Dennis R. McConnell, 72, life long resident of New London, died Thursday, August 7, 2014, at his home after a three year illness. He was born April 11, 1942 in New London, to the late Robert and Marigrace McConnell.
He graduated in 1960 from New London High School. Dennis served in the U.S. Army as part of the USA Science and Technology Center in Tokyo, Japan. He worked 26 ½ years as an offset press operator at Nordson Corporation in Amherst.
Dennis was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in New London. He was an avid walker who was very seldom idle. Dennis enjoyed working and watching television.
Dennis is survived by his wife of 51 years, Betty Ann; son, Chris McConnell of New London and siblings, Sally Roeder of New London, Mary (John) Burk and Sharon Gray both of Mansfield.
Friends may call 5 until 8 P.M., Sunday, August 10, 2014, at Eastman Funeral Home, New London, with a Rosary service at 8 P.M. A service will be held 11 A.M., Monday, August 11, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 18 Park Ave., New London, with Father Doug Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, New London.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Drive, Ashland, OH 44805 or Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.