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Updated: 05/21/2014 08:00:02AM

Barbara A. Connolly

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Barbara A. Connolly

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Barbara Anne Bunch Connolly, born June 26, 1952, passed away the evening of Friday, May 16, 2014, surrounded by loved ones after a six-month battle with cancer.

Barb was a gregarious and loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She enjoyed living life to the fullest while residing in Ohio, Michigan and Florida, always getting involved in her community.

While an active member in Business and Professional Women, Barbara was named Member of the Year in 2003. Additionally, she was involved in the Venice Power Squadron, and discovered an unfounded love for playing in two-hand bell choirs, Gulf Coast Ringers and Epiphany Bell Choir.

With an MBA and accomplished career in banking, Barbara’s true passion was to always put a smile on people’s faces. She loved traveling with her family across the country and overseas, and enjoyed spending time with her two beautiful grandchildren.

Barbara Connolly is survived by her mother, Marjory Bunch; mother-in-law, Rosemarie; her husband, Kevin; children, Keith and his wife, Lauren, and Kristen and fiancé Matthew Smith; grandchildren Kora and Liam; and siblings, Thomas Bunch, Mary Ellen Warner and Theresa Jennings and their families.

She was predeceased by her father, Booker Bunch, and father-in-law, Paul.

Services: Arrangements and viewing services are being made through Ewing Funeral Home in Venice, Fla., and Haller Funeral Home in Chillicothe, Ohio.

Contributions: Given Barbara’s passion for playing bells, in lieu of flowers, please send donations for the Bell Choir to Epiphany Cathedral in memory of Barbara Connolly.