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Peter Michael Conaty
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Obituary for Peter Michael Conaty

The Reverend Peter Michael Conaty, age 69, of West Columbia, passed away on August 17, 2017. He was born in New York City on April 4, 1948 to Irish parents, Peter Joseph and Anna Sheridan Conaty. He was married to Susan Johnson Conaty.

In September 1999, Father Conaty became the priest for St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in West Columbia and served for over 17 years. During that time, he was instrumental in the preservation of the Nash Prairie, one of the last remaining segments of the Great Coastal Prairie. Since 2013 under his leadership, St. Mary’s has sponsored the attendance of all the West Columbia Elementary 5th grade students to the Discovery Program at Camp Allen.

There will be a memorial service for Father Peter on Sunday, August 27th Has been cancelled at this time to be rescheduled for a later date.

In lieu of flowers and plants, the family requests that donations be made in Father Peter’s memory to either St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, PO Box 786, West Columbia, Texas 77486 or

The Nature Conservancy of Texas: for the Nash Prairie, 404 Buena Vista Lane, West Columbia,Texas 77486.
May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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