Sean Kenneally

  • Born: August 24, 1969
  • Died: November 3, 2021
  • Location: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel

1494 Mathis Ferry Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Tel. (843) 881-9293

Tribute & Message From The Family


On Wednesday, November 3, 2021, Michael Sean Kenneally, a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend, passed away at age 52 after a long battle with complications from COVID.

Sean was born on August 24, 1969 in Norfolk, VA to Marta Jo Kenneally Stiver and James Greg Kenneally. He grew up in Irmo, SC, with his brother and sister who were his first best friends. They were raised by one of the strongest women who instilled values, love and kindness. Sean enjoyed hunting and fishing with his dad. After high school, Sean attended the University of South Carolina, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. After college he attended the police academy and began a career in law enforcement. In May of 1992, he was hired by the Mount Pleasant Police Department. He would spend the next 27 years serving and protecting the citizens of Mount Pleasant. Sean rose through the ranks and in 2012 was promoted to Captain. He served in several different Units within the department including Patrol, Special Operations, and Narcotics. He was a member of the Special Response Team (SRT) the predecessor to their current SWAT Team. He served and was a member of the Marine Unit. He finished his career leading the Field Operations Bureau as Captain and retired to pursue other interests in 2019. His colleagues describe him as an incredible leader, phenomenal story teller, an unselfish public servant, and a true brother in blue.

Sean loved his family and friends deeply and was known for his infectious smile, his sense of humor, and his kind and compassionate spirit. He was loved by all who knew him. When he wasn't working, he was on the water. His true passion was scuba diving and spearfishing. He was always up for an adventure. Being outdoors is what made him happiest. He spent time on land but lived life on the water.

Sean was preceded in death by his father, James Greg Kenneally. He is survived by his wife, Tina Brookshire Kenneally, daughter Reeves Trussell Kenneally (20), stepdaughter Julia Holland Vaughn (16), his mother Marta Jo Kenneally Stiver (Jim), sister Shannon Marie Kenneally, his brother Douglas Scott Kenneally and too many friends to name.

Please join the family for a Celebration of Life on Monday, November 15, 2021 at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park, 99 Harry M. Hallman Jr Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the PBA, Police Benevolent Association or Rescued in South Carolina. Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/RescuedinSC Venmo: @RescuedinSC Mail: Rescued in SC 1985 Riviera Drive Suite 103-205, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464. Tax ID 84-4040002.