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John Robert Conley

Obituary for John Robert Conley

July 18, 1960 - August 4, 2018
Salem, Massachusetts | Age 58


SALEM – Mr. John Robert Conley 58, of Amesbury, formerly of Salem, previously married to the late Carole Decker, died Saturday August 4, 2018 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston following a brief illness.

Born in Beverly, he was the son of the late Donald John and Dorothy J. (Brennan) Conley. He was raised and educated in Salem and attended Salem high School.

John currently retired, had enjoyed for many years a fulfilling career as a Master Mason / Bricklayer.

A longtime resident of the City of Salem, prior to moving to Amesbury 7 years ago. John was devoted to his family. His life changed at the birth of his granddaughter Brodie and he relished every minute spent with her. He was known as Grampy and lived for every opportunity with Brodie. Pancake breakfast and Ice Cream Saturdays were common highlights. His granddaughter was his pride and joy. John was a devoted father, grandfather, brother and uncle who will be very deeply missed.

John is survived by his granddaughter Brodie Conley, his son Michael Conley and his girlfriend Katelyn Blaine of Amesbury, his brothers, Joe Conley and his wife Sharon of Salem and James Conley and his wife Mary of Salem and his nephew David Conley of Salem.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours in The O'Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Sq., (at Salem Common) Salem, Monday, August 13th from 4 to 8 P.M. All other services are private. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in John's memory to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tn 38105 or on line at To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit

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