His murder came only hours after the end of the annual Irish festival in nearby Adams Corner.
The Irish Emmigrant reports that Conneely was originally from Inis Meáin in the Aran Islands, was known as "Kiwi," and had spent the past 10 years in Boston, working in construction. Breakingnews.ie reports Conneely was in the US illegally.
The Emmigrant reports Conneely had been violently attacked within the past few weeks and said his brother died in 2000 when a freak wave swept him off a pier he was standing on.
Following his funeral, his body will be returned to Ireland for burial.