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Peter Connelly 

Peter Connelly, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on April 23, 2021 at the age of 85 at The Vineyard Bluffton in Bluffton, South Carolina.

Born March 1, 1936 in Chestnut Hill Massachusetts, Peter graduated from the Roxbury Latin School and the College of the Holy Cross. He served in the US Navy, completing Officer Training School in Pensacola, Florida in 1957 and going on to become a Naval Aviator. After leaving active-duty service Navy in 1963, Peter went on to fly for Eastern Airlines for over 25 years. After leaving Eastern, Peter flew for several airlines in other countries, living with his wife Barbara for a time in both Istanbul, Turkey and Cairo, Egypt.

Peter was a life-long lover of a variety of sports. He played baseball, hockey, and tennis at Holy Cross, and was captain of the tennis team as a senior. He also loved to sail, play golf, and was a crack bridge player. Peter was also a lover of spirited debates about anything and everything (but especially politics) and was well known for his sharp and quick wit.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Barbara (nee Dennison) of Auburn, MA, daughters Maura, Tricia (Charlie) Neuhaus, and sons Drew (Nancy), Kevin (Gayle), and Chris. Peter will also be remembered with love by his grandchildren, Thor, Maren and Callie Rhodin; Peter, Hope, and Oliver Connelly; Emma and Carly Gamson and Charlie Neuhaus; Claire and Will Connelly, and Sean, Lily, and Ryan Connelly. Peter was predeceased by his brothers Patrick and Philip.

A celebration of Peter’s life will be held at a date to be decided upon in the future.

Memorial donations in memory of Peter can be made to Friends of Caroline Hospice, 1110 13th Street, Port Royal, SC 29935.

James Gerome Gadson

James Gerome Gadson, 93, of the Fuller community of St. Helena Island, SC and widower of Carrie Lee Atkins Gadson entered into eternal rest Thursday, March 18, 2021 at his residence. Funeral services was ere March 24th in the rear garden of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, St. Helena Island. Burial with Military Honors; Beaufort National Cemetery. Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals in charge.

Stephanie Owens

Stephanie Owens, 57, formerly of St. Helena Island and widow of Curtis Owens entered into eternal rest Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in Blackville, South Carolina. Viewing was Sunday, April 11, in Helen Galloway’s Memorial Chapel of Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals. Funeral services were Monday, April 12 in the chapel of Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals. Burial, Beaufort National Cemetery. 

Josephus Chaplin

Josephus “Shorty” Chaplin, Sr. passed away April 2, 2021 at the VA hospital in Washington, DC. Josephus was born to Hosea Sr. and Sadie Chaplin of the Orange Grove Community of St. Helena Island. Services were Tuesday, April 13, Strickland Funeral Home in Maryland. Burial Quantico National Cemetery with full military honors. Courtesy announcement by Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals. 

Ethel Gardner Singleton

Ethel Gardner Singleton, 85, of the Warsaw Island Community of St. Helena Island, SC and widow of Ellis Singleton, Sr. entered into eternal rest Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. Viewing Monday, April 12 in Helen Galloway’s Memorial Chapel of Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals. Graveside services April 13 in the Warsaw Island Cemetery.

Sandra Parker Smalls

Sandra Parker Smalls, 68, of Port Royal, SC and widow of Clarence Smalls entered into eternal rest Monday, April 12, 2021 at her residence. Viewing was Friday, April 23, 2021 in Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals, 808 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC. Graveside services were Saturday, April 24, at 11:00 A.M. in Frogmore Cemetery on St. Helena Island, SC.

Deloris Green Smalls

Deloris “Hookie” Green Smalls, 75 of the Wallace community of St. Helena Island, SC, widow of Freddie “Fred” Smalls entered into eternal rest Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Viewing April 21, in Helen Galloway’s Memorial Chapel of Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals. Graveside services were 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 22, at Faith Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery, Burial St. Helena Memorial Garden, 142 Ernest Drive.

Kai’yah Lu Saunders

Kai’yah Lu Saunders, 2, of St. Helena Island and daughter of Kaie Robin Heyward-Saunders and Joaquim Boone returned to the Lord on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Services were private on April 21 at Helen Galloway’s Memorial Chapel of Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals, 808 Bladen St., Beaufort, SC.

Bobby Collins Brisbane

Bobby Collins Brisbane, 83, husband of Bessie Mae Washington Brisbane of Lady’s Island, SC entered into eternal rest Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Viewing 2:00 until 7:00 P.M. in Helen Galloway’s Memorial Chapel. Funeral services 2:00 P.M. April 24 in the Rear Garden of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Burial, Indian Hill Cemetery off Eddings Point Road, St. Helena Island.