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E. Maureen Connell

August 27, 2020


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Maureen Connell

August 27, 2020


Maureen Connell, 79, of Hughestown passed away on Thursday in The Gardens at East Mountain, Plains Township.


She was born in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Francis and Margaret Dunleavy Connell.  Maureen was a graduate of the first class at West Side Central Catholic High School in Kingston.  She was a graduate of College Misericordia, where she obtained degrees in both library science and biology.


Prior to her retirement, Maureen had been employed as a teacher and librarian for the Wilkes-Barre Area School District.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Margaret Collett, Joan Ferraro, Ann Marie Jaske, Patricia Gelsleichter, Eileen Spangenburg and her infant sister, Frances.  She was also preceded in death by her fiancé, Charles Karichner.


Maureen is survived by her sister, Judith Gelsleichter, Wilkes-Barre and by numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.


Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday at 1 pm in St. Andrew Parish, 316 Parrish Street, Wilkes-Barre.  Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.


There will be no public calling hours.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Gardens at East Mountain, 101 E. Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, PA  18702.


Condolences may be sent by visiting, Maureen’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.


Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.