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Emma Mildred
McConnell (House)

August 7, 1934 – April 23, 2024

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Obituary for Emma Mildred McConnell (House)

In Loving Memory
Emma Mildred House McConnell
April 23, 2024

Emma Mildred House McConnell, 89, of Mexico, NY; passed away on April 23, 2024. Emma was born on the old homestead on Richardson Road, Mexico on August 7, 1934, to Conrad and Nellie House. She graduated from Mexico Academy and Central School in 1953. Nicknamed “Slim” she was treasurer of the Flower Club, played basketball, was a member of the Library Club and participated in the Cornell Fashion Show. To sum Emma’s life up, she was quoted on the “Senior Class Will” page saying “I will my locker (Number 12) to anyone who can keep it clean.”

In Emma’s younger years she worked at Cutuli’s groceries in Maple View, and Goodno’s Grocery in Colosse. After graduation she worked at MK Candle Company in Syracuse, but the two jobs she cherished the most were being the bookkeeper for the Town of Mexico from 1979-1991 and driving bus for Oswego BOCES from 1978-1991. Emma married Melzer McConnell on September 1, 1956, and spent 53 years together before his passing in June 2012.

Emma loved cooking, sewing, family camping with grandkids, and playing Skip-Bo. She was the 4-H leader of the Prattham Busy Beavers. She loved to travel and square dance. She was a loving mother and a good friend and neighbor to those around her.

Emma was predeceased by her husband Melzer G. McConnell, their son Lester V. McConnell, her parents Conrad and Nellie House and her siblings Lawrence House, Sarah Clement and Charles House.

Emma is survived by her children Cynthia (Michael) Wade and Gary (Deborah) McConnell, her eight grandchildren, Aaron (Linda) Wade, Seth Wade, Ellen (Dalton) Martin, April McConnell, Christopher (Tiffany) McConnell, Emily (Steven) Skardinski, Donald McConnell, Nik D'Emanuele along with eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday May 2, 2024 at The First Congregational Church of New Haven, 4270 NY 104, New Haven, NY 13121. Relatives and Friends are invited to a calling hour from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Internment will take place at Pleasant Lawn Cemetery following funeral services. Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, Inc. Mexico, NY.

Memorial Contributions in Emma’s name may be made to the Alzheimer's Association 5015 Campuswood Dr., Suite 102, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

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First Visitation

When Thursday, May 2, 2024 1:00pm - 2:00pm
New Haven Congregational Church
4270 NY-104
New Haven, New York 13121
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Service Information

Thursday, May 2, 2024 2:00pm
New Haven Congregational Church
4270 NY-104
New Haven, New York 13121

Interment Information

Pleasant Lawn Cemetery
Parish, New York 13131
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