Lawrence Sheridan “Pete” Conneff Sr., 90, passed away Monday, March 30, 2020 at his residence. He was born Aug. 29, 1929 in Savannah. He attended Sacred Heart School, where he was a member of the drum and bugle corps, and graduated from Benedictine Military School, where he played football and basketball, in 1947. He attended The Citadel and Armstrong College, and was a member of the Air National Guard.
He is survived by his wife Ann; sons Lawrence Jr. (Vickie), Matthew (DeDee), Tom (Jennifer) and Stephen; and daughter Patricia Picciarelli (Mark); grandchildren Lawrence, Andrew and Margaret Conneff; Brandy Snell, Elizabeth Fairbanks and Caitlin Conneff; Patrick Starling, Katie Fuller, Connor Starling, Amanda Picciarelli, Jessica Hood and Laura Holman; Lily Kate and Luke Conneff; Sarah and Ryan Conneff; Trey and Allyson Prescott, and Elizabeth Parrish; and great-grandchildren Hudson and Harrison Snell; Charlotte Fairbanks; Alisah, Cian and Ailbe Prescott; and Rivers Hood.
A master plumber, he owned Conneff Plumbing Co. Inc. since 1960. He was Grand Marshal of the 2003 Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade. He was a member of the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee since 1954, a charter member of the Irish Heritage Society, a member of the Sinn Fein Society, a third-degree member of Knights of Columbus Council 631, and a charter member of Knights of Columbus Council 5588. His friends and family said they will miss his storytelling. He was preceded in death by his parents Helen Coleman Conneff and Harry S. Conneff, daughter Ann Marie Conneff Prescott, and sisters Harriet Gaudry and Helen Gavin.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Benedictine Military School or St. Vincent’s Academy.
Due to the current health concerns with the Coronavirus, a private family service and burial will be held. A public Mass will be held at a later date.
Our hearts and prayers go out to all who loved Mr. Pete and were a part of his life. He was so accomplished, so blessed and a true Southern Catholic Irish gentleman ☘️☘️☘️ Peace- filled blessings for you all.
- Hunt Family, Savannah, Georgia
- Kelly, Alex, Matthew & Andrew Hunt, Savannah, Georhia
- Stephen Herb, Savannah, Ga,
- Jay and Jan (Holland) Ethridge , Alpharetta , Ga
Sorry to hear about Pete s passing. He was always kind and generous. To say he will b missed is an understatement. God bless Pete and the entire Conneff family.
- Mark Broderick, Hilton Head island, S C
God bless and comfort The Conneff family. R.I.P. Mr. Conneff.
- CLAIRE Single JARRELL, SAVANNAH, GA
I am deeply saddened to hear of Pete's passing and extend sincere condolences to Ann and his entire family at this most difficult of times. Pete was a great and true friend to so many , and was most kind and considerate to all who passed his way. He cherished most firmly his Catholic Faith and Irish Heritage, and was a dedicated and proud member of his Benedictine class of 1947. A past Grand Marshal of the St. Patrick's Day Parade, Pete served with extreme dignity, undeterred by the Soft Irish Day ( downpour), to lead Savannah's Wettest St. Pat's Parade in recorded history. Yes, Pete Conneff will be sorely missed for a long, long while in Savannah, & Tybee Island, certainly by this and many other BC Survivors of record. I know you are comforted in the sure Faith that He has passed through Death to eternal Life with our Blessed lord and Mary Immaculate forever. with Love, Jack
- Jack daniels, Tybee Island, GA
May God Bless and comfort the Conneff family.
- Lowe Family, Tybee Island, GA
- Jones, Savannah, GA
Tom, So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. What a great life he had. He will be truly missed. We will keep you and your entire family in our prayers.
- Dee and Ansley Carver, Savannah , Georgia
- Tony and Maureen.Koncul@hotmail.com, savannah, ga.
I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Pete was a fine man.
- Craig LANIER, Richmond Hill, GA
He was such a nice man and will be missed. God bless his soul and his family.
- Sally Welsh, Savannah, GA
- Mark Hill
I am so deeply sorry for your family's loss. Prayers for you all.
- Charlene Embrey Burns, Lakeville, MN
I was very sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Conneff. Our family's thoughts and prayers are with the Conneff family. God Bless!
- The Weber family, Richterswil Switzerland
RIP Mr Pete from all of us at Willis const.co.
- Richard Dudley, Richmond hill , Ga
Condolences to the Conneff family so very sorry for your loss.
- Eliza Everette Jawiyambe, Savannah, Georgia
Prayers for the Coneff family. God bless.
- Michael and Ellen Kilpatrick, Savannah , Ga.
Mrs. Conneff, I am so sorry to hear this. You, Patricia, your sons and grandchildren are all in my prayers for comfort. Mr. Conneff was truly larger than life for a man with such a gentle and kind personality. He had a great spirit for family, love, tradition, but most of all his deep faith. And love for Johnny Harris'! I'm going to miss seeing his kind face - but he has left such an incredible legacy! Joan
- Joan Buchheit Altmeyer, Savannah, GA
So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
- Cheryl DeWitt, Savannah, Ga
Matthew I’m sorry sorry to hear of your father’s passing. You and your family were blessed to have him with you for so long. Blessings to you all!
- Robyn Redding Kretschmar, Richmond Hill, GA
- David Barras, Pooler , Ga
Our prayers go out to all the family for our loss.Pete was a true Irish gentleman. A man of integrity and love of God. He is with our Lord and one day we will be reunited.
- Tim & Gail Ansley, Savannah, Georgia
I’m so sorry for your families loss. He was such an amazing man and enjoyed listening to his stories.
- Christy Mullen, Savannah, GA
So sorry for the loss! Will keep the Conneff family in my thoughts and prayers!
- Caroline Raman, Bellevue, Washington
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel