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41590 Fenwick Street
P.O. Box 270
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Phone: (301) 475-8500
Fax: (301) 475-8909
John Connelly, Jr

John Parran "JP" Connelly, Jr

Friday, February 2nd, 1940 - Friday, August 21st, 2020
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John Parran “JP” Connelly, Jr, 80 of Leonardtown, MD passed away on August 21, 2020 in Leonardtown, MD. He was born on February 2, 1940 in Leonardtown, MD and was the son of the late Mary Ethel Connelly and John Parran Connelly, Sr. JP was the loving husband of Sharon Lea Connelly whom he married on May 22, 1975 in Leonardtown, MD. JP is survived by his children Robert C Pilkerton of Hollywood, MD, William R. Pilkerton of Leonardtown, MD, Timothy W. Pilkerton of Orange Park, FL, Geneda R. Vice of Orange Park, FL, Joanne P. Connelly of California, MD, 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. As well as his siblings M. Joan Mattingly of Leonardtown, MD and Bette Poe of Valley Lee, MD.

He was a lifelong St. Mary’s County, MD resident, and graduated from Leonardtown High School in 1958. He served with the National Guard for 8 years. JP was a facility Coordinator for the U.S. Federal Government for 35 years, retiring in March, 2014.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Leonardtown, MD; where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM with Father Rob Maro officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Dennis Mattingly, Allen Mattingly, Bobby Pilkerton, Billy Pilkerton, Timmy Pilkerton, and Bobby Pilkerton, III. Honorary Pallbearers will be Thomas Herring, Reed Pilkerton and Jacob Vice.

Contributions may be made to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church 21370 Newtowne Neck Road Leonardtown, MD 20650.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 27th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Thursday, August 27th, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
    St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
    21370 New Towne Neck Road
    COMPTON, MD 20627
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  • Service

    Thursday, August 27th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Thursday, August 27th, 2020 10:00am
    St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
    21370 New Towne Neck Road
    COMPTON, MD 20627
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    Father Rob Maro
  • Interment

    St. Francis Xavier Cemetery
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George Abell

Posted at 10:57am
Sharon : Sandy and I are so sad to hear of Johnny's passing. We always enjoyed running into and talking with you guys out on the streets of North Myrtle Beach. May all your memories of the many fun times you and Johnny had together keep a smile on your face and love in your heart. He will be missed by his many friends around town. George and Sandy Abell

Debbie Lasher

Posted at 06:55am
Johnny, Sharon, And Joanne were one of the first family’s I met in St Mary’s County. I will always have fond memories of Johnny whether it was with softball or even at the dentist. My thoughts are with you! Debbie Lasher

Janet Hanke

Posted at 08:54am
Sharon and family, my sincere sympathies. I’ll always remember John as one of my first softball coaches!! May your memories provide some comfort for you all. - Janet Hanke

Pat Mattingly

Posted at 09:21pm
Johnny would stop by the dry cleaners on his bike on Saturday mornings and chat with us while we worked. I enjoyed our conversations. To Sharon and all the family my condolences on his passing. May he rest in eternal peace. Johnny will be missed.

Pat Mattingly

Posted at 09:16pm
I enjoyed my conversations with a Johnny on Saturday mornings at the dry cleaners. He would stop by on his bike and chat with us. He was a good friend. To Sharon and all the family my condolences on his passing. May he rest in eternal peace.


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