Helga E McConnie
October 30, 1925 – February 20, 2021
95, of Tampa, Florida passed away Saturday, April 20, 2021. Helga was born and raised in Berlin, Germany, a place that was near and dear to her heart. In 1953, her adventurous spirit brought her and her daughter, Petra, to America. While in New York, she met Clifford, her devoted husband of 52 years. While on their honeymoon to Florida in 1955, they fell in love with the sunny weather and made the Tampa Bay area their permanent home. Because of her love of children, Helga started Armenia Kindergarten and Childcare Center which brought her tremendous joy. She enjoyed playing golf, tennis, and competitive duplicate bridge with dear friends. She was an avid traveler and relished learning about new cultures around the world. Her greatest joy was spending time with her beloved family. Helga is predeceased by her husband, Clifford, and daughter, Petra. Helga is survived by her son, Andreas McConnie, and wife, Daphne, and their children, Macy and Luke; and her daughter’s children, Marika and Jennifer Ismail. In lieu of flowers, the family is suggesting a donation to Hyde Park United Methodist Church to benefit the Portico may be made.
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Helga E McConnie
February 26, 2021
Helga and I were dearest friends since our years in LandO’Lakes, FL. I eventually returned to New England, but we continued to stay in touch and visit each other. I shall miss having her in my life. Dearest Andreas, you have always been so kind to me and my family. I hope we will continue to stay in touch. You were the brightest light in your Mother’s life. Much love to you and your family, Joan Green