CONNELLY – Barbara A. Connelly (Gauthier), age 88 of Grand Rapids passed away unexpectedly December 25 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband William. She is survived by her children William (Eleanor) Connelly of Brea CA Sharon (Ron) Faust of Veneta OR and James Connelly of Grand Rapids; grandchildren Joseph Connelly of Grand Rapids Timothy (Serena) Connelly of New York NY Claire and Anna Faust of Veneta OR; sisters Beatrice Whiteside of CA Patricia Baltatut of Grand Rapids Mary Brockway of WA; sister-in-law Mary OMalley of Grand Rapids; many nieces and nephews. Barb was a volunteer at St. Marys Hospital for 42 years an avid golfer bridge player gardener and active member at IHM for 50 years. Memorial Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Plymouth & Burton SE Rev. Troy Nevins presiding. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the OBrien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel 3980 Cascade Rd. SE. Memorial contributions may be made to Gods Kitchen 303 S. Division Grand Rapids MI 49503.