Marjorie Louise McConnell

November 24, 1919March 8, 2014

Marjorie Louise McConnell, 94, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, March 8, 2014, following complications from recent surgery. A long-time resident of Arlington County, Virginia, 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 by her many friends and relatives. Mrs. McConnell was born in Petersburg, PA, on November 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, VA, Doris Renninger of Huntingdon, PA, and Janet Henney of Camp Hill, PA, as well as by her daughters Linda Schiavi, Rosemary Bott, and Janet McConnell, and by 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. Their wedding occurred on October 19, 1940, and shortly afterwards Mr. McConnell served honorably in the United States Army during World War II. On January 4, 1945, Mr. McConnell was wounded in combat in Belgium, and he later received the Purple Heart. After the war, Mr. McConnell was employed by the Veteran’s 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 service will be held at Murphy’s Funeral Home in Arlington, VA, on Friday March 14 at 11:00AM, with a later graveside ceremony at Arlington Cemetery. Mrs. McConnell was a treasure, and she will be missed by everyone who knew her.


  • Visitation Friday, March 14, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 14, 2014
  • Interment Thursday, May 1, 2014

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rose bott

April 10, 2014

Mom, we will remember and love you always. Je l'adore surtout quand Je l' exprisseme le moins. Rose & family

Gloria J. Minor

March 14, 2014


My heartfelt condolence goes out to you and your family. May the many memories shared with your mom comfort and sustain you during this difficult period.


Kathie Renninger

March 14, 2014

When I think of my Aunt Marge, I think of many wonderful memories from childhood through adulthood filled with her kind words, gestures and advice. She was the epitome of what an aunt should be and her loving and caring ways should be the standard for all aunts. Not many people have been blessed to know and love a person of her character and I thank God today that I was so blessed to have her in my life. Rest in peace, Aunt Marge. You'll remain in my heart forever. Until we meet again...

Earl Moore

March 14, 2014

Dave my prayers of comfort to you and your family during this time of grief, May GOD continue to keep you in his perfect peace. Love Earl Moore.

Charles Fillinger

March 13, 2014

Dear Dave,

I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. Please accept my condolences and know that I am thinking of you. May your heart always be filled with many wonderful memories of your Mom.

With deepest sympathy,


Charles Thaddeus Fillinger
ICE Associate Legal Advisor (Ret.)
Bangkok, Thailand

Mike Davis

March 13, 2014

Dave--I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Your mom sounds like an amazing woman who lived a wonderful, full life with an amazing family in whom I'm sure she took immeasurable pride. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Cathryn Little

March 13, 2014

Dear Dave and the McConnell family, whenever I think of your Mom, going back over 30 years, I think of her peaceful gentle nature and her sweet shy smile. As you said so well, she was a treasure, an absolute treasure, in the truest sense of the word. I remember meeting your Dad forever ago, and thinking that they were such a wonderfully matched couple. As sad as it is for everyone now, the one blessing is that they are happy together again in Heaven. And there's so much to be thankful for that! They were so proud of you! Much love to you all, Cathryn, William, Katie & Will Little

March 12, 2014

Dear Dave,
I was so sorry to hear of your mother's death. Your mother will be in my prayers, as will you. Please know that you are surrounded by a lot of good friends who would be honored to help you through this.
Best, Paschal and family

Kristen Giuffreda

March 12, 2014

Our thoughts and sympathies are with your family for the loss of this sweet and lovely woman.
Kristen & Will

paul tucker

March 12, 2014

Dave- I am so very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. From what I read here, I am amazed at what a wonderful and full life she led! To say Mrs. McConnell was truly an inspirational and beloved wife, sister, mother and grandmother is an understatement--her family was her life. You have my deepest sympathies...
Paul Tucker