Margaret Cleary Connell, 62, fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church, passed away on Saturday, October 26 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Maggie was dearly beloved by family and friends for her big heart, her delightful sense of humor, and her steadfast faith.
Born and raised in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Maggie received her degree in chemistry from Notre Dame College in Ohio and spent many years working in quality control for pharmaceutical companies.
She is survived by her five sisters Mary (Mike) Zetlmeisl, Tracy Koenig, Patricia (Jeffrey) Pollack, Betsy (Sam) Fentress, Sarah (Colin) Campbell and five brothers James (Julie) Connell, Kevin Connell, John (Mary) Connell, Charles (Sue) Connell, and Henry Connell. She loved her family and was an attentive aunt to her many nieces and nephews.
Her absence is heartbreaking but assuaged by the rich gifts and memories that are her legacy.
Visitation will be held at Redmond Funeral Home on Sunday, November 3 from 4:00-6:00 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, November 4, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Monica Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan with a Luncheon to immediately following. The Burial Will take Place at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery following the luncheon
Rev. Fr. Larry Farrell Officiant. Memorial Contributions may be made to Birthright of St. Joseph 2700 Niles Av, St.Joseph MI, 49085