Schenectady – Paul Connelly, formerly of Priscilla Lane, Rotterdam, died Saturday January 1, 2022. Paul was born in Schenectady, the son of the late Anne (Brucker) and Joseph F. Connelly, Sr. and was a lifelong area resident. He graduated from St. Columba's High School and served in the US Army. Paul started working for Connelly Bros. Dairy and later on became a food salesman with Beech Nut Foods, Nabisco and Ross Food Brokers from which he retired. He was a long time communicant of St. Luke's Catholic Church in Schenectady, where he served as an usher for many years and coached CYO basketball for more than two decades. Paul is survived by his wife Colleen (nee Ginac) Connelly. They recently celebrated their 65th anniversary. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: Mary (Adam) Sauer, Ann Ryan, Paul (Lynne) Connelly and Mark (Meghan) Connelly; grandchildren: Jack, Liam, Kim and Joe Connelly, Nikolay Ryan and Kalyn (Jared) Gribben; siblings: Anne Green, Carolyn Mundweiler and Dan Connelly; also many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his siblings: Alice, Bud, Donald, Connie, Jim, Dave, Ned, Pat, Frank, Bill and Betty. Calling hours will be Thursday 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Daly Funeral Home, 242 McClellan St., Schenectady. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday 9:00 am at St. Luke's Catholic Church, 1241 State St., Schenectady, NY 12304. Interment will be in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna. Memorial Contributions in memory of Paul, may be made to St. Luke's Food Pantry.