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Age 85, passed away on December 6, 2012 at Brandywine Senior Living in Kennett Square, PA. Born in Newark, DE, he was the son of the late Raymond V. Connell and the late Edna G. Connell (nee Aiken).
During Clinton's working career, he was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad (AMTRAK) as a machinist. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, Pius X Council ~ Assumption BVM Church in West Grove, PA and a Past Governor of the New Castle, DE ~ Moose Lodge # 1578. Clinton honorably served our country in the United States Army during World War II.
He was the beloved husband of the late Catherine Connell (Haug); father of Ann Demasi (Kamran Habibi), Roger M. Connell (Gloria), Patrick M. Connell (Maureen), Dianne Hayden (Thomas), Mary Redding (James), Theresa Botta (Carl), Christine Connell (Clark Hoffman), Tamara Connell (Robert Sterling), Jacqueline Connell (Christopher Lamarche), Sean Connell, D. Kelly Connell (Rita) and the late Edward Connell (d. 1978); brother of the late Raymond Connell and the late Vernon Connell; grandfather and great-grandfather of MANY. He is also survived by his former wife, Kathleen Elizabeth Connell (nee Kelly).
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 am on Monday, December 10, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 212 Meredith Street in Kennett Square. Burial with military honors will follow in Delaware Veterans Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
of MATTHEW GENEREUX
Longwood Funeral Home of Matthew Genereux
913 East Baltimore Pike Kennett Square, PA 19348
Published in The News Journal on Dec. 9, 2012