James Joseph “Joe” Condon, Jr., 65, of Charleston, S.C. died peacefully at home on December 5, 2016 after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. Joe was born in Charleston on July 9, 1951, the son of Harriet Molony Condon and the late James Joseph Condon, Sr. He was the second of nine surviving children and grew up in Charleston with a large extended Irish Catholic family. His great grandfather, James F. Condon, founded Condon’s Department Store and his father was one of its officers. Generations of different Condon families continued the operation of Condon’s Department Store until its closure in 1999; Condon’s Bridal Boutique continues. The store was an important part of Joe’s life. Joe graduated from Blessed Sacrament Catholic School and Bishop England High School. Joe earned his bachelor’s degree with honors in government from the University of Notre Dame in 1973. He then returned to Charleston where he worked at Condon’s Department Store. Joe later earned his MBA from The Citadel in 1984. Joe realized his dream to become an attorney in 1988 when he graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Joe attended law school while raising a family and drove from Columbia to Charleston every week. After his law school graduation, Joe practiced law in Charleston at Grimball and Cabaniss until he founded the Condon Law Firm in 1992. His practice focused on criminal defense and personal injury work. He was dedicated to his clients and an advocate for the underserved. Joe’s greatest love was his family. Joe is survived by his wife Debi Bossuot Condon and his daughters, Mary Kate Condon of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Theresa (Paul Aaron) Padron of Charleston. He had three grandchildren, Abigail, Ayden and Madeline. Joe also is survived by his mother Harriet Molony Condon and eight siblings, Joanne (Jim) Raley of Naples, Fla.; Charlie (Emily) Condon; Kathleen (Bob) Montgomery; Danny (Nancy) Condon; Frances Condon, Irvin (Michelle) Condon; Mark (Shannon) Condon, and Mary (Jimmy) Moore, all from the Charleston area. He also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Joe was known by his family as “Iron Joe” for his strength, character and giving spirit. After his father’s early death, Joe assumed a father figure role for his mother, siblings, nieces and nephews and continued that role throughout his life. Generous to a fault, Joe was a constant source of love and support for his family. He also was a loyal friend and role model who always did the right thing. Joe supported community causes, including the Charleston Notre Dame Club, Bishop England High School and St. John Catholic Church. The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. James Joseph “Joe” Condon, Jr. are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM, Friday, December 9, 2016 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. The Rite of Committal will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends between 5:00 PM and 7:00PM, Thursday evening at the James A. McAlister Funeral Home, 1620 Savannah Hwy. His Guestbook may be signed at www.CharlestonFunerals.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Iron Joe Condon Scholarship Fund, Bishop England High School, 363 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island, SC 29492. Arrangements by James A. McAlister, Inc. 766-1365. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston – See more at:

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Posted on: 2016-12-07

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