June 29, 1944



JUNE 29, 1944


Mrs. Frank McConnell

The death of Mrs. Frank McConnell, widow, aged 70, occurred Sunday evening, June 25, at the home in Welsford, from the effects of a heart attack on the previous Thursday. Rev. A. D. MacKinnon, Pastor of Berwick United Church, conducted funeral services yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, at the late Mrs. McConnell’s home, and interment was in Berwick Cemetery, pallbearers being Arthur Parker, Claire Kinsman, Rufus Margeson and L. R. Whitman.

Born at Kendle Green, Mass., daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Finn, Mrs. McConnell removed to Welsford, as a bride fifty years ago, and had resided there continuously since, having there been the mother of thirteen children, one of whom died in infancy. Mr. McConnell died eight years ago.

Highly esteemed and noted for her hospitality, Mrs. McConnell was a member of Berwick United Church.

Surviving children are nine daughters and three sons. The daughters are: Mrs. W. J. MacElroy, Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. L. R. Whitman, Paradise, N.S.; Second Lt. Grace McConnell, R.N., with the U. S. Army overseas; Mrs. Harry Moir, Belmont, Mass.; Miss Leanna, at home; Miss Norma, R. N., Forrest Hills, Mass.; Miss Olive, R. N., Brookline, Mass.; Miss Joyce, teacher at Branksome Hall School, Toronto, now home on vacation; and Mrs. Arthur F. Parker, Berwick. Misses Norma and Olive McConnell, advised of their mother’s condition, arrived home Saturday afternoon.

Surviving sons are Fred and Craig McConnell, at home, and William A., in Waltham, Mass. A brother, John Finn, Weston, Mass., also survives.