Obituaries 9-11-2020

Dorothy Connell
Retired School Lunch Hour Monitor

Dorothy F. Connell, 96, of Roslindale, formerly of Jamaica Plain, passed away on August 23.

A retired Lunch Hour Monitor at the Mozart School in Roslindale, she was an avid Red Sox and Bruins fan.

The beloved wife of the late Michael J. Connell Jr., she was the loving mother of James Connell of Norwood, Leo Connell of Roslindale, Jane Bielenda and her husband, Thomas, of West Roxbury and the late Joseph Connell. Sister of the late William Kerrigan, Mary Reardon Hopkins and her twin sister of Edith Beck, mother-in-law of Judy Connell of Randolph grandmother of Stephanie, David, Jeremiah and Danielle and great-grandmother of Erik, Josiah, Declan, Ohana, Caden and Josephine.

Special thank you to Herta Jean and the staff of VNA Hospice and Palliative Care for the wonderful care they provided to Dorothy.

While respecting social distancing guidelines, a Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. John Chrysostom Church, 4750 Washington St., West Roxbury, on Thursday, August 27. Interment was at St. Joseph Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to VNA Care, Fund Development Office, 199 Rosewood Drive, Suite 180, Danvers, MA 01923. For guestbook condolences, please visit

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