Maurice A. “Morris” McConnell, 73, of Theresa

Maurice A. “Morris” McConnell, 73, of Theresa

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THERESA - Maurice A. “Morris” McConnell, 73, of Snell Rd., died Thursday, June 7, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, NY, where he had been a patient.

Born January 27, 1945 in Philadelphia, NY, he was a son of the late Norman and Dorothy June Tousley McConnell and graduated from Indian River Central School in 1964.

Maurice began working at St. Regis Paper Co., Deferiet, NY, shortly after graduation, working in the lab and with the paper machine and retiring in 2001.

He married Nancy Simmons of Theresa, NY on December 24, 1975.

Maurice enjoyed traveling, wood working, fishing, hunting, riding his gator. Spending time with family was everything to him.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Nancy; nine children, Robert Cole, Theresa, NY, Lisa and Scott Morrow, Theresa, NY, Mark and Veronica Cole, Gouverneur, NY, Geoff and Rebecca McConnell, FL, Michelle and Jamie Papin, Theresa, NY, Kim and Mark Scarlett, Hammond, NY, Renee and Jeff Davidson, Theresa, NY, Reenie and Mark DeRosia, Theresa, NY and Rae-Anne Robinson, LaFargeville, NY; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Harley and Sandra McConnell, Theresa, NY; a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Leon Davis, Alexandria Bay, NY; nieces, nephews and cousins.

A son-in-law, Craig Jobson and four siblings, Archie McConnell, Mary Taney, Roger McConnell and an infant brother, all died previously.

Funeral Services will be 11 am Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY. Burial will be in Grove Cemetery at a later date.

Calling hours will be 3-6 pm Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the funeral home.

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