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76 Prospect Street
Rockville-Vernon, CT 06066
Phone: (860) 875-5490
Fax: (860) 872-8200
Jerry Connors

Jerry Connors

Wednesday, January 14th, 1942 - Saturday, January 23rd, 2021
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Jerry Connors, 79, of Ellington, beloved husband to Elaine (LeBlanc) Connors passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at home with his family by his side. He was born January 14, 1942 in Rockville to the late Charles and Margaret (Dowd) Connors. He proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He married Elaine in 1967. He was a Life Member and past Chief (1983-1990) of the Ellington Fire Department serving as Lieutenant (1976-1977), Captain (1977-1978) and Assistant Chief (1978-83). Jerry was the Chief of the Somers-Enfield Department of Correction Fire Department from which he retired in 2002. He loved his race team with his sons at Riverside Park and Thompson Speedway. He was proud of his property and home spending a lot of time manicuring his lawn. Jerry had a passion for country music and was a dedicated employee at Burke-Fortin Funeral Home manning the building during calling hours and helping out on funerals for over 38 years. Besides his wife Elaine, Jerry is survived by his sons; James and his wife Maria and Jeffrey and his wife Jennifer; his brothers, Daniel and Charles and his grandchildren who he adored; Aidan, Levi, Sophia and Shane. Relatives and friends may join the family on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 4-6:30 for a walk thru visitation at Burke-Fortin Funeral Home, 76 Prospect St, Rockville. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Blessed Sacrament-St.Bernards Church, Rockville on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 11:00 am (please meet at church) . Burial will follow with full military honors at Ellington Center Cemetery. Please abide by CDC regulations, masks and social distancing will be mandatory. Memorial Donations can be made to the Ellington Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 911, Ellington, CT 06029 . For online condolences please visit
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 28th, 2021 | 4:00pm - 6:30pm
    Thursday, January 28th, 2021 4:00pm - 6:30pm
    Burke-Fortin Funeral Home
    76 Prospect Street
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    Visitation is walk thru- Please abide by cdc recommendations. Masks and social distancing will be mandatory.
  • Service

    Friday, January 29th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Friday, January 29th, 2021 11:00am
    St. Bernard's Church
    25 St. Bernard Terrace
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    St. Bernard Church, Rockville
    Please meet at church
  • Interment

    Ellington Center Cemetery
    95 Maple St.
    ELLINGTON, CT 06029
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Kathy Pucino Hutson

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Remembering our growing up years on Webster Street and occasionally running into Jerry over the years. He was always happy to lovingly share updates on his "boys" and Elaine. My sincere condolences to his family.


Sean Phillps

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