June 12, 1942 – Feb. 8, 2013

Marc D. Connelly of the Town of Tonawanda, a Vietnam veteran and former owner of Town and Country Office Machines, died Friday. He was 70.

Mr. Connelly served in Vietnam with the 107th New York Air National Guard.

For 40 years, he was the owner of Town and Country Office Machines until his recent retirement.

Mr. Connelly was a member of both the Eastern Regional Office Machine Dealers Association and the National Office Machine Dealers Association. He also was a member and past president of the Buffalo Executives Association.

A boater since age 14, he became a member of the Tonawanda Island Launch Club and held many positions on its board, including that of commodore.

He also was a member of the International Order of the Blue Gavel and served many years on the New York State Canal Recreationway Commission.

Mr. Connelly, who built and raced Corvettes and hot rods, was a member of the Western New York Corvette Club and Road Ghents.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Kathleen Brady; two sons, Kevin and Christopher; a brother, F. Henry; and a sister, JoAnne Lingenfelter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1085 Englewood Ave., Town of Tonawanda.