Marigrace McConnell

Dec 25, 2014

May 29, 1920 — March 1, 2008

NEW LONDON — Marigrace McConnell, 87, of New London, died Saturday at home after a lingering illness. 

 She was born May 29, 1920 in Olmsted Falls, daughter of the late Albert and Esther E. (Schoenherr) Jackson.

She had lived in New London most of her life, and for the past five years had made her home with her grandson, Steve and his wife, Laura and their three children.

She was a 1938 graduate of New London High School and a member of Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church, New London.

She is survived by a son, Dennis (Betty) McConnell of New London; daughters, Sally Roeder of New London, Mary (John) Burk of Mansfield and Sharon Gray of Mansfield; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; and a brother, Dale Jackson of New London.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. McConnell; a sister, Dolores Ropp; and brothers, Wayne and Dean Jackson.

Friends may call from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London, where a Rosary service will take place at 7 p.m. Visitation also will take place from 1 p.m. until the 1:45 p.m. prayer service on Tuesday at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 18 Park Ave., New London, with the Rev. Doug Taylor officiating.  Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, New London.

 Memorial gifts may be sent to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Drive, Ashland, Ohio 44805.

Online condolences may be made at www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.