Mary (Goertz) Connell

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:

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  1. AB says:

    Please find comfort during this difficult time in the loving promise from our Heavenly Father Jehovah that we can see our loved ones again right here on earth at John 5:28,29 when He calls them from their memorial tombs.

  2. Lucette & John says:

    Our sincere sympathy for your lost.You are all in our prayer.

  3. RGH says:

    Our Creator did not intend for humans to live just 70 or 80 years or so. His original purpose was for mankind to live forever on earth. Soon God will resurrect those who have died. Acts 24:15. With sympathy to the family. May you take comfort in God’s promises of a resurrection.

  4. karen says:

    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

  5. Scott McArthur says:

    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.

  6. Karen says:

    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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