Joseph C. Connelley

July 11, 1975 - February 19, 2019

Joseph Christopher Connelley, 43, a resident of Lee County, FL since 1976, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019. He was born July 11, 1975 in New Port Richey, FL.

Joseph was a graduate of Cape Coral High School and Edison Community College. He enjoyed sports and played Pop Warner Football through school. After graduation, he continued with the program and coached at the Storms complex. He also coached with FBU, a national youth league program. Later he was a founding charter member of the Lee County Hawks, youth football program. He so much enjoyed working with the teams, especially the young people, to not only enjoy football, but become a team player with pride.

He is survived by his loving parents, Frank and Julie Connelley of Fort Myers, FL; loving sisters, Nicole Connelley of Fort Myers, FL, Karen and Julie Beth of Cumberland, MD; nieces and nephews, Tyler and Cullen of Ft. Myers, D.J. (Devon Joseph) of Cumberland, MD, as well as Kaylee and Kody of Cumberland, MD; his close cousins, Daniel Hackworth and family, and Amanda Hackworth, and family; girlfriend, Alyssa Anderson of Fort Myers, FL. Also, the many friends who were his second family at school and football, especially his BFF Dirk Smith.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at First Christian Church, 2620 Country Club Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33904 with Dr. Keith Krueger officiating. Family and friends are invited to come and share their memories of Joseph.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Joseph Christopher Connelley are suggested to the Lee County Hawks Football and Cheer Program by contacting Mike Silverman at (239) 677-9371 or mail to LCFA, c/o 4013 SE 3rd Ave., Cape Coral, FL 33904.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

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