Frances McConnell, of Cedar Crest Village in Pompton Plains, formerly a longtime resident of Smoke Rise, passed away on December 27, 2017.
Born in Passaic and raised in Nutley, Frances met her husband Thomas McConnell while studying at Syracuse University. The couple married in September of 1942 and enjoyed over 70 years of marriage before Thomas passed in 2012.
Frances is survived by her children, Patsy Johnson (Dr. Neal), Kathy Henshaw (George), Brian McConnell (Pier), Sharon Saunders (Don), and Dr. Peter McConnell (Julie); 18 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday, January 4 at the Msgr. Ryan Room at Our Lady of the Magnificat RC Church, 2 Miller Road, Kinnelon. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 on Friday at Our Lady of the Magnificat RC Church. Entombment will follow in the church cemetery.