MARY MCCONNELL
1936 - 2020
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MARY MCCONNELL With great sadness we note the passing of Mary McConnell, 83, on May 15, 2020 in Las Vegas. Mary was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 27, 1936. She retired to Las Vegas in 2001 and enjoyed traveling in the West and Southwest and especially to Alaska. She was an amateur astronomer, an avid reader, a cat lover and a friend to many. Mary loved helping others and as a member of the Senior Corps worked as a Foster Grandmother teaching reading. She was preceded in death by her beloved son Davey McConnell. She is survived by her brother Michael (Diana) Churns of Tomkins Cove, New York and by her sister Nora (Paul) Doerder of Highland Heights, Ohio. She was a beloved aunt to Eileen Ferretti, John Churns, Kevin Churns, Michael Churns, Dennis Churns, Marc Churns, Helena Musetich, Susan Lischuk, Chris Churns, Larry Churns and Elizabeth Katoa. Contributions in her memory can be made to the Animal Foundation of Las Vegas.



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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal from May 20 to May 21, 2020.
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May 26, 2020
Nora Doerder
Family
May 26, 2020
Mary, Elizabeth Katoa and Michael Churns in Ireland 2010
Nora Doerder
Family
May 26, 2020
Mary in Dublin 2010
Nora Doerder
Family
May 26, 2020
Mary at Red Rock 2017
Nora Doerder
Family
May 26, 2020
Mary was more than my big sister. She helped raise me, saw me through college and was always there for me.
Nora Churns Doerder
Family
May 24, 2020
Playing with Aunt Mary.
Sabrina CHURNS
Family
May 24, 2020
At the Dallas Arboretum.
Sabrina CHURNS
Family
May 24, 2020
I will always hold all the amazing memories we have with Aunt Mary, in my heart! I loved hearing about the wonderful stories and experiences she had to share.
Sabrina CHURNS
Family
May 24, 2020
Possum Kingdom Lake, TX
Mike Churns Jr.
Family
May 24, 2020
Possum Kingdom Lake, TX
Mike Churns Jr.
Family
May 24, 2020
Her favorite seat in Texas...
Mike Churns Jr.
Family
May 24, 2020
Well I am still kind of shocked by the passing of my dear Aunt Mary. The last time I spoke with her was the evening of May 12th. My Aunt Mary has consistently been in my life for 56 years, ever since I was a baby, and she taught and told me about many things in this world. She was easy to get along with, independent and a wealth of knowledge. The holidays will not be the same without her, as she would periodically travel to Texas to spend time with me, my Wife (Anna Rita) and two kids (Parker and Sabrina). I will miss her and keep her in my thoughts for the rest of my life.
Mike Churns Jr.
Family
May 24, 2020
Christmas 2018
ANNA CHURNS
Family
May 24, 2020
"Marc the Moose"
ANNA CHURNS
Family
May 24, 2020
Thanksgiving 2017
ANNA CHURNS
Family
May 24, 2020
Aunt Mary has made an impression in many people lives, since her very early days. She will be always remembered in our home, especially during the Holidays. For the past few years she liked to spend Thanksgiving with us, where the turkey leg was always reserved for her ! Every Christmas season, the ornaments and decorations she has given us through the years, come out to adorn our home as we listen and sing to "Marc the Moose". Thank you for creating families traditions with us Aunt Mary! R.I.P
ANNA CHURNS
Family
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