REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER|
VAUGHAN CONNELLY DIES
Vaughan Bradford Connelly, 88, developer of the Hunting Towers apartments in Alexandria and other properties here, died of heart ailments April 18 at the Annaburg Manor nursing home in Manassas. A longtime resident of Alexandria, he had been a patient at the nursing home for three years.
Mr. Connelly was instrumental in the development of the north end of the town of Alexandria in the 1930s and 1940s. Among the properties he developed were the Colony Motel and the Alexandria Roller Rink.
He was also a former owner of the Everglades Hotel in Miami and had holdings in oil and gas wells and lead mines in the West. In the 1920s he was involved in diamond mining in South Africa and beet farming in Utah.
Mr. Connelly was born in Atlanta and attended the Georgia Institute of Technology.
He belonged to Christ Episcopal Church in Alexandria, St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Haymarket, Va., the New Covenant Fellowship in Manassas, and Belle Haven Country Club.
His first wife, Louise Connelly, died in 1976. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy L. Connelly of Manassas; three stepchildren, Genevieve Morey of Dolisman, Wis., Geoffrey Drumm of Prescott, Ariz., and Peter Donch of Miami; seven stepgrandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren.