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Patrick Michael Connelly

Gilford-----Patrick Michael Connelly, born August 16, 1959, in Buffalo, New York, died peacefully at his home in Gilford on January 1, 2010. He graduated from Gilford High School and attended Keene State College. Patrick worked as a chef for the past thirty 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’s 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, Oklahoma, 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, CT., Erica, Megan and Casey Warnick of Gilford, Madelyn and Moira Danse, of Portland, Maine, Cayden Connelly of Tulsa, Oklahoma, 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 Rev. Sara Allen and Rev. Robert Cole at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, NH on Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 1:30PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, c/o Erika Johnson, PO Box 6123, Lakeport, NH 03247.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.