Rochester, NY – June 9, 2023 at age 44. Paul is predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Paul and Margery Baker and his paternal grandparents Frances and Caryl Connelly. He is survived by his wife Sarah (Brewster), mother Becky (Empey), father Michael “Sammy” Connelly (Christine), brother Scott Connelly (Kristin), sister Katrina “Kate” Connelly (Kevin), half-brother Kevin Connelly, half-sister Abby Connelly, his two nieces who he adored Vivian and August, and his beloved Shih Tzu Snickers.
Paul was a graduate of Holley High School’s Class of 1997 as well as an Economics major graduating in 2001 from SUNY Plattsburgh. Paul earned his Masters in Medical Management from Simon in 2020 and has worked for the University of Rochester as an internal auditor in various departments. Paul excelled in every sport he played, but was an especially talented soccer player in high school and college. He was selected as a Genesee Region Allstar in soccer for consecutive years in high school.
Paul was an avid fan of the Buffalo Bills and the NY Yankees and kept up on all sports in general. Paul was a music-lover and was an active member of the Phish community, but most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends. Paul had a great love for his family and cherished the friends he made throughout his life.
Friends may call on Friday, June 16th from 3-6 pm at Rochester Cremation, 1118 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14626. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pirate Toy Fund or The WaterWheel Foundation.