Bernard Connolly Obituary, Death –The devastating news that our beloved friend and legendary timekeeper has passed away has caused all of us to feel an overwhelming sense of loss. Thomas “Bernie” Bernard Connolly was a member of the Connolly family.
In 2010, Bernie became a member of Frankston YCW FNC, and he was an important factor in the continuation of the team’s title as champion from 2010 to 2017. His first job was as an Interchange Steward, but his wife Margaret tells the story of how he was “promoted” to the post of Timekeeper. In this role, he was in charge of keeping the time for reserves and, later, for seniors. Margaret described this as an “upgrade.” Between the years 2017 and 2023.
he was in charge of the under-19s, reserves, and seniors, and he would start his day at 9 am and “clock off” closer to 5 pm. During that time, he would be in charge of all three age groups. He was an excellent site manager during the process of setting up each of the games that were played at home. He was the first person you would see happy on a Thursday or Saturday, and during the summer, he devoted his Saturdays to the cricket club. He was the first person you would see smiling on a Thursday or Saturday. He maintained a perpetually happy and optimistic attitude. The epitome of what it means to give one’s time voluntarily This is the year that he participated in a total of 300 games throughout his career.
Bernie passed away on Saturday as a result of complications stemming from a stroke he suffered earlier. He was 78. Margaret, Bernie’s wife, deserves our most heartfelt condolences, and we want her to know how much we will miss having her husband there at the club. Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. Even though there won’t be a funeral service, Bernie would love it if we got together for a drink in his honor. He thinks it would be a great way to remember him. The club will be open on Thursday evening from five o’clock in the evening until eight o’clock in the evening so that everyone can raise a glass to our good buddy Bernie.