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Colonel Joseph W. Connery, Jr. (Ret.)

May 9, 1936 March 3, 2019
Colonel Joseph W. Connery, Jr. (Ret.)
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Obituary for Colonel Joseph W. Connery, Jr. (Ret.)

Ret. Col. Joseph W. Connery Jr., age 82, of Kissimmee, FL formerly of Beverly, died unexpectedly March 3, 2019 at his home. Husband of the late Shirley M. (Akerson) Connery. Born in Salem. He was the son of the late Joseph and Beatrice (Denault) Connery. He was a graduate of Salem High School Class of 1954.
Joseph served his country full time in the Massachusetts National Guard, retiring May 9, 1996 with 42 years of service. He served as the Commandant of the Massachusetts Military Academy.
Joseph and Shirley Marion Akerson were married in 1957. They spent their retirement years in Kissimmee FL and summers in Hampstead, NH.
He is survived by two sons, Joseph Connery III and his wife Debbie of Middleton, Michael Connery and his wife Laura of Peabody; a daughter Cathy Elstermann and her husband Steve of Kissimmee, FL; ten grandchildren, Matt Connery, Brian Connery and his wife Molly, Steph Connery, Leanne Posey and her husband Josh, Alex Connery and his wife Olivia, Jillian Connery, Christopher Elstermann and his wife Taylor, Heather Elstermann, Timothy Elstermann and Joshua Elstermann, two great grandchildren, Conner Posey and Nadia Connery. He was predeceased by his brothers Peter and Patrick Connery.
His funeral service will be held at the Campbell Funeral Home 525 Cabot Street, Beverly on Thursday March 14, 2019 at 12p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visitation will held on Wednesday March 13, 2019 from 4 to 7p.m. Contributions may be made in his name to Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com


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Visitation

Wednesday

13

Mar

4:00 PM 3/13/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/13/2019 7:00:00 PM
Campbell Funeral Home

525 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915

Campbell Funeral Home
525 Cabot Street Beverly 01915 MA
United States

Service

Thursday

14

Mar

12:00 PM 3/14/2019 12:00:00 PM
Campbell Funeral Home

525 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915

Campbell Funeral Home
525 Cabot Street Beverly 01915 MA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Wounded Warrior Project

PO Box 758517
Topeka, KS 66675-8517
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