CONNELLY, Joseph James – Peacefully, with his family at his side, on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at St. Joseph’s at Fleming, Peterborough, at 68 years of age. Joe was the beloved son of the late Eileen (Casey) and James Connelly. Loving brother of Pat (Betty), Mike, Mary Anne Marshall (Ken), Jeannette Snape, and Bill (Barb). Favourite uncle of Jay, Michelle, Shane, Shannon, Nicholas, Andrew, Sean, Luke and Rose. Great uncle of Jake, Erin, Zack, Abby, Madden and Wesley. He will be remembered by many other relatives and friends. For many years, Joe unselfishly volunteered his time coaching for Immaculate Conception Minor Hockey and the Peterborough Men’s Industrial League in Norwood. He also loved coaching women’s slow-pitch in Peterborough. Visiting will be held at ASHBURNHAM FUNERAL HOME AND RECEPTION CENTRE, 840 Armour Road, on Friday, November 7, from 11 am – 1 pm. Funeral service will follow in the chapel, on Friday at 1 pm. Interment at St Martin’s Cemetery, Ennismore. If desired, condolences to the family, directions to the service or donations to the Special Olympics, Peterborough Chapter or the Alzheimer Society of Peterborough may be made at www.AshburnhamFuneral.ca or by calling 705-740-0444.