JoAnne Connelly passed away peacefully at her home in Los Altos on October 21, 2019. She was 75 years old. Born in 1944, she grew up in Joliet, Illinois, and graduated from Joliet Township High School in 1962. She attended Purdue University, graduating with degrees in French and Humanities. After college, she moved to Chicago, working in the nascent computer industry. In 1967 she married her high school sweetheart Thomas G Connelly, and they moved to Tennessee while he pursued post-graduate work at Oak Ridge. They traveled extensively during this period, living briefly in Bermuda and Puerto Rico. By 1970, they settled in Ann Arbor, where Tom taught at the University of Michigan, and JoAnne did freelance work in education, later starting her own small-scale bakery. In 1990, with two teenage sons in tow, they moved to Sunnyvale. JoAnne worked in the Economics department at Stanford, and Tom eventually become the CEO of a company which manufactured scientific instruments. Tom succumbed to Parkinson’s Disease in 2015. Always an avid cyclist and gardener, JoAnne enjoyed the outdoors. As an active member of the Los Altos Garden Club, she loved cultivating and experimenting with different varieties of roses. She is survived by her two sons. Donations in her memory may be made to the Los Altos Garden Club.