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Adding More Adventures For Those With CF in Memory of Joe Connolly

Created by Emma Sadowski

Joe Connolly

My name is Emma Sadowski. I am a little cousin of Joe, aka "Go-Go". I count myself lucky to have had Joe as an uncle figure for the last 27 years of my life.

Go-Go was always on an adventure. He seemed to have a friend wherever he went, always knew where the live music was and was constantly up to something. Our family trips to New Hampshire and Florida to see him and Lauren, and his unannounced visits to our house on Long Island were always filled with stories and laughs.

I fall in line with all the stereotypes of an oldest child. I am a meticulous rule follower and am certainly NOT an adrenaline junkie. I measure the risks of a situation and stick to my guns if it doesn't feel worth it. But for some reason, Joe was always able to convince me to take a chance and try something new. From skiing to motorcycle rides, I trusted him implicitly. As I've grown, I have truly come to understand that great things don't come from comfort zones, and I am grateful to have had someone like Joe to show me that starting at such a young age.

Joe was loved by many, especially Lauren and Aunt Millie. He will be sorely missed. Through this fundraiser, his memory will make a difference for so many living with Cystic Fibrosis; specifically his cousins, my siblings, Abby (24) and Jake (21). Continued funding helps sustain the incredible momentum we've seen in medical advances. Finding a cure for CF would afford Abby and Jake more time and health to continue to live their lives with the spontaneous, adventurous spirit Joe modeled for them.

Please consider making a donation.

We hope to see you at one of Joe's remembrance events
FL: OCTOBER 21, 5-9pm Casa Tina Restaurant, Dunedin
NH: NOVEMBER 15, 2-6pm, Firefly Restaurant, Manchester
NY: (2020, more info to follow)

Guest Book

$4,250

Recent Donations

1. TBTom Bowen
You were a great friend Joe. Many awesome memories of just us sitting talking and trying to resolve the Worlds problems.
2. TCTim Creedon
Joe will be missed by many. God Bless Lauren and family.
$250.00
3. SJSteven Johnson
Dear Friend Joe
4. SBSteven Baker
$25.00
5. KSKen Superior
6. VAV.A. And Sally Ames
$100.00
7. TThe Arndt/Andrews Family
In loving Memory of Joe.
8. TThe OConnell Family
In honor of our big hearted cousin Joe
$100.00
9. LWLynn Wallace
$250.00
10. CPCarolyn Purcell
11. SCSue & Marty Collins
We raise a pint to you Duke - May you rest in peace
$100.00
12. AKAl And Bonnie Kohout
May special memories of Joe continue to make us smile as we remember his kind and caring ways. Al and Bonnie Kohout
13. CCourtney Tsai & Family
So sorry to learn of Joe's passing.
14. NRNina And Rob Reinken
In memory of our wonderful wonderful friend Joe. He will be dearly missed!
15. LLinda Tjossem
Remembering Joe and all the good times...music, darts, skiing and laughing.
16. RBRoss Budd
17. BSBrendan Shea
$1,000.00
18. ARAnne And Andy Rudack
Joe was a friend to everyone that met him, and our friend for 38 years. He will be missed.
$100.00
19. LFLesley Ford
In memory of Joe Connolly. Loved by many
$100.00
20. TBTom Benson
So, so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Way too soon for a great guy.
$100.00
21. SMSteven Mance
In memory of Joe “Duke” Connolly from his days at Plattsburgh State.
22. GSGary Sanchez
I am going to miss you greatly Joe!
23. ?Anonymous
$100.00
24. DMDodi & Rick Mitchell
In loving memory of Joe Connolly
25. MKMaureen Hopkins & Denis Keyes
In memory of Joseph Connolly with love and gratitude for all the happy times.
$100.00
26. SLSteven Lambert
Joe will be remembered in my heart forever.
27. JSJohn Shanahan
I’m memory of Joe Connolly
28. SGShane Goldman
I memory of Joe Connolly
29. LCLauren Connolly
Thank you for Donating to CFF. This cause meant a lot to him and it’s wonderful that we can remember him in this way.