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Thomas Patrick Connell

July 16, 2013

Thomas Patrick Connell, 66, of Benton passed away July 9, 2013 at his home with his family by his side.
Mr. Connell was born July 6, 1947, in Fayetteville to the late Edward Noone and Elizabeth Dodd Connell.  He had retired after working 40 years for Centerpoint Energy in Little Rock as a warehouse foreman.  He graduated from University of Arkansas in Fayetteville with a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture engineering.  
In addition to his parents, two brothers, David and Edward "Buddy" Connell, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Toni Connell; one daughter, Mary Robnett and husband Danny of Benton; two sons, William Connell and wife Lisa of Little Rock and J. Patrick Connell and wife Robin of Searcy; one sister, Sister Jeanne Mary Connell of Texarkana; two brothers, Michael Connell and wife Patti of Portland, Ore., and William Connell and wife, Beckye of Lillian, Ala.; seven grandchildren, Sarah, Mathew, Nicholas, Olivia and Caleb (C.W.) Connell and Brenden and Noah Robnett; several nieces and nephews; the Milam family; and many friends.
Funeral Mass is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, July 12, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Father Norbert Rappold officiating. Mr. Connell’s seven grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Jay Reaver, Chuck Renegar, Kenneth Gaines, Ricky Tricky, Lonnie Lakey, Donnie McClendon and Mike Newcomb.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. A 7 p.m. rosary service will be conducted by Father Joseph Ejimofor.
Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church or School, or to Mt. St. Mary Academy, 3224 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock, AR 72205.
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