Charles Anthony Connell

CHARLES ANTHONY CONNELL Charles Anthony Connell passed away on March 4, 2014 at 87 after a prolonged battle with congestive heart failure. Charles grew up in Rutland, Vermont in an Irish Catholic family of seven. After serving in the Army during WWII, Charles attended Sienna College in NY and graduated as Salutatorian with a degree in secondary education. He moved to Long Island to teach History and English at Walt Whitman High School in South Huntington, New York. He married Patricia, a fellow teacher, and they settled in Northport, NY and raised six children. Charles became a school guidance counselor in 1958, and went on to serve as Principal of Walt Whitman High School and Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent of South Huntington School District. After retiring, Charles and Pat moved to Wilmington, NC. He and Pat both loved the ocean and spent much of their time on beautiful Wrightsville Beach. Funeral information at

Published in the Wilmington Star-News on Mar. 16, 2014