As a dedicated funeral establishment our responsibility is to the families we serve. We provide the most elaborate funeral service to the simplest graveside ceremony, the most unusual memorial service, to the most basic direct cremation. Since no two people are alike, neither should their funeral ceremony be alike.  We are prepared to assist families from every walk of life to create a unique ceremony that reflects a life well-lived.  

We love our families, and more than anything, we want them to be okay after we’re gone. That’s why planning ahead for funeral wishes is an amazing gift of love. You can ensure that your funeral is exactly what your family needs to honor your life, personally grieve, and begin a healthy grief journey. To learn more about how planning ahead benefits both you and your family, take a few moments to review these 10 reasons for making your plans ahead of time. http://bit.ly/10ReasonsPlanAhead

Clarkton: Robert Otis Gurkin , 65 of Clarkton died Friday,  May 31,2019. He was the son of the late Earl Brown Gurkin, Sr. and Alice Carolyn Edwards Gurkin and was preceded in death by his brother, Earl Brown Gurkin, Jr. He worked in  Forestry Management. He was a member of Western Prong Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife: Lisa Douglas Gurkin of the home. Step-Sons; Curtiss Wilkinson and Nicholas Wilkinson, both of Wilmington, N.C., Sisters; Carol Spradley of Leland, N.C....


Pearl and Andrew were married on August 21, 1971 and celebra...ted 47 years together. Their home was blessed with: three children, Retha Mae (Charles) Bess, Mary Jane McConnell, and Andrew Charlie (Doris) Barrineau; and eight grandchildren, Brandon Pope, Darius Bess, Cheyenne Bess, Sam Pope, Destiny McConnell, Annabelle Barrineau, Karley Barrineau, and Hunter Taylor.
Bolton: Wilbur Ray Simmons, 86 of Bolton died Thursday April 18, 2019  at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center in Whiteville, N.C. He was the son of the late John Henry Simmons and Lizzie Wilkins Simmons . and was preceded in death by his  wife, Janie McKeithan Simmons, Son, John Samuel Simmons and a  Brother, Dawson Simmons. He worked with Federal Paper as a Heavy Equiptment Operator for over 30 years. Survivors include his daughters, Jeannie Carter of Wilmington, N.C. and...
  Monte Hale Formy-Duval, 71, passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC  He was born in Columbus County, NC on March 30, 1948, the son of the late James Cecil and Emma Gore Formy-Duval. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Mary Ann Brown Formy-Duval and also a brother, J.C. Formy-Duval. Mr. Formy-Duval had retired as a Valve Tech with Nuclear Power Plants.  He was a member of Pleasant Plains Baptist Church.  Surviving is his...

We love our families, and more than anything, we want them to be okay after we’re gone. That’s why planning ahead for funeral wishes is an amazing gift of love. You can ensure that your funeral is exactly what your family needs to honor your life, personally grieve, and begin a healthy grief journey. To learn more about how planning ahead benefits both you and your family, take a few moments to review these 10 reasons for making your plans ahead of time. http://bit.ly/10ReasonsPlanAhead
Since 1924, the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex have served the Baltimore, Essex & Middle River areas and surrounding communities with care and compassion. We understand that funerals are for the living and strive to provide a meaningful, individual service for every family we serve. Our professional staff is always available for assistance and guidance whether our services are needed before the funeral, at the time of death, or after the funeral is over. We’ve designed our website to provide information about the services we offer along with helpful links.

On May 29, 2019 Mary Delores Ash (nee Hansen) devoted wife of the late John D. Ash, Sr.; beloved mother of Cynthia "Dawn" Gambrill and her husband Charles "Alex", and the late John D. Ash, Jr., and his wife Roxane; loving "Nana" of John III, Kourtney, Zachary and Christina; cherished great "Nana" Jaxon and Charlotte; dear sister of Beverly Parrish, Darlene Wolfe, Margaret Wolfe, Caroline Wolfe, Lolo Clem and Jr Wolfe. Also survived by numerous nieces...


On May 25, 2019 Elaine V. Snyder (nee Bartos) beloved wife of the late Donald J. Snyder; devoted mother of Donna Connors and Ronald Snyder and his wife Alicia; cherished grandmother of Teresa Klier, Dina Rachuba and Caitlin Snyder. Also survived by 8 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex, 300 Mace Avenue on Friday at 1:00 pm. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm.  Interment at St. Stanislaus...
On May 25, 2019 William Marion Griffin, Sr. beloved husband of Michelle Griffin and the late Rebecca Griffin; devoted father of Debbie Reese, daughter-in-law Tammy Griffin, step-daughter Ashley Morelock and the late William M. Griffin, Jr.; loving grandfather of Stacy Griffin, William Griffin III, Devon Pottler and Isabella Morelock. Also survived by many loving family members and friends.  A funeral service will be held at the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex, 300 Mace Avenue on...
Colt helped our family during the most difficult days. Not only was the service beautiful for our Mo...ther. He was there from the beginning to the end. He is caring, genuine and truly a wonderful person. Thank you for all your care, love & respect during this very difficult time. Connelly funeral home of Dundalk is a class act. Thank you again for all your kindness & care. See More
Bolton: Wilbur Ray Simmons, 86 of Bolton died Thursday April 18, 2019  at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center in Whiteville, N.C. He was the son of the late John Henry Simmons and Lizzie Wilkins Simmons . and was preceded in death by his  wife, Janie McKeithan Simmons, Son, John Samuel Simmons and a  Brother, Dawson Simmons. He worked with Federal Paper as a Heavy Equiptment Operator for over 30 years. Survivors include his daughters, Jeannie Carter of Wilmington, N.C. and...
On May 25, 2019 William Marion Griffin, Sr. beloved husband of Michelle Griffin and the late Rebecca Griffin; devoted father of Debbie Reese, daughter-in-law Tammy Griffin, step-daughter Ashley Morelock and the late William M. Griffin, Jr.; loving grandfather of Stacy Griffin, William Griffin III, Devon Pottler and Isabella Morelock. Also survived by many loving family members and friends.  A funeral service will be held at the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex, 300 Mace Avenue on...
The compassionate funeral directors at Bruzdzinski Funeral Home provide individualized funeral services designed to meet the needs of each family.  Our family and staff of dedicated professionals is available to assist you in making funeral service arrangements. From casket choices to funeral flowers, the funeral directors at Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, P.A. provide individualized funeral services designed to meet the needs of each family.
Since 1924, the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex have served the Baltimore, Essex & Middle River areas and surrounding communities with care and compassion. We understand that funerals are for the living and strive to provide a meaningful, individual service for every family we serve. Our professional staff is always available for assistance and guidance whether our services are needed before the funeral, at the time of death, or after the funeral is over. We’ve designed our website to provide information about the services we offer along with helpful links.
On May 24, 2019 Don B. Brady devoted husband of the late Brenda Brady (nee Burton) for 50 yrs; beloved father of Todd Brady, Steve Brady and his wife Jamie, Kelly Picou and her husband Shawn, and the late Shane Brady; cherished son of Beulah and the late Vernon Deaver; dear brother of Danny Deaver, Vernon Deaver, Jr., Tonya Marceaux and the late Bob Brady; loving grandfather of Nicholas, Colton, Brittany, Carina, Victoria, Noah, Skyla, Jadyn, Caden, Athan, Alec, Ian, Avery and the late...
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