Richard T. Connell
April 11, 1951 – January 3, 2021
Uncasville- Richard T. Connell, loving son, brother and uncle passed away on January 3, 2021 due to complications of Covid-19.
He was born on April 11,1951 in Derby,CT the son of the late Thomas and Helen Connell of Uncasville. Richard resided in Uncasville most of his life and was a resident of Orchard Grove Rehabilitation Center for the past 2 years. He was a graduate of Montville High School and held various odd jobs throughout his early years. Rick was a kind, caring and gentle soul who loved his family. He enjoyed spending time with the family dog, fishing, and going out to eat. He was very friendly and loved to talk with everyone. Rick could often be seen taking walks through the neighborhood he grew up in.
He is survived by his sister Suzanne DiCioccio of Uncasville and her husband Anthony. He also is survived by his niece Tonianne Henry and her husband Jon as well as cousins, a great niece and 2 great nephews. Richard was loved and so well cared for by the staff of Orchard Grove. Our family would like to thank and recognize their heroic dedication to him and all of the residents they care for during this very difficult time. There will be a private Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at St. John’s Church located on Maple Ave., Uncasville. Private burial will follow.
The Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen, is assisting with arrangements.
Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Richard T. Connell
January 6, 2021
To the family of Richard he was a wonderful person he will be greatly missed I think of him always when I would go to work he always would say to me we are going to Rome to meet the pope and I would say I will go with you and we talked about it all the time I loved to see him every morning he made me happy sometimes he would say looked who showed up he made me laugh I will miss our days together to his sister and family I’m very sorry for your loss your in my thoughts and prayers