Cecile M. "Marie" McConnell, age 80, of Painted Post, NY went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Corning Hospital.
Marie was born on September 20, 1937 in Weston, NY, the daughter of the late Cecil and the late Cleo M. (Orr) Walling. She married Joseph G. McConnell on February 21, 1959 in Riverside, NY. She worked as a cook for Sorge's Restaurant for over 35 years.
Marie will be remembered most of her loving spirit. She truly loved everyone she met and would welcome anyone in. She was Joe's best friend and always looked forward to his kiss every morning. She was an animal lover – especially her two canine companions, Domino and Ollie. Marie was a true matriarch – putting family at the center and will be remembered as being the best wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her loving husband, Joseph G. McConnell of Painted Post; children: Michael W. (Theresa) Radka of Painted Post, NY, Sheryl E. (Richard) Robertson of Addison, NY, JoAnn M. Lowrey of Statesville, NC, Denise A. (Jeffrey M. Koch) Winfield of Painted Post, NY, and Joseph P. (Christine Tietje) McConnell of Riverside, NY; grandchildren: Sara (Bill), Steve, Spencer, Samuel, Torrie, Chad, Jessica (Tyler), Hannah, Helen (Christopher), Dustin, Krystle (Matthew), Katherine; several great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lois E. Knickerbocker of MS; Jessica Smith-McConnell who was like a daughter; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Marie was predeceased by her son-in-law, Robin Lowrey; and sister-in-law, Florence Kellogg.
Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00pm at Carpenters Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. A funeral service will immediately follow at 3:00 pm. Burial will take place in the family plot in Coopers Plains Cemetery at the convenience of the family.