Julie Ann Connelley

March 4, 1947 - February 14, 2021

Julie Ann Connelley, 73, a resident of Ft. Myers, FL for the past 45 years, formerly of Dunedin, FL and Cumberland MD, passed away, Sunday, February 14, 2021 in Fort Myers. She was born March 4, 1947 in Cumberland MD to Edward and Jane Crippen, now deceased.

Julie was of Catholic faith. In 1978 Julie and her husband Frank decided to begin a real estate career that offered flexibility to earn a living and juggle all their activities. Julie worked in asset management and grew their business into a full property management company known as C and C Real Estate. Julie was a Florida Licensed Broker.

Julie and Frank Connelley moved to Cape Coral in 1984. Julie was very actively involved in the community serving on condo association boards and our local Pop Warner chapter for football and cheerleading. Julie joined Raso Realty in 1990. She served on many committees with the Cape Coral Association of Realtors, spending a great deal of time serving on the Grievance Committee. Julie was the consummate Mom. She lived for her children and her extended family as well as her community. Family gatherings were always at the top of her list as she served up to 30 people for every holiday.

She is survived by her loving husband of over 45 years, Frank Connelley; daughter, Nicole Connelley of Fort Myers, FL; step-daughters, Karen Kreigline of Hyndman, PA and Julie Beth Buckbee (Todd) of Cumberland, MD; siblings, Nancy Madison of Auburn, MA, Eddie Crippen (Evie) of Hudson, MA and Phil Crippen (Diane) of Cumberland, MD; grandchildren, D J Kreigline, Kaylee Buckbee, Tyler Featheringill and Cullen Connelley-Sahs; as well as a close cousin, Daniel (Amy) Hackworth (Kaya and Phoenix) and niece, Amanda Hackworth and her daughters, Hadley and Paisley.

Julie is preceded in death by her son, Joseph Connelley.

A Celebration of life will be held at a later date, details to be announced via www.MullinsMemorial.com

Memorial Contributions in memory of Julie Ann Connelley are suggested to the Moose Heart Endowment Fund, c/o The Moose Lodge#1899, 9171 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Dirk Smith Feb 19, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    Mrs Connelley will be forever missed. Her decades of work in our local community was more than impactful & her years of helping the youth will never be forgotten. A terrific wife, mother & friend to many. A 2nd Mom to me. Love you all very much.

  2. Robin and Allen Wisniewski Feb 19, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    I will miss Julie greatly. She always put a smile on my face. I love you guys! ❀️

  3. Jim & Mary Lou Godfrey Feb 19, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    Julie was and great friend as well as having a wonderful business relationship.. Her devotion to her family was inspiring to all mother’s and admired by all. We will miss her. .

  4. Mary Ossanna Feb 19, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    I am so glad to have met such a great person. You truly loved your family, life and serving the community. Heaven has gained a great angel.

  5. Ana Feb 19, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    Pedro Diaz and Family
    We were blessed to have had you as a friend. Thank you for your kindness always with my father. We will truly miss you.
    RIP. You are an angel in Heaven.

  6. Allison Connor Oehler Feb 19, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Julie. I have many fond memories of time spent with her. My prayers are with you.

  7. Jim and Nanci Redecker Feb 19, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    So sorry to hear this. Will keep you and family in prayers.

  8. Susi Mann Feb 19, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    Dan. So sorry for your loss. Condolences to your family.

  9. Ann Maiorella. πŸ˜” Feb 20, 2021 at 7:41 am

    Will miss you !

  10. Timothy John Farrell Feb 20, 2021 at 10:52 am

    To Frank, Nicole and family, Julie was a very special cousin to me. She was a very big inspiration to me during my teen years. We were very close. She was so nice and kind. I especially remember Julie and Frank taking Suzanne from Cumberland to Florida with them and then Suzanne married Charlie. Julie was like a second mother to Suzanne. Thanks for that. I/we will miss Julie very much but will cherish the fond memories of her and the times we spent together.

    Cousin Tim and family

  11. Jim Ryland, Delores and Claire Feb 20, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    Cousin Julie and Frank built and enjoyed a beautiful life in Florida; she will be sorely missed. I will remember Julie and those childhood days in Cumberland with the Crippens, and all the good times we shared. Sincere condolences to Frank, Nicole and family and to Nancy, Eddie and Phil Rest In Peace, Julie.

  12. Ginger Kolasky Feb 20, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    Julie will be missed by so many. I will always think of her kindness, love, care and concern for our family. She was just a genuinely nice person and a great cousin to have.

  13. Summer and Neil Curtis Feb 20, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    Our condolences to the Connelly family. πŸ’

  14. Phil and Diane Crippen Feb 22, 2021 at 8:10 am

    Julie I still can’t believe you are gone! Phil and I always looked forward to coming to Fort Myers every February to visit with you , Frank Joseph and Nicole!
    A lot of times we would have family get togethers that were wonderful!
    Also played cards , where once in a while Julie and I would cheat by passing cards under the table with our toes! Lol
    R.I.P. Julie love you!❀️

  15. Hope Way Seddon Feb 25, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    To Julie’s Family,
    I have fond memories of Julie.
    Myself and family were blessed
    to live in three (3) properties that she and her husband Frank
    Managed in the 1980s and the
    1990s. They were a Great Management Team!
    Having moved back to
    Florida from New York State in
    the mid-1980s, I was grateful to be able to find the properties to rent that I did with Julie’s help.
    I never forgot her and called her to inquire about properties with her a couple of times after leaving the area.
    On 2/11/2021 I was led to do a
    Google Search of her and had no idea that evening that she would pass away 3 days later.
    I was sad to find out that she passed away on 2/14/2021.
    My heart felt condolences to Frank and The Family.
    I never forgot Julie through the past years and will always remember her, during the coming years. She was
    always kind & professional.
    With Fond Memories,
    Deep Sadness and Much Love.

  16. Pat Brady Mar 13, 2021 at 8:41 am

    Condolences to my cousin, Fran and family. You had many productive years together and I know they were filled with joy, along with ups and downs. Far away, but still in our thoughts.

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