Marion Lucille Haskell
1941 - 2021
BORN
December 23, 1941
DIED
January 10, 2021

Haskell, Marion Lucille (Connell)

Born December 23, 1941, 79, of Manchester, MO, fortified in the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church, on Sunday, January 10, 2021. Marion was born December 23, 1941 to the late John and Lucille Connell of Webster Groves, MO. She is survived by her husband of fifty-two years, Gerald (Jerry), and her children Michael and Suzanne (Noonan) Haskell of Hoboken, NJ, Holly (Haskell) and Richard Chasnoff of University City, MO, Patrick and Colleen (Linehan) Haskell of Lloyd Harbor, NY, Megan Haskell Martin of St. Louis, MO, Timothy and Amy (Morgan) Haskell of Houston, TX, and Kevin and Katherine (Deacon) Haskell of Bronxville, NY. Most precious to Marion's heart, she is also survived by her thirteen grandchildren: Andy, Jacob, Riley, Patrick Jr.(PJ), Breckan, James, Michael Jr.(MJ), John (Jack), Emry, Reagan, Lucy, Olivia and Theodore (Teddy). Loving sister to Mary June (Norman) Turek, Gloria Williams, the late Robert (Ethel) Connell, the late Joyce (John) Mullen, and the late Jack (Sallie/Barbara) Connell. She is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and so many more for whom her generous life touched their souls.

Marion was raised in Webster Groves, MO and was a graduate of St. Joseph's Academy, class of 1960. She spent beloved time in the convent of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet before the Lord called her to different work. After attending the nursing program at St. Louis University, Marion worked for several years before she met the love of her life, Jerry Haskell, a native of San Francisco, CA, and they were blessed with a family of their own. Marion and Jerry were parishioners of St. Joseph's of Manchester for the entirety of their marriage. Their romance lasted more than fifty-two years before she was called to Heaven, but it produced six children and thirteen grandchildren, who are called to carry on Marion's lifelong effort to provide a table for all who wish to join.

A parishioner of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Manchester for more than 55 years, Marion was a devout Catholic and, together with Jerry, deeply committed to Catholic education and parish life. She served as School Board President, PTA President, Sausage Supper Chairperson, among many other parish roles. She was also an active alumnae and champion of St. Joseph's Academy, as well as St. Louis University High School and DeSmet Jesuit High School.

She was a fierce and deeply committed advocate for children and the dispossessed. She served many years as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), seeking ways for abused or neglected children to find a safe, permanent home and opportunity to thrive. Marion also walked alongside those whose life was shattered by abuse and addiction, as well as their spouses and family, believing deeply in the power of reconciliation and living one day at a time.

Marion was a devoted wife, mother, and friend who endlessly strove to provide a loving table for all. Throughout her life, she was welcoming to all who needed a warm meal and an open ear. The countless friends and family who spent an evening at her dinner table know the warmth with which she opened her home and heart and the joy in which she offered both.

It is said that "Heaven is at the feet of Mothers" and indeed Marion's children and grandchildren rest comfortably knowing that she no longer suffers this mortal coil, but instead shares in the richness and love of the everlasting life for which she had such deep faith. Those she leaves behind will find it difficult to fill the void of her absence, but know that we all will join her at the Lord's table in time.

Services: Visitation will be private, a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, January 15, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Manchester. A private burial at St. Joseph's Cemetery will follow. A Memorial Mass and celebration for those that cannot travel or attend due to COVID restrictions will be announced later this year. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Louis CASA, www.stlcasa.org or CASA of St. Louis, 105 S. Central, St. Louis MO 63105, are appreciated. A service of the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory. Friends may sign the family's on-line guestbook at Schrader.com.



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Published by St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Jan. 13, 2021.
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15
Funeral Mass
11:00a.m.
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
, Manchester, Missouri
Funeral services provided by:
Schrader Funeral Homes & Crematory
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Such a kind and caring soul.
Shawn Oberreiter
Friend
January 16, 2021
Cathy and I pray for your Mother Marion Lucille Haskell - as well as your entire extended Families during these difficult times. God Bless. RIP RMG
Robert Grillo
Friend
January 15, 2021
A beautiful mass for a lovely person. Rest in eternal glory. My sympathy to her family.
Julie Blow
Classmate
January 15, 2021
Such a sweet and fun loving person. We met at Mercy Medical Center years ago. We became working buddies and then friends. Marion was the most awesome hostess when she invited you to her home. You knew you were going to be taken care of. She taught me many things and was not afraid to share them. In fact I never knew what a White Russian was till Marion introduced me to it. Except she was out of cream and she used vanilla ice-cream. A little bit of a bad influence but not to bad. She loved talking about her kids. You were her live. All these memories came rushing back as I thought of years gone. My prayers go out to you kids and grandkids. I know the loss you are feeling and it hurts so bad. There are no words I can use to make it better except she is at peace. My prayers go out to you all. I pray that all the beautiful memories you have shared flood your days and put you at peace. My sincere sympathy, Love Jessie
Jessica Crites
January 15, 2021
To Kevin and Pat,

You have our deepest, sincerest sympathy. Your mom’s legacy of selflessness displayed the true meaning of “being there for others” and provided hope and light into their lives. Her commitment to care made an impact on all those she came into contact with, especially you and all your brothers, sisters, children and relatives. Her heart-passion for helping others, especially youth in need, has been and now is a part of you, forever. Such a Blessing.

We are all here for the both of you and wish you nothing but comfort and strength during this time, of grieving and also of celebrating her wonderful life.

BHGHNY
JOSEPH PATULEIA
Friend
January 14, 2021
Great lady, good friend, she will be missed by many friends!
Mary & Jack Hynes
Jack Hynes
Friend
January 14, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. It must be easier knowing where Marion is now. We enjoyed seeing your family at Mass.
Peg & Pat Callahan
January 14, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. So sorry to hear of the passing of Marion; she was a delightful person and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. I know her grandchildren were her pride and joy. Love, your cousin, Mary Ann Egan Burkert
Mary Ann Burkert
January 13, 2021
Dear Holly, Rich and family, We were very saddened to learn about the passing of your beloved mother, Marion. She was a lovely lady. May her memory always be a blessing. Love and kisses, your cousins
Judi and Marty Lucatorto
Family
January 13, 2021
A Lovely Lady and will be missed
Linda & Terry Daum
Friend
January 13, 2021
Remembering the fun times Marion and I had summers at pat and COLLEEN´s house with them and our shared grandkids. Sitting on the porch sneaking a cigarette laughing , sharing gossip and more than one glass of wine. Wish we had more of those days. Rest In Peace and fly with the angels
Jane linehan
January 13, 2021
Mrs Haskell was such a warm, caring, inviting and loving person. She has touched the hearts of all who knew her. I know she will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time!!
Melanie Patel (Bacon)
Friend
January 13, 2021
Marion was a a high spirited and uplifting lady. Our deepest sympathy to all. Jeane and Dick Bacon
Jeane Bacon
Friend
January 13, 2021
Sincere condolences to Megan her Dad and Siblings.
Marie Osullivan
Friend
January 13, 2021
Marion was a loving and beautiful person. She loved her grandchildren dearly and it was always special to hear her speak to them on the phone on special occasions. Her smile was warm and inviting and I loved to hear her laugh. Together with Jerry she raised six fine children, one of which I am proud to call my son-in-law. Her spirit will live on through the many she so lovingly touched. May God welcome her with open arms.
Bob Morgan
Family
January 12, 2021
The St. Joseph's Academy Class of 1960 has lost another Angel. Marion was a sweet person with a soft voice and will truly be missed.
Carolyn Ring
Classmate
January 12, 2021
Wishing you peace Aunt Mary. Hope you’re smiling because of your great legacy with Uncle Jerry - your children and grandchildren. With deepest sympathy to all the Haskells.
Dana Williams
Family
January 12, 2021
A lovely lady and friend to all. She will be sorely missed.
Mary Kay Conroy
Friend
January 12, 2021