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Russell C. McConnell

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Russell C. McConnell

Boca Raton - Russell C. McConnell 85 of Boca Raton, FL, died Sunday, January 14, 2018, at home. Born in Lowell, MA, he lived there and in Worchester, MA, Washington Township, NJ for 40 years, and Manchester, NJ for 12 years before moving to Boca Raton last year. He was employed for 40 years as Director of Guidance at St Joseph's Regional High School, Montvale. While there, he also taught Latin, Greek, and German, and coached baseball and hockey. Prior to that, he taught at Mission High School, Roxbury, MA and St John's High School, Shrewsbury, MA. He received his Master's Degree from Boston College. He was a parishioner of St John's Church, Lakehurst. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. He is predeceased by a brother Paul McConnell and 3 sisters, Barbara, aka: Sr. St. Gertrude Bernard L.S.O.P., Mary DeMinter, and Elizabeth Crandall. Surviving is his loving wife, Carol (nee: Keegan), 2 daughters and their husbands, Anne and William Foster of Wyncote, PA, Rosemary and Michael Pleszkoch of Silver Spring, MD, 3 sons and their wives, John and Anne McConnell of Hyattsville, MD, Thomas and Amy McConnell of Fairlawn, NJ, and Raymond and Armida McConnell of Boca Raton, FL, a sister Jean aka: Sr. Gertrude Marie of Enfield, CT, and 7 grandchildren. Visitation is Monday from 4-8 pm at Oliverie Funeral Home, 2925 Ridgeway Road, Manchester, NJ. Funeral Liturgy is Tuesday at 10:00 am at St John's Church, Lakehurst with interment to follow at the Brigadier Gen. William C. Doyle NJ Veterans Cemetery, Arneytown. For directions, or to send online condolences, please visit our website at
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 21, 2018
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