Martha Helleen Connolly-Bridges, age 94, passed away
peacefully January 26, 2020. She was born October 12, 1925 in Winter Garden,
Florida to Charles William and Audrey Ila Bowden. She married the love of her
life, Thomas E. Connolly, on February 12, 1943 who preceded her in death in
1992. She was married to Donald Bridges who preceded her in death in 2006.
Martha loved people and was always involved in helping them.
She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and Pine Hills Methodist
Church. She enjoyed the fellowship and singing in the choir. She volunteered at
the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home in Deltona. She loved to work in
the yard and tend to her garden. Martha was known as a classy woman who was
always dressed to perfection. No one was a stranger to Martha. She welcomed
everyone with open arms.
For 30 years Martha worked at Sunland Hospital in Pine
Hills. She also worked for child support services and as a secretary in a law
office. It suited her servant heart and
desire to help others.
She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, wife, sister,
friend and neighbor. Much loved mother of Thomas Edward (Sonda) Connolly,
Audrey Ann (Ted) Moo, Charles William (Madeline) Connolly and the late Paul Brion
(Annice) Connolly. Her beloved sister Margee and two stepbrothers, Ralph and
Bernard, preceded her in death. Cherished grandmother of Kim (Tracy) Birch,
Eric (Jill Hall) Connolly, John (Mindy) Connolly, Michael Connolly, Amy
Connolly, Kenneth Mixon, Rita Smith and Stephanie Connolly. Blessed with eight
great-grandchildren: Kaley, Austin, Katlyn, Kiersten, Dylan, Austin, Lily and
Lexi. All of these she loved and touched
deeply. And they loved her. Martha left her wishes in writing and instructed loved
ones to dwell on the good times and erase the sad times.
Please join us celebrating her life on Saturday, February 1,
2020 at 3:00 p.m. at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando.