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Colin Max Connell

July 1, 1938 November 9, 2020
Colin Max Connell
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Obituary for Colin Max Connell

Colin Max Connell, age 82, long-time resident of Lapeer, passed away suddenly at his winter home in Florida, on Monday, November 9, 2020.

He was born July 1, 1938 in Gagetown, Michigan to Max and Pauline (Smith) Connell. He grew up in Cass City with two younger brothers. He joined the Navy after high school and served on the USS Intrepid for four years.

Following the Navy, Colin married Katherine Louise McLeod, who preceded him in death in 2015. Over the years, he enjoyed raising his family and mastering many hobbies, such as camping, sailing, experimental aircraft building and flying. He also started many companies, most notably, Hensley Mfg. Inc.

He was an avid reader. In later years, he enjoyed studying history, philosophy and religions.
His family was most important to him. His rendition of “The Night Before Christmas” was a cherished family tradition.

Colin was preceded in death by his wife Katherine, his son John and his brothers Larry and Brent.

He is survived by his children Susan Connell, Kathleen Sanders and Kelly (Ron) Estrada; his grandchildren Hollie Hardy, Amanda Walker, Gordon Marshall, Ross Marshall, Erin (Matt) Hudson, John Marshall, Sydney (Matt) Delong and Andrew Estrada; his great-grandchildren Montana Atwell, Jimmie Wilson, Nathanial Scott, Evan Hudson, Elsie Hudson, Logan Marshall, Brynlee Marshall and Micah Delong; his great-great-grandchild Lillyona Atwell; and his beloved dog, Lucy.

A private memorial gathering for Colin Connell will take place at Lynch and Sons Funeral Directors - Capstick Chapel in Lapeer on Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 1:00–3:00 p.m.

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1:00 PM 11/21/2020 1:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 11/21/2020 3:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Capstick Chapel

542 Liberty Park
Lapeer, MI 48446

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Capstick Chapel
542 Liberty Park Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

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