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Mary Connell

Mary E. Connell (Goertz)

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Obituary

Mary G. Connell, 85, a life-long Beacon resident, passed away on May 13, 2019 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. She was born on October 23, 1933 in Kingston, NY, daughter of the late Rev. Phillip Goertz and Vera Barnum Goertz.

On March 21, 1959 in Hughsonville, NY, she married Edmund Connell, who predeceased her on February 12, 2010.

Mary was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Beacon; She was a graduate of Beacon High School; a member of the Daughter of the American Revolution, and Order of the Eastern Star of Beacon; and also a member of the Mt. Hope Grange.

Mary is survived by her 5 daughters: Carrie Connell, Esther Carrington, Kathryn Galarza, Virginia Connell and Judith Connell. She is also survived by her sister Jacqueline Moroau and sister-in-law Grace Short; and her 7 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren. Along with her husband Edmund, Mary was predeceased by a grandson Michael McElrath and her sister Elinor Goertz Elder.

The family will receive friends from 9-11am on Friday, May 17th at the First Presbyterian Church of Beacon, 50 Liberty St., Beacon, where a Funeral Service will be held 11AM, followed by interment in Fishkill Rural Cemetery, Fishkill.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the LIBBY FUNERAL HOME, 55 Teller Avenue, Beacon, NY 845-831-0179. To offer a message of condolences or share a fond memory, please visit: www.libbyfuneralhome.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 17th, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Friday, May 17th, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    First Presbyterian Church of Beacon
    Address
    50 Liberty Street
    Beacon, NE 12508
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  • Service

    Friday, May 17th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, May 17th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    First Presbyterian Church of Beacon
    Address
    50 Liberty Street
    Beacon, NE 12508
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Ben Larson-Wolbrink
  • Interment

    Location
    Fishkill Rural Cemetery
    Address
    801 U.S. 9
    FISHKILL, NY 12524
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Bruce Mather

Posted at 08:10pm
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Karen

Posted at 10:35pm
So sorry to hear about your loss Virginia, my condolences go out to you and your family. God Bless! Much Love, Karen Day-Wright
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Karen Day-Wright

Posted at 09:00pm
With heartfelt condolences. Love, Karen and George Wright
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Scott McArthur

Posted at 07:54pm
Judith I am so sorry to read about your moms passing. I will always remember her smile and warm greeting whenever we saw each other in church. My prayers are with you and all your loved ones. God Bless You.
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karen

Posted at 11:31am
Sorry for your loss, there will be no more pain now. And always know that she knew how much she was loved. Carol and Karen
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