OBITUARY

William A. McConnell

Passed away on March 15, 2014

William A. McConnell of New York City, New York entered into eternal rest on March 15, 2014. William was born on March 2, 1934 in Astoria, New York to William F. McConnell and Mary A. Lehecka. William worked as a Writer/Producer with HBO for many years. William will be missed by his family and friends. Visitation will be held Sunday March 16, 2014 from 2-5:00pm & 7-9:00pm. A funeral mass will take place Monday March 17, 2014 9:30am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church. Cremation to follow at Saint Micheal's Crematory at 10:45am located in East Elmhurst, New York. Arrangements under the direction of Thomas M. Quinn & Sons, Astoria, NY.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 16, 2014
  • Visitation Sunday, March 16, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Monday, March 17, 2014
REMEMBERING

William A. McConnell

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Mary Hicks

March 30, 2014

The heart of sweetitude! I love that he was a part of my life.

Brenda HIcks Nesbitt

March 30, 2014

The dearest of the dears. Generous and big-hearted, yet ever so gentle. You graced the time spent together at HBO. Rest in peace, dear friend.

March 26, 2014

March 26, 2014

He was always a gentleman with a big heart. Will miss you, Cousin Bill.

Love, Laura Plaisant
Oakland, CA

March 25, 2014

Iris Burkat

March 25, 2014

Although he didn't know it, WAM was a part of my life since shortly after I met my husband Howard. Instead of bedtime stories, for which Howard had no patience, Howard recited the WAM motto to me and our son Oliver - "Never assume!" I grew to love WAM, even though I hardly knew him.

Howard Burkat

March 24, 2014

He taught me all I know about our business. And always with a smile.

I was lucky enough to work with him at TWO networks.

"Never assume."

Linda Vitti

March 24, 2014

The true heart of our NBC family.
Your warmth, wit and sun-bright smile will never fade from memory.
May your dear, sweet soul rest in peace.

March 17, 2014

You always had a smile and a friendly hello. A true gentleman. Rest in peace Mr. Bill.
Donna Hackett

March 17, 2014

One of those rare people you remember with a smile, always. Rest in peace, Bill.

David and Kristen Bellin