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.
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