Mrs. Rosalie Andrews McConnell

  • Born: August 5, 1924
  • Died: July 16, 2017
  • Location: Hockessin, Delaware

Chandler Funeral Homes & Crematory

2506 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803

Tel. (302) 478-7100

Tribute & Message From The Family


Rosalie Andrews McConnell, 92, Hockessin, DE, passed away peacefully on July 16, 2017 at Cokesbury Village; her home for the past 26 years. She was born on August 5, 1924 in Dayton, TN and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She worked briefly in Washington, DC during the war and as a reporter for the Chattanooga Times. She married Edward Johnston McConnell Jr. in 1949 and they were transferred to Wilmington with DuPont in 1960.

She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Jr. She is survived by her sons, Edward III (Jeanne), Andrew (Nancy) and Samuel (Chris); her grandchildren Christin (Carey), Emily (Todd), Kelly, Andrew, Mac; her great-grandson Ryker and her "special son" Bryan Abrams.

A memorial service will be held at Cokesbury Village, Hockessin, DE on Friday, July 28th at 2 pm. Burial will be in Chattanooga, TN.

The family would like to thank Bonita Ryan as well as the amazing staff of Cokesbury for their love and compassion during her final days.