John P. Briody, age 50, of Bluffton and formerly of LaGrangeville, NY died Monday, August 28, 2017 at Hilton Head Hospital.
Mr. Briody was born on January 5, 1967 in Jamaica, NY. He was a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY and following his graduation began his career in New York and Connecticut. He later worked as the sous chef for the Hyatt-Savannah, later rising to the level of executive chef with the Country Club of Hilton Head, Colleton River and Palmetto Bluff. He ultimately became the executive chef and owner of Walnuts Café in Bluffton. Many local chefs who knew him as “Chef John” respected his experience and looked up to him as a mentor.
John is survived by his son, Patrick Briody; daughter, Megan Briody; mother of their children, Maureen Briody; parents, Theresa and Raymond Briody; brother, Raymond Briody (Dawn); and nephew, Christopher Briody.
The family will be receiving friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Sauls Funeral Home, 90 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton, SC 29910.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 8, 2017 at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 31 St. Gregory Drive, Bluffton, SC 29909.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be delivered to any local branch of Suntrust Bank for the college fund of Megan Briody or mailed to Suntrust Bank, c/o Megan Briody, P.O. Box 23495, Hilton Head Island, SC 29925.
Sauls Funeral Home of Bluffton
Thursday September 7th, 2017
5:00pm - 7:00pm
90 Simmonsville Road
Bluffton, SC 29910
St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church
Friday September 8th, 2017
31 St. Gregory Drive
Bluffton, SC 29909
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I am sorry for your loss. My prayers and condolences to the Briody family.
Submitted by Franne M McDonough on Sep 14 2017 12:43:56 AM
Love you forever...
Submitted by CM on Sep 9 2017 07:58:52 AM
Oh,no!I am so sorry for your loss. I loved working with John at the Country Club of Hilton Head. He was the best ice carver I've ever seen and a great friend,that always had time to listen. . Praying for you and your family, Kate Flanagan
Submitted by Kate Flanagan on Sep 2 2017 04:38:07 AM
Patrick and Megan we are so sorry for your loss. Praying for both of you.
Submitted by Debbie Peeples on Aug 31 2017 07:46:03 PM
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Debbie Peeples lit a candle on Aug 31 2017 07:44:35 PM
My heartfelt prayers and condolences to your family. John and I worked together at Palmetto Bluff and I later enjoyed stopping into Walnuts to visit, catch up and have lunch. What a great man, with a huge heart and wonderful sense of humor. He always made me laugh and I enjoyed the time that we got to work together. I am so sorry for your loss.
Submitted by Gini Quade on Aug 31 2017 01:41:13 PM
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Vicki, Pat, Jordan & Taylor McDonnell lit a candle on Aug 31 2017 11:55:23 AM
We will miss seeing John's face around town and in his wonderful Cafe! We're praying that Megan Patrick and Maureen find some type of peace over the days to come. . .
Submitted by Cyndi Veitb DeTurris on Aug 31 2017 04:59:56 AM
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Cyndi Veitb DeTurris lit a candle on Aug 31 2017 04:57:23 AM
Praying for you and your family....
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