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Dennis Patrick Connolly

February 9, 1937 ~ January 2, 2022 (age 84)


Dennis Patrick Connolly of Farmington Hills, MI.,

Passed away January 2, 2022, at the age of 84. Dennis was born in Dearborn, MI., February 9, 1937, the son of John and Margaret Connolly. He graduated from the University of Michigan, after which he began his distinguished career at the Wayne - Westland Community Schools. Dennis taught at both the junior high school and high school levels. He was a highly regarded high school counselor. Recognized as a talented educational leader, Dennis served as an assistant principal at Marshall Junior High School and Wayne Memorial high school. He was extremely successful in his principalships at both Stevenson Junior High School and John Glenn High School. After retirement, he served as a knowledgeable and respected educational consultant at Livingston Educational Service Agency, Genesee Intermediate School District, Wayne - Westland Community Schools and Van Buren Public Schools. Dennis was well liked by his staff and students. He was dedicated to providing outstanding programs for the school communities he served. Dennis was an "easy man to like", he did his best, he always had a smile, an interesting story and he enjoyed his work in schools.

Dennis has 3 sons, Jeff, Denny and Matt, daughter-in-law, Jill, 2 grandsons, Ben and Sam and 2 step-sons, Chip and Mike.  He has a special friend Bev Zitzmann, sister Peggy and countless others who will miss him.

Due to covid concerns, private services will take place. Arrangements were entrusted to the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in Eaton Rapids. Memorial donations may be made to St. Judes's Childrens Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105,  To leave online condolences for the family, please visit our website,

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