O’Connell, Marie

Marie (Kaechele Rocklein) O’Connell, formerly of Farmington Woods, Farmington, entered into eternal rest surrounded by her family on Tuesday, October 13, 2009. She was born on December 6, 1926 in Bridgeport, the daughter of the late Gretchen Elliott and Henry Kaechele of Trumbull. Marie is survived by her daughter, Christina Rocklein Monteith and her husband Shawn of Burlington, her son, Robert Rocklein of Danvers, MA, 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her stepmother, May Kaechele of Bridgeport, her two brothers, Alan Kaechele and his wife Linda of San Diego, CA and Robert Kaechele and his wife Joan of Trumbull. Marie was a graduate of Southern Seminary in Buena Vista, Virginia. Prior to her retirement, Marie was a long-time employee of Michael’s Jewelers. Marie’s passions included her family, her love of animals, particularly her dog Sam, and the New York Yankees. For those that knew her well, she was best known for her strong independent nature. The family would like to express their thanks to the staff on 4th South at the Hebrew Home and Hospital, West Hartford, and the staff of the Connecticut VNA Partner’s Hospice Program. Special thanks to Leann, Brittany and Stephanie for visiting as often as you did. Funeral Services and burial are private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Connecticut VNA Partner’s Hospice Program, 111 Founders Plaza, 2nd Floor, East Hartford, CT 06108. Arrangements are being handled by The Ahern Funeral Homes, Inc.

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