Floyd L. Connelly

Date of Passing:

February 2, 2022

Connelly, Floyd L. CDR MSC USN Ret, passed on February 2, 2022 due to cancers caused by exposure to Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam. He was born and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He was predeceased by his wife Carol (Conroy) Connelly, his parents, Floyd Connelly and Hazel Mae Connelly and his sister, Lois Joy Sutton all of Atlantic City New Jersey. He is survived by his daughter Joanne M. Connelly with whom he lived with along with his granddaughter Connie J. Meunier both of whom were his caretakers. He is also survived by his son, Ryan Connelly of Providence and a grandson Daniel Meunier of Pawtucket.

Floyd attended Atlantic City High School and left to join the U.S Navy where he obtained a GED in the Navy. He later received a New Jersey high school diploma for Veterans who left high school and joined the service during the Vietnam War. He graduated from Providence College with his BS degree in Healthcare Administration and the University of Rhode Island where he was awarded a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Floyd was also a fellow of the American Hospital Radiology Administrators and was a Registered Radiologic Technologist. Floyd was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Veterans of America, American Legion Post #10, United States Navy Association, Disabled American Veterans Post #15 and Military Officers of America.

Mr. Connelly was a 31 year Veteran of the US Navy and Naval Reserves. He served as a Navy Hospital Corpsman Radiographer for 12 years serving in Vietnam at NSA Support Activity Da Nang Vietnam and on board the USS Repose AH-16 off the coast of Vietnam. He also served at many Naval Hospitals during his career. During his military career he achieved the rank of Commander Medical Service Corps U.S. Navy and received many awards including the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Service Medal, 2 awards, Vietnam Service award with 5 battle stars, Vietnamese Service Medal with 4 stars, Vietnam Campaign medal , Vietnam Gallantry Cross, Vietnam Civil Action Unit Citation , two Navy Good Conduct medals, National Defense award , three awards Navy Achievement award, Navy and Marine Corps Unit Citation (2 awards Navy and Marine Corps Meritorious Unit citation and other campaign awards. During his Navy Reserve time served as Officer-in-Charge of several Reserve Units and other leadership roles. He retired from the Navy Reserves in 2001. During CDR Connelly’s civilian career he was a Radiology Administrator in several Rhode Island hospitals and retired as Executive Director of Central Massachusetts Magnetic Imaging Center in Worcester an Organization he started in 1985.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday February 12, 2022 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside from 3-5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday February 14, 2022 in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 11 a.m.

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  1. Uncle Floyd I am truly saddened by your passing. I only wish I could have had the opportunity to visit with you but I will keep you close to my heart. I am extremely honored and blessed to have had you in my life. Thank you Joanne for blessing me by being a part of my life again. My heart goes out to you Ryan and you children. Much love to you my cousin.

  2. I worked with Floyd for many years. He was an excellent manager and a gentleman. May your memories comfort you during this difficult time.

  3. Joanne and Ryan ,we are so sorry for your loss. Sorry we can’t be with you today. He was a good friend and a lot of fun to be with. Mary Ann and Ray

  4. Joanne and family. All my love and prayers my dear friend. Your dad always made me feel welcomed whenever I was a guest at your house in the 45yrs of our friendship. I shall remember him fondly. RIP Mr. Connelly ?

  5. Floyd and I worked together at The Miriam Hospital, he was a great manager and a good friend. I also live in Riverside and it was wonderful to run in to him so many times along the way. So very sorry for your loss.

  6. Floyd was my clinical instructor from 1975-1977 at Roger Williams Medical Center. He was a great instructor and taught me so many things in the field of Radiology that I was proud to pass on when I was instructor at RWH later on in my career. Many wonderful memories. RIP

  7. I was so sorry to learn of Floyd’s passing. Floyd was my clinical instructor back in 1973-1975 at Roger Williams Hospital which led me into a very long 40 year carrier in Radiology. May God hold him in the palm of his hands. RIP my friend…Caroll

  8. Some of my fondest early memories are playing Balderdash in the dining room after a big family meal. My dad and Floyd trying to make each other laugh. Man he was funny. And kind. The best.

  9. Joanne, Ryan and family,

    Your dad was such a proud dad. He loved you both so very much. He was a neighbor that anyone would want. We were the lucky ones to him. Sharing electricity, filling the pool with hoses from both houses. The laughs. The drinks.. I could go on and on. Oh how we loved him. We will miss dearly. Our sincere condolences.

  10. A great friend to me helping to shape my career path at The Miriam Hospital. Floyd cared immensely about the team he managed throughout his entire career within general radiology to MRI. He became a good friend to my husband as well as they had great interest in cars. I feel fortunate to have shared many dinners with Floyd and Carol in Chicago and in RI. He was such an honorable man providing dedicated service to his country. You will be missed.

  11. This gentleman was the greatest father, friend, and foundation I was entitled to know as his daughter. He was the pivot to many things in my life and I’m honored to have cared for him in his final years. I pray he and my mother are at rest together. Thank you Dad. ❤

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  13. A great friend and shipmate, good memories from reserve units that we served in, lunches at the Coddington Brewery in Newport or the Rhumb Line, talking about Navy medicine, our lives as they went along over the years, our days on active duty ashore and at sea. Will miss him greatly.

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