Gregory Michael Connelly of Reese, age 43, died unexpectedly, while at work, January 7, 2019. He was born November 20, 1975, in Bay City, son of Michael and Joanne (Palm) Connelly of Reese. Greg was a 1994 graduate of Reese High School and later attended Delta College. He received his bachelor’s degree from Northwood University. He was employed by Shively Bros. Inc. for over 15 years as Tool Inventory Specialist at Nexteer. Greg was a lifelong member of Christ Lutheran Church in Reese and enjoyed gardening, antique tractors, and going to farm toy shows with his dad. He was an excellent woodworker, making many items of furniture for his children and their home. His other interests included hunting with his son, skeet shooting, quadding at the family cabin in West Branch, and watching his children’s sporting events.
Surviving besides his parents are his son, Lucas Connelly and his daughter, Grace Connelly of Reese; his sister, Gwen Serbus and her husband Erick of Birch Run; two nieces: Lauren and Liliane Serbus; his special aunt and uncle, Neil and Diane Osantowski of Reese and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019, from the Christ Lutheran Church in Reese. Reverend Dennis Squires will officiate with burial to follow in the Denmark Township Cemetery. Greg’s family received friends at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 9940 Saginaw St. in Reese on Friday from 3-7 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the services. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Christ Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.

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