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John J. "Jack" Connell

June 4, 1923 April 19, 2019
John J. "Jack" Connell
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Obituary for John J. "Jack" Connell

John J. “Jack” Connell, age 95, passed away Friday, April 19, 2019 in Livonia. He was born in 1923 in Chicago, Illinois to Thomas and Louise Connell.

Jack worked in sales for Muehlstein Company for over 30 years, retiring in 1989. He was a devout Catholic who was passionate about photography, travel, and supporting our national parks.

Jack is survived by his children, Rev. Fr. Patrick J. Connell and Catherine L. (Carrie A. Steele) Connell. He is preceded in death by his wife, Leatrice L. “Lee” Connell (1989), his son, John Connell and special friend, Winifred B. Johnson.

The family will receive friends Friday, April 26 from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM with a 7:00 PM Vigil Service at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 12 Mile Road, Berkley (two blocks west of Woodward Avenue).

Mr. Connell will lie in state Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 AM until the Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of La Salette Catholic Church, 2600 Harvard Road, Berkley (at Coolidge Highway, a few blocks north of 11 Mile Road). His son, Fr. Patrick J. Connell, will preside.

Burial will be on Monday, April 29 at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery in Alsip, Illinois (outside Chicago).

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of La Salette Catholic Church.


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Visitation

Friday

26

Apr

2:00 PM 4/26/2019 2:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 4/26/2019 9:00:00 PM
Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home & Cremation Services

2125 Twelve Mile Road
Berkley, MI 48072

There will be a 7:00 PM Vigil Service.

Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home & Cremation Services
2125 Twelve Mile Road Berkley 48072 MI
United States

Service

Saturday

27

Apr

11:00 AM 4/27/2019 11:00:00 AM
Our Lady of La Salette Catholic Church

2600 Harvard Road
Berkley, MI 48072

Mr. Connell will lie in state at church from 10:00 AM until the Mass of Resurrection.

Our Lady of La Salette Catholic Church
2600 Harvard Road Berkley 48072 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Final Resting Place

25800 W. 10 Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48034

25800 W. 10 Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48034

Memorial Contribution

Our Lady of La Salette Catholic Church

2600 Harvard Road
Berkley, MI 48072
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