At age 24, Pat Connolly was a young man full of ambition. Hailing from the farm village of Keady, County of Armagh in Northern Ireland. Pat immigrated to America in search of education and enterprise. He arrived to the South Bronx in the summer of 1955. After working janitorial day-jobs while acquiring his degree from Iona College, Pat earned his CPA License and worked on Wall Street for the better part of a decade.
He left the Corporate world in pursuit of his entrepreneurial passion and invested his savings to purchase a Restoration Franchise in the late 1970’s. Pat managed the greater part of Bergen and Passaic County for over 20 years. He raised a family of five children, and remained involved well into his nineties.