Micheal F. Conneely, age 55

of Lowell

Micheal F. Conneely, age 55

Micheal F. Conneely, age 55, of Lowell and formerly Quincy, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

Micheal was born in Galway, Ireland, to the late Petie and Margaret (Conneely) Conneely.

Beloved father of Seamus O. Conneely of Quincy and late twins, Colm and Daniel Conneely. Micheal was very proud of his son, Seamus, and their relationship was the greatest joy of his life. Seamus adored his Dad and cherished the time they spent together. They enjoyed fishing, watching movies, and playing games together.

Former husband of Karen M. (Johnson) Conneely. Karen and Micheal remained close friends and were committed to co-parenting and raising their son together.

Micheal was the youngest of seven children. He is survived by his brother, Paedar Conneely and his wife Robyn of Australia, and sisters, Marian D. Conneely and her husband Eamon of Belgium, Brid Conneely and her husband Marcus of Denmark, Mairead Conneely and her husband Joe of Ireland, Cait Conneely and her husband Tommy of Ireland, and his late brother, Colm Conneely. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

As a young man Micheal enjoyed playing basketball for St. Augustine and the Democrats. He worked in France and Belgium before settling in Boston in 1989. He was a painter by trade. Micheal enjoyed watching sports, especially basketball and soccer. He was also a member of the Yaz Softball League. Micheal was a great storyteller and loyal friend to countless individuals in and around Quincy and Lowell.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Thursday, August 13, from 4 – 6 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Divine Mercy Parish in Saint Ann’s Church, 757 Hancock Street, Quincy, on Friday, August 14, at 10 a.m. Services are operating in accordance with current guidelines.


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  • My sympathies are with Karen and Seamus at this tragic and shocking time.Michaels loss must seem vast, he was such an enormous personality and gigantuan presence.
    My thoughts are with michaels brother and sisters who must be so shocked at this time. I hope you get to travel together, support each other and grieve your little brother together at this awful time.
    Michael was some character, some say a bit of a rogue, but he was our rogue, our friend and we loved him and will miss him.

  • It was my pleasure to have met you, and to share with you God’s blessing. You will forever be in my heart.

  • Very sorry to hear if Micheals passing we spent a lot of time playing basketball in Galwsy and a bit in Boston as well our condolences to his family here and in Galwsy Rest In Peace chara

  • I was so saddened to hear of Micheal’s passing. My condolences to his brother, sisters and extended family. Rest in peace mate, hope to see you in the future for a pint.

  • Deepest sympathy to the Conneely Family from the Folan family in Campbelltown Sydney Australia

  • Karen & Seamus -we are heartbroken for you and the rest of the Conneely family. Micheal was the first person we met moving to Ballou. He immediately captured our hearts and became such a close part of our entire family. He would do anything to help anyone. He had a heart as big as he was! We will sorely miss his booming laugh and personality and will forever hold him in our hearts and memories. Please watch over all of us, B!

  • I was so saddened to hear of Micheal’s passing. Our entire Worthen family is still in shock.
    Our deepest condolences to the entire Conneely family