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Dorothy C. Connell
Jul 17, 1916 - Jan 26, 2014
Resident of San Francisco
Dorothy Connell, 97, died peacefully in her home on January 26, 2014. Resident of San Francisco since 1942 when she married Jack Connell, a San Francisco school teacher, who preceded her in death in 1979. Dorothy was born July 17, 1916, in Oakland, CA to Edward and Margaret Mockel, Dorothy graduated from University High School, Oakland. Attended Merritt Business College. Worked for US Public Health Dept and City & County Tax Collectors Ofc. in San Francisco. Member of Retired City & County Employees Assoc & a member of the Diamond Senior Center. She was preceded in death by her brother Gene Mockel and his wife Alma, Donald Mockel, 2 sisters, Phyllis Hungerford (Robert) & Vivian Thorsen. She is survived by her sister in law Peggy Mockel and brother in law Robert Thorsen as well as loving Aunt to Judy Hungerford, Dan Thorsen, Rev. George Mockel, Kathi Townsend (Dan), Dennis Mockel (Mary), Jim Mockel (Cindi), Ken Mockel (Diane), Ron Mockel, Phyllis Graser (Dave), Christine Meredith (Ridge), Maureen O'Connor (Neil), her Godchild, Annette Snyder and many great nieces and nephews. Dorothy was never blessed with children but was the family Matriarch. She was a faithful parishioner of St.Emydius Catholic Church in San Francisco. The Family would like to thank her caretakers, Digna Refuerzo, Terri Diaz and her dear friend Mary Rowe. Celebration of her life will be held Friday, January 31, 2014 at St. Albert The Great, 1022 Holly St. Alameda. Viewing from 10-11am, Mass at 11am, reception immediately following. Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetary, in Hayward. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Anthony's Foundation, 150 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102 or a .

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Published in Inside Bay Area on Jan. 29, 2014
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