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Maureen O’Connell


Stonington — Maureen Elizabeth (O’Neil) O’Connell of Stonington passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017, at the Westerly Hospital. Her children were at her bedside.

Maureen was an accomplish­ed woman with a respect and love for life, friends and especially family. She was born in New York City, daughter of the late Edward and Emma (Jennings) O’Neil. Maureen received a B.A. in mathematic­s from the College of Mount St. Vincent’s, and a master’s from Harvard University. She was a creative teacher of math at both the high school and college levels. Most importantl­y, she was an amazing and loving wife, mother and grandmothe­r.

Married to Jim for 56 years, a mother to Christophe­r of Boston, Mass., Peter of Newport, R.I., Michael of Kerhonkson, N.Y., Elizabeth of Woodbridge, Va., and Kathleen of Essex Junction, Vt. Her grandchild­ren, upon whom she has had a wondrous influence, are Joshua and Zeke, Flynn, Aidan and Brennan, Kylie, Caitlin, and Cullen, and Emma and Fiona.

Her dearest friends are those women with whom she attended Mount St. Vincent and in the ensuing years shared a spirit of love, support and mirth.

Her family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 7, at the Mystic Funeral Home located on Route 1 in Mystic.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Edmund Retreat, Enders Island, PO Box 399, Mystic, CT. 06355.

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