Luisa.
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