Richard Dennis Connoy, 78, Aitkin, passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 at his home surrounded by family.

He was born Sept. 6, 1941 in Minneapolis to Francis and Helen (Tomczyk) Connoy. Richard graduated in 1959 from North High School in Minneapolis. Richard was united in marriage to Mary Scholl on Nov. 26, 1960 in Minneapolis. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and was employed by IDS/Ameriprise Corporation for 40 years. Richard was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed fishing, technology and especially time with family and friends.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister, Mary Frances.

Richard is survived by his loving wife, Mary Connoy; sons, Michael (Penny) Connoy and Daniel Connoy; daughter, Kathleen Connoy; grandchild, Amanda Connoy (Trent) Weber; great-grandchildren, Alice and Felix Weber; brothers, Thomas (June) Connoy and Philip (Carol) Connoy; sister, Helen (Stan) Burg; as well as many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A celebration of Richard’s life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 1-6 p.m. at the Anoka American Legion Post #102, 400 Main Street West, Anoka, MN 55303. A private interment will be held at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to www.givemn.org/story/richardconnoy.

To sign the guestbook online, visit www.srtfuneral.com. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Aitkin