Monday, June 12, 2017

Frank Connolly

Frank E. Connolly

March 30, 1910
Turtle Creek, PA

June 25, 1982
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

Southeastern High School - Detroit (High School)
Assumption College - Michigan (College)
1932-33 Detroit Turners (Independent)
1934-35 Detroit Jewels (Independent)
1935-36 Windsor Cooper Buses (MBC)
1936-37 Pfeiffer Brewery - Detroit (Independent)
1937-38 Cochell (Detroit Basketball Association)

A talented golfer (we won three Michigan Open titles) as well as basketball player, Connolly worked as a clerk in the Wayne County Welfare Department in the 1930's. He was later the long-term athletic director for the CYO as well as director of the Golden Gloves Tournament. He died in 1982 following a lengthy illness.

He married Fern Hawkins in 1936 and they had a son and two daughters.

Detroit Free Press, January 15, 1933
Detroit Free Press, August 16, 1936
Detroit Free Press, June 28, 1982


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