Donn S. Connell
- January 16, 1924 - March 10, 2009
- Newport, Rhode Island
of Donn's Passing
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“Jimmy, Lisa & Anita,
I was saddened to hear of the passing of your father. He was a wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely...Read More »
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“Dear Connell Family. My condolences to you for the loss of your father. You are in my thoughts. Cathy Diogot-McCauley
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“Lisa, Anita, Jimmy--I have just learned of your father's death and I am so sorry..as you know, your Mom and Dad were two of our favorite people and...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Juanita Diogot - Virginia Beach, VA
“You were all an important part of the fabric of our childhood. We remember sunny days and laughs. May both of your parnets rest in peace. Our...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: christine - middletown, RI
“Anita, Jim, and Lisa
We can't begin to tell you what
good times we had with your Father.
His wit and generosity will be remembered forever in our...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Sonny & Gerry - Portsmouth, RI
“Lisa, I just heard about the death of Don last night and I am deeply sorry for your loss. any time I visited you and your parents, he always had a...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: dennis brady - quincy, MA
“The Duke family hearts are with all the Connell family members. We for many wonderful years have been all very close, the loss of Don is painful to...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Bob&Jean Duke - Stuart, FL
“Sorry for your'e loss
8 of 13 | Posted by: Timmy Brady - Newport, RI
“Dearest Anita and Family,
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss, we know how much you will miss your Dad.
Our Deepest Sympathies to you
Bill &...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Bill & Ellie Gunther - SC
“Deepest sympathies to the Connell family in this time of loss. May your memories of better times provide you comfort and in the knowledge he is at...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Adriane Evans - Sarasota, FL
“My condolences are with you Jenny and Melissa and to all your family,
11 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy Marie Kent - Middletown, RI
“Don was a wonderful man and will be missed
12 of 13 | Posted by: ralph smith - RI
“Jimmy,Lisa,and Anita my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very sad time. Peace
13 of 13 | Posted by: Andy Bacon - Marco Island, FL
Newport, RI - Donn S. Connell, 85, of 6 Record Street, Newport, RI, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at home surrounded by his family.
He was the husband of the late Dolores P. (Mello) Connell, his wife of 57 years.
Born in Newport, RI on January 16, 1924, he was the son of the late James J. and Agnes (Kelleher) Connell.
Mr. Connell served in the United States Marines for three years in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He was one of only 300 Marines to land on the actual Island of Japan just before the end of the war. He was a lifelong Newporter, and was involved in Real Estate Management and Investing. He was a devoted husband and father, a man with quick wit and a great sense of humor. Donn was a big sports fan, as far as he was concerned Notre Dame Sports were #1. He was also an avid racquetball player.
He is survived by his children, James T. Connell of Sarasota, FL, Lisa Connell of Newport, RI and Anita Gifford of Middletown, RI, his grandchildren, Michaela Kroll, James Kroll, Melissa Connell, Jennifer Connell, Jilda Lalli, Whitney Connell, Alexandra Lalli and Sean Brady, his great grandchildren, Jera Kroll, Phoenix Perry, Alyssa Macedo, Kyle Connell and Jalen Connell and his sister-in-law Kathleen S. Connell of Middletown,
He was the father o the late Dolores "Laurie" Connell and Donald J. "Donnie" Connell, and the brother of the late James T. Connell, Gerald "Jerry" Connell and Eugenia Walsh.
His funeral will be held on Friday, March 13, 2009, beginning with calling hours from 11:00am-1:00 pm in Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport, followed by a funeral service at 1:00pm in the funeral home.
A burial ceremony with Military Honors will follow at St. Columba's Cemetery Chapel in Middletown