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Devon Liam Connolly

December 15, 2000 ~ February 17, 2019 (age 18)

     Devon Liam Connolly, 18, beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, and loyal friend left this earth unexpectedly and way too soon, leaving a big hole in our hearts. 

     Devon was born December 15, 2000 in Saugerties, NY and passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019.

     Left to cherish his memory are his parents, John and Kelli McKenzie Connolly; brother, Alex McKenzie; grandparents, John and Elaine Connolly; grandfather, Skip McKenzie and his wife, Donna; uncles and aunts, Craig and Jamie Connolly, Susan and Brian Brutting, and Penny and Andrew Douglas; extended family; and many caring friends.

     Devon was a young man of many facets and interest and currently a senior at Pender High School.  He was a member of BSA Troop 709 in Atkinson, being awarded the rank of Eagle Scout recently. Participating in the Historical Reenactment at Moores Creek Battle Ground, marching band as a junior at Pender High School, enjoyed historical woodworking, and volunteered with SkyWatch Bird Rescue.  Through National Youth Leader Training Devon was a certified leader. He was a member of Caswell Presbyterian Church. Most of all Devon loved his family and his fellow scouts. Devon was loved and will be missed.  Devon’s last gift to this world was the gift of sight to someone by the donation of his corneas through Miracles of Sight.  

     The family will receive friends at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel with funeral service beginning at 4:00 p.m. Monsignor Jack Paddack will conduct the service.

     In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be given to SkyWatch Bird Rescue, 3600 Lynn Avenue, Castle Hayne, NC 28429.

     Special thanks to the many folks who have shared a kindness in any way to the Connolly family.

     Shared memories and condolences may be sent to the family by selecting Tribute Wall or Guestbook.  

     A service of Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel.

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