David Connolly

Obituary of David J. Connolly

On Saturday, June 20, 2020, David J. Connolly loving husband and father of two children, passed away at the age of 90.


Dave was born on March 30, 1930, in Iron Mountain, Michigan, the late son of Michael Connolly and Eva Pinault. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1958, he served four years in the US Navy for the office of Naval intelligence and was employed as a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration for 22 years.  After retirement from Federal law Enforcement he held positions with the Office of the Florida State Attorney, Reserve Deputy at the Pinellas Sheriffs Office and St. Petersburg College where he trained law enforcement officers throughout the United States.


David was preceded in death by his loving wife Donna Pesola and he is survived by his two children, Timothy Connolly and his daughter-law Michelle and daughter Tammra Connolly Albanese and his son-law Dominic. Dave leaves behind grandchildren Dominic, Casey, Ashley, Ryan, and Shaun as well as his great grandchildren Austin, Wesley, Dominic, Aubrey and Colton.


Due to the COVID challenge, a memorial service will be held at St John Vianney Catholic Church, St. Pete Beach at a later date. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be to Suncoast Hospice.


The care of Mr. Connolly and his family has been entrusted to David C. Gross Funeral Home in St. Petersburg.

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