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Henry Leon Connahey, Sr.

05/27/1940 - 09/09/2023


Obituary For Henry Leon Connahey, Sr.

Connahey, Sr., Henry Leon, peacefully passed away on September 9, 2023, at 83 years old. In a life well-lived and filled with love, he brought joy, warmth, and inspiration to all who had the privilege of knowing him, leaving behind the legacy of a remarkable man, a loving father and a cherished friend. Born in Philadelphia, he spent his formative years in the inlet in Atlantic City and attended Holy Spirit in the city from Kindergarten to Twelfth Grade. He went on to proudly serve his country with honor during a brief but impactful military career. Henry was the embodiment of unconditional love and selflessness. He dedicated his life to nurturing his family, always putting their needs before his own. His unwavering support, sage advice, and comforting presence were constants in the lives of his children. He instilled in them values of compassion, integrity, respect, acceptance, kindness, and perseverance that will forever be a part of his legacy. Henry was a devoted member of the community and a proud member of the Knights of Columbus, 6342. He possessed an extraordinary sense of humor that left an indelible mark on those fortunate enough to share in his laughter. His wit and comedic timing was so remarkable that he was immortalized in the pages of a book authored by Wilt Chamberlain. He really was a larger-than-life person that touched so many lives.

Henry Leon Connahey Sr. was a respected bartender who started his career at the Piccadilly, opened Resorts and ended his career at the Taj Mahal. He approached every task with diligence and a commitment to excellence. His colleagues remember him not only for his competence but also for his warm-hearted nature and willingness to help others.

Henry is survived by his wife, Mary Josephine Connahey; his children, Ellen Manzullo, Katie Rhodes, Theresa Martin, Elizabeth Sonk (Aaron), Henry Connahey Jr.,(Lisa), and Samuel Connahey (Melissa); along with countless grandchildren and great-Grandchildren.

Visitation will be 10AM to 11AM on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 591 New Jersey Ave., Absecon. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11AM. Graveside service with military honors will take place at Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery, Mays Landing. For online condolences, please visit www.parselsfh.com.


14 Sep


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church 591 New Jersey Avenue Absecon, NJ 08201 Get Directions »
14 Sep

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church 591 New Jersey Avenue Absecon, NJ 08201 Get Directions »
14 Sep

Graveside Service

12:45 PM

Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery 109 Boulevard Route 50 Mays Landing, NJ 08330 Get Directions »
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  • 09/16/2023

    Henry you taught me atlantic city one of the finest men i knew i am sô sorry this is late just saw this thank you for the great memories

  • 09/14/2023

    Mary and Family, we are very saddened by the passing of Henry. R prayers to U all. He will be missed by all who Loved him 💚 Lynne and Fred Norway

  • 09/13/2023

    Dear Mary and family..so very sorry to hear about Henry Sr passing! Mary, you and Henry Sr were part of our "Resorts" family back in the day Nice to have worked with you ... God bless..🙏🏻 Kathy Lucia

  • 09/11/2023

    I'm extremely grateful to have had the pleasure of calling Henry, granddad. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by many. The grandkids admired you so very much.

  • 09/11/2023

    I'm so sorry for your loss! May you find comfort knowing that your father is at peace and no longer suffering. I'm sending healing prayers to you and your family. With deepest sympathy, Lynne Streb 🙏🙏🙏🙏


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