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Joseph Connolly

Joseph Connolly

Sunday, July 21st, 1935 Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

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Obituary

Obituary for Joseph Francis Connolly

Joseph Francis Connolly, 85, of Greenville, SC, passed on to his heavenly home Tuesday, August 18, 2020. Born July 21, 1935, in South Boston, Joe was the son of the late Joseph J. and Barbara Mullen Connolly.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, jeanie Mowery Connolly; daughter, Jacqueline Connolly; granddaughter, Briana Williams; and great-grandchildren, Kamara Couvillion and Kingston Corn. He was predeceased by his son, Jeffrey David Connolly.

Joe was a member and ruling elder of Providence Presbyterian. He retired from the US Navy with the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer. He was a life member and past master of Mountain Springs Masonic Lodge #302.

An avid reader, Joe will be remembered for his commitment to his church, his lodge, and his family. There was not a better role model for the family when it came to love of God, family, and country. He was the life of any party. His smile went to eyes, every time. Joe loved life and it showed.

Providence Presbyterian will hold a service of Witness to the Resurrection in celebration of the life of Joe Connolly 10:00 AM Friday, August 28, 2020, 4000 SC-153, Greenville, SC 29611.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shriners Childrens,Hospital www.donate.lovetotherescue.org.

Because of the current pandemic, the service will be held on the lawn behind the church, with a limited amount of seating available. Guests also are invited to participate in the service from their cars by tuning into the church's FM frequency at 93.1 FM. In order to safeguard the health of all participants, anyone not remaining in their cars will need to wear a face mask.

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Doug Garbig

Jeanie & Jackie,
Very sorry to hear of your loss. Our family will continue to pray for God's peace and comfort to guide you through this difficult time.
Doug & Kris Garbig and Family
Comment | Posted at 09:32pm via Condolence
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Deb Hamilton

Dear Jean and Jackie, it was an honor to attend the funeral service for Joe. And thank you for coming out to wave at us. Hugs to you both.
😘❤️Deb Hamilton
Comment | Posted at 09:10pm via Condolence
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Donna Davin

Jean and Jackie,
There are no words to say that can express the heartfelt love and caring I am sending to you. Joe was a gentle caring man with a welcoming smile. I am here for you my friends. Anything anytime. RIP Joe. God be with you all.

I love you
Donna Davin
Comment | Posted at 02:09am via Condolence
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Kay Webb

Jean and Jackie,
My heart hurts knowing that your awesome husband and dad isn’t here on earth with us anymore, being the Joe that I have known for more than 40 years! He made an impression on everyone he came in contact with and his smile will live on forever! You are the lovely people you are because of him. Jeff will have company now and that makes me smile. We will all see him again! Love and hugs to you all!

Kay Webb
Comment | Posted at 04:24pm via Condolence
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Marge K Bramlett

Jean, It was so good seeing you today. I know you’ll be missing your partner in the coming days but when you read the poem on the back of the program I hope you will find comfort. I love you my friend. Marge
Comment | Posted at 04:07pm via Condolence
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