Barbara V. (Hughes) Connolly

October 17th, 2014

Barbara V. (Hughes) Connolly, formerly of Bowie, Maryland and Wilmington, Mass., passed away October 13th in Lansing, Kansas after a long illness.  She was 79 years old.  

The cherished daughter of the late William and W. Doris (Nickerson) Hughes, Barbara was the beloved wife of the late Glen E. Connolly, devoted mother of Beth L. Reschke and her husband Michael of Ft. Leavenworth, KS, and loving “Grannie” of Steven F. Dzidek, Jr. of Warner Robins, GA.  She is also survived by five brothers and sisters, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Beall Funeral Home in Bowie, Maryland on Tuesday, October 21st, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  There will also be calling hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc. 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington, Massachusetts on Saturday, October 25th, from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m. and interment at Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, Mass.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations in Barbara’s name may be made to the Home for Little Wanderers, Development Dept., 10 Guest Street, Boston, MA  02135.

Barbara served as past Matron for the Acacia Chapter #80 Order of the Eastern Stars.


4 Entries in Guest Book for “Barbara V. (Hughes) Connolly”

  1. Sherri, Andy & Sara Gunville says:

    We’ll always remember our times in Wolfeboro with Barbara, Beth, Mike & Steven. It won’t be the same without Barbara. She would always listen & chat whether it was with Mim, her own age, or Sara, a whopping 11 yrs old! I’m glad we got to spend time with her this past July. :-)

  2. Maureen Gallivan says:

    Beth, Michael and Steven,

    I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom, Mom-in-law and Grandma. My heart is heavy for each of you, as I know what a difficult and surreal time this is. May God grant you tremendous strength and overwhelming peace. May He bless Barbara with eternal life and allow her to intercede for you all. I am thinking about and praying for you today and in the days ahead.


  3. Janet Johnson (Janie Hughes) says:

    Our thoughts are with you and Steven. Your mom’s wonderful sense of humor always made me smile; she will be greatly missed.
    Mike and I will be attending the calling hours on 10/25, and we will be bringing my dad.


  4. Judi Buehler says:

    Dear Beth,

    We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a delightful member of our Homemakers group for many years and she has been sorely missed since joining you at Ft. Leavenworth. However, we know you enjoyed the quality time you had with her. Memories are the legacy of love and we know they will bring you through this time of sorrow. Our love and prayers are with all of you.


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