Avid skier, outdoorsman
GILFORD - Patrick Michael Connelly, born Aug. 16, 1959, in Buffalo, N.Y., died peacefully at his home in Gilford on Jan. 1, 2010.
He graduated from Gilford High School and attended Keene State College. Patrick worked as a chef for the past 30 years in various Lakes Region restaurants including Patrick's Pub and the Victorian House.
An avid skier, hiker and outdoorsman, he was the veteran of many Tuckerman Ravine adventures. He enjoyed traveling cross-country in the United States and Ireland.
Patrick, beloved son of William and Molly Connelly of Gilford; his siblings include Sean D. of Arizona, Brendan J. and Jane of Lakeport, Timothy S. and Ronda of Gilford, Shelagh A. and Marty Riehs of Holderness, Moira W. and Paul Warnick of Gilford, Kieran S. and Lynne of New York City, Brian A. and Samantha Jewett of Gilford, Kendra B. and Chris Danse, of Portland, Maine, Liam L. and Darla Sedgewick of Tulsa, Okla., Maeve F. Shar and Lance Reinholz of Gilmanton, and Deirdre M. and Ralph Reinhold of Gilford. Patrick is also survived by nieces and nephews, Brian, Heather, and Clara Connelly of Bedford, Faolan and Tegan Connelly of Laconia, Parker, Reed and Kieran Gokey of Lakeport, Siobhan and Roxey of Gilmanton, Ceara of Gilford, Molly, Liam, and Liza Riehs of Holderness, Caitlin Connelly of Farmington, Conn., Erica, Megan and Casey Warnick of Gilford, Madelyn and Moira Danse, of Portland, Maine, Cayden Connelly of Tulsa, Okla., Kamah and Nayou Shar of Gilmanton, Rina and Wren Reinholz of Gilmanton, Miles Collette and James Connelly of Gilford; and numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Sara Allen and the Rev. Robert Cole at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, at 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o Erika Johnson, PO Box 6123, Lakeport NH 03247.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is in charge of the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Published in Citizen from Jan. 5 to Jan. 6, 2010