Obituaries: Marilyn G. Connell


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Mrs. Marilyn G. Connell, 83, died on Saturday, February 5, 2011 in Fairfield.

A funeral mass will be offered in Our Lady of the Lake Church, Verona on Wednesday, February 9 at 10 a.m. Visiting in the Prout Funeral Home, 370 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Born in Newark, Mrs. Connell lived in Montclair before moving to Verona 45 years ago. She worked at the Chase Bank in Verona as a customer service representative. Mrs. Connell was an avid volunteer with Willing Hearts in Caldwell and was active in Our Lady of the Lake Church, serving as a Eucharistic minister, collection counter, and as a member of the Rosary Altar Society.

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Mrs. Connell is the loving wife of the late Robert J. Connell, the dear mother of Joan Reed, Mary Davidson and her husband Richard, Anne Connell, Peter Connell and his wife Colleen, the beloved grandmother of Gary Reed, Jeffrey Reed, Jennifer Davidson, Jessica Weston, Stephanie Davidson, Greg Davidson, Michaela Connell, Tatum Connell and the late Jack Connell. She is also survived by her great grandchildren, Madison Reed and Jackson Reed.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. John’s Feed the Hungry Program, P.O. Box 200147, Newark, NJ 07102 would be appreciated.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]


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