Cyril Christopher Connolly

  • Born: January 8, 1973
  • Died: December 26, 2020
  • Location: Maspeth, New York

Pelham Funeral Home

64 Lincoln Ave
Pelham, NY 10803

Tel. (914) 738-1060

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Cyril by adding your memories and photos.

A note from Cyril's sister Carmel Mahon in Ireland,

Cyril Christopher Connolly was born on the 8th January 1973 in Clarinbridge, Co Galway. He was the youngest of nine children to Christy and Cissie Connolly. He was educated in Galway and after two years of culinary school he came to New York City.

He arrived in New York on the 6th January 1995, just two days shy of his 21st birthday. He celebrated his 21st birthday in the Jaunting Car Pub, where he met and befriended his New York family. Cyril lived in Sunnyside for 23 years.

Upon his arrival to New York City, Cyril did not have alot of domestic skills and was not privileged enough to own a dryer. His first trip to the laundry-mat was quite a challenge. His lovely new sweater's, he had bought in Roches Store had shrunk to half their size. He wasn't long learning.

Cyril's first job was in the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan. From there, he worked in several Irish Restaurants in the city. Cyril loved to cook, it was his passion and was very dedicated. In his 25 years in New York, he was never out of work until covid hit. Cyril was a really nice guy, he was a very shy, modest, private, unassuming gentleman who will be missed greatly by his friends and family.

Cyril loved New York, he would say "There is no place like New York".

Thank you to all his friends over there ❤"

A celebration of Cyril's life will be held at the Pelham Funeral Home located at 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham New York on Saturday January 2nd from 4-6pm. Cyrils remains will be repatriated home to Galway on Sunday January 3rd. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Cyril's name to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Condolences to your family Cyril. May you rest in peace.

Posted by Aisling Brady - Dublin - Friend   January 03, 2021

RIP Cyril condolences to your family, You were a good man and a character,
Mike Murphy, Turloughmore lives in NY

Posted by Michael Murphy - NYC, NY - Friend   January 03, 2021

Worked and lived with Cyril before he left for New York, will never forget his cheeky grin and lovely way.

Posted by Mick O'Hara - Ireland - Friend   January 02, 2021

Bye bye little brother,I will miss our chats. 'let the thunder strike' Till we meet again. Your favourite sister Pauline xx

Posted by Pauline Connolly - Galway, NY - Sister   January 02, 2021

Goodbyes are not forever Cyril, they simply mean I'll miss you until we meet again love Geraldine, Benny, Phillip, Stephen and Michael xx

Posted by Geraldine Connolly Fahey - Galway, NY - Family   January 01, 2021

My beautiful brother I'll miss you forever, kathleen

Posted by Kathleen Mcnamara - clarinbridge - Sister   January 01, 2021

Goodbye my lovely brother, I will miss you so much. Carmel xx

Posted by Carmel Mahon - Galway, NY - Sister   December 31, 2020

So sorry to hear about Cyril. RIP

Posted by Maggie Reilly - New York, NY - Friend   December 31, 2020

Sincere condolences to the Connolly family and extended families on the passing of Cyril. Prayers and thoughts with you all and especially to his Mother Cissy. From Toni & Gabriel Fahy, Clarinbridge, Galway. Ireland.

Posted by Toni Murphy Fahy - Clarinbridge, Galway, Irelan - Neighbor   December 29, 2020

My condolences to the family. Cyril was a very nice man.

Posted by Terry Murphy - Middle Village, NY   December 29, 2020

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Goodbye my lovely brother, I will miss you so much. Carmel xx