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“Family of Rose McConnell. Remembering all the times with Rose and Ed, I was so saddened to read of Rose's passing. I had a good visit with her two...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Ann Ormond

“Wanted the family to know that they are in our prayers. The Boyers ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Larry Boyer - Wilmington, DE

“There is just one word to describe Rose and that is "sweet." Just holding hands and chatting made us both so happy. I will miss seeing her in...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Ruth Crossan - Hockessin, DE

“I became a telephone friend to Miss Rosie through her visits with mygranddaughter, Anne Dunlap, and Anne's companion dog Gizmo.Anne has disabilities...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Dorothy Dunlap - savannah, GA

“She was a lovely lady. The students of Del Tech and myself enjoyed caring for her. Rest in Peace Rosie. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“Her smile lit up the room. A gracious and gentle lady whose kindness to our mother will never be forgotten. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Sara (McCormick) Regalia - Boise, ID

“We are saddened to hear of the loss of your Mother - the many fond memories will live on in your heart - take care Lucy and Walter Spence ”
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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.