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William C. Connell

July 19, 1934 October 1, 2016
William C. Connell
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Obituary for William C. Connell

William C. Connell of Stratford passed away Saturday, October 1, 2016. Mr. Connell was born July 19, 1934 in Bridgeport, son of the late Charles L. and Elizabeth (Carney) Connell. He was a life time Stratford resident.

William was a retired teacher for the Stratford School System, specializing in Ancient History. For many years, William served as an altar boy at St. James Church. He graduated from Stratford High and received his Bachelor of Arts and Master's degrees from Fairfield University. He loved to play his clarinet for church and school programs and with his Dixieland jazz group. In college, he was a track star excelling in long distance running. He enjoyed playing tennis and was a faithful fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.

He is survived by his devoted sister and caregiver, Mary Elizabeth Connell, of Stratford and many cousins and close friends.

Friends are invited to attend his funeral services on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. in the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main St., Stratford followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in Saint James Church, 2070 Main St., Stratford. Interment will follow in Saint Michael's Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the McDonald Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill's memory to Saint James Church.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

4

Oct

4:00 PM 10/4/2016 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/4/2016 7:00:00 PM
William R. McDonald Funeral Home

2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

William R. McDonald Funeral Home
2591 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Service

Wednesday

5

Oct

9:30 AM 10/5/2016 9:30:00 AM
William R. McDonald Funeral Home

2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

William R. McDonald Funeral Home
2591 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday

5

Oct

10:30 AM 10/5/2016 10:30:00 AM
Saint James Church

2070 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

Saint James Church
2070 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Interment

Wednesday

5

Oct

12:15 PM 10/5/2016 12:15:00 PM
Saint Michael Cemetery

2205 Stratford Avenue
Stratford, CT 06615

Saint Michael Cemetery
2205 Stratford Avenue Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Memorial Contribution

Saint James Church

Care of Our Fathers House
2110 Main St
Stratford, CT 06615
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