Retired judge passes away

A longtime Fairbanks judge has passed away.

Retired Fairbanks District Court Judge Hugh Connelly died last night.

He was 85 years old.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sandra Connelly.

Connelly served Fairbanks as a judge for more than two decades, beginning in 1968 until his retirement in 1987.

Though born in Sacramento, California, he has lived in Fairbanks since the fifties, after marrying his wife Sandra.

Along with his service as a judge, Connelly was also involved in a number of community affairs, one of them serving on the board of the Fairbanks Community Museum.