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Joseph John MacAvin, 57, of St. Helena Island and son of Ann Smith MacAvin, died Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at his residence.

A memorial mass will be held at 11 o’clock Wednesday morning, December 20, 2017, at St. Peter’s Historical Catholic Church on Carteret Street in Beaufort. Following the service there will be a reception at Johnson Creek Tavern, 2141 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to Chef Joe by visiting

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  1. Tom Mulligan says:

    it is with sadness that I learn of Joe’s passing. While we have not seen each other in quite some time, I have many fond childhood memories. Ann you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love Tom

  2. Will , Anne , Dan Morrison says:

    We will miss our wonderful cousin and nephew, Joseph. All of us have such great memories of spending time with him in So. Hadley. Joe always had so many good friends that he cared deeply for. We feel blessed to have had him in our lives.

    God bless you Nan (Ann) you are in our prayers,
    Love, Anne, Will and Dan

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