Sandra McConnell

April 1, 2012  

PORT LEYDEN, N.Y.    Sandra McConnell, 62, of Railroad Street, died Sunday morning, April 1, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, where she had been a patient since Friday.

A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden, with Rev. Lawrence Marullo officiating. Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc, Lowville.

Born Sept. 20, 1949, in Watertown, a daughter of Harold H. and Jean Marie Snyder McConnell, she was placed with CNY DSO in 1956 due to her disabilities.  

She has recently resided with the Port Leyden IRA/CNY DSO. She had a special relationship with all the staff at the Port Leyden IRA and loved to play with balls.  

Sandra currently attended and enjoyed the day habilitation program in Turin, through The Arc-Oneida-Lewis Chapter, NYSARC.

Surviving are
five siblings, Ronald and Linda McConnell of Remsen, Kathleen Clark of West Winfield, Vivian Pieropan of Camden, Gerald and Jane McConnell of Oswego, Venice Richards of Florida; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  

Sandra had a special relationship with her niece/advocate, Connie L. Jordan, Lyons Falls.

She was predeceased by four sisters, Marlene and Francine McConnell, who died as children, Barbara Jean Cheseboro, and Brenda Phillips.

Contributions may be made to Friends of The Arc, 245 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13501 or CNY DSO, 118 Utica Business Park, Utica, NY 13502.

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Information provided by Iseneker Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.