Marie McConnell

Marie G. McConnell (Gagliardi)

Friday, September 25th, 1942 - Sunday, April 7th, 2019
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Marie (Gagliardi) McConnell, beloved wife of the late William “Bill” McConnell, passed away peacefully at St. Francis Hospital on Sunday, April 7, 2019 surrounded by family after a long struggle with lung disease.
Born September 25, 1942 in North Adams, MA to the late Tom and Nora (O’Brien) Gagliardi, she had resided in Enfield for the past 51 years.
Marie retired from Associated Press in Dec. 2001 after 20 years of service. She was communicant of St. Mary’s Church Longmeadow, MA and was an active member of the Association Jean Jugan. Marie was a life long fan of the Boston Red Sox and enjoyed spending the winters cheering on her UCONN Lady Huskies. She also looked forward to summer drives to the shore & ice cream at UCONN Dairy Bar.
In addition to her loving daughter Diana LeMay & son-in-law Brian of Enfield, Marie is survived by her brother-in-law Michael McConnell and his wife Mary of Clarksburg, Ma, her nephew J. McConnell and his wife Rebecca of North Adams, MA and her niece Caitlin McConnell and her husband Dorvilier Cheryl of North Adams, MA, and several great nieces & cousins.
Marie’s family will receive relatives and friends on Friday April 12, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Browne Memorial Chapels, Enfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Longmeadow, MA (Please meet at church.) Interment will follow in the Hazardville Cemetery, Enfield. In lieu of flowers contributions in Marie’s memory may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor 1365 Enfield St. Enfield, CT 06082 or charity of the donor’s choice.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, April 12th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, April 12th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels
    43 Shaker Road
    ENFIELD, CT 06082
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  • Service

    Saturday, April 13th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, April 13th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church - Longmeadow
    519 Longmeadow Street
    LONGMEADOW, MA 01106
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    Fr. C.J. Waitekus
  • Interment

    Hazardville Cemetery
    North & Elm Streets
    enfield, CT 06082
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Chris Powell

Posted at 09:28am
Marie was a good friend to all of us at the Journal Inquirer, both during and after her service at the AP, always cheerful and helpful despite the frequent tension and conflict of the news business -- a true professional and close observer of public life. We were lucky to work with her and will remember her fondly.

-- Chris Powell, Manchester

Your friends at The Associated Press

Posted at 02:21pm
We're forever grateful we had a chance to work with Marie. She was a class act and we'll miss her. Our hearts go out to Diana, Brian and the rest of the family.
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