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Date published: 3/12/2014

Marjorie L. McConnell

Marjorie Louise McConnell, 94, of Fredericksburg died Saturday, March 8, 2014, following complications from recent surgery.

A longtime resident of Arlington County, Mrs. McConnell had been living at Fredericksburg's Chancellor's Village Retirement Community since 2006. Known by all for being exceedingly kind and soft-spoken, she was a favorite among the residents and staff at Chancellor's Village and her many friends and relatives.

Mrs. McConnell was born in Petersburg, Pa., on Nov. 24, 1919, during the administration of President Woodrow Wilson. She was the second daughter of David Ross Haulman and Nettie Mae Howell, both of whom died before Mrs. McConnell reached adulthood.

She is survived by her three sisters, Rena Belle Westbrook of Arlington, Doris Renninger of Huntingdon, Pa., and Janet Henney of Camp Hill, Pa.; her daughters, Linda Schiavi, Rosemary Bott and Janet McConnell; and her son, David M. McConnell. Mrs. McConnell also enjoyed her six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mrs. McConnell was married for 49 years to Michael J. McConnell, who passed away in January 1990. They married on Oct. 19, 1940, and shortly thereafter Mr. McConnell served honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II. On Jan. 4, 1945, Mr. McConnell was wounded in combat in Belgium, and was later awarded the Purple Heart. After the war, Mr. McConnell was employed by the Veterans Administration until his retirement in 1977. He is interred at Arlington National Cemetery, and soon will be reunited there with his beloved Marjorie.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 14, at Murphy's Funeral Home in Arlington, with a later graveside ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

Mrs. McConnell was a treasure, and she will be missed by everyone who knew her.