Margaret A. McConnell

Margaret Ann McConnell, 85, of Lake Placid, passed away on Nov. 26, 2021, at home surrounded by the love and support of her family.

Born on Feb. 10, 1936 to Augustine and Margaret McCarty in Albany, she immediately brought joy and laughter into the world.

Marge went on to graduate from Academy of the Holy Names in 1953. After graduating from high school, Marge worked with the New York Telephone Company.

Marge met the love of her life, Tom McConnell, at the age of 12 years old. After knowing each other for many years and falling in love, they were married on April 7, 1956 and were inseparable ever since. Soon after, Marge joined her husband in Germany for over a year where he was stationed at the U.S. Air Force Base in Frankfurt. After returning home to Albany for another decade, they relocated to Lake Placid, where they remained. Marge and Tom were married for over 65 years and had three beautiful children, Donna, Colleen and Kelly.

Marge was a fiercely dedicated mom to all of her children, raising all three of them to go on to accomplish great things. Family came first and was above all else to Marge, a value she instilled in all those around her. The void left by her absence is impossible to fill.

Survivors include her husband, Tom McConnell, and children: Donna McConnell of Lake Placid; Colleen Holmes and her husband John of Lake Placid; and Kelly Saunders and her husband Jim of Columbia, South Carolina. She is also survived by grandchildren, Tyler (Monica) Saunders, Shannon (Shannon) Langley, Dylan (Victoria) Duffy, Paige Saunders, Caitlin (Andrew) True, Molly McConnell, Maddie Saunders and Cooper Holmes; and great-grandchildren, Ava and Aubrey Saunders, Weston, Bennett and Mia Langley, Frankie Duffy, Delaney Dangerfield and Bodhi True.

She was predeceased by her parents, Augustine and Margaret McCarty.

A funeral Mass will begin at 11 a.m. with a calling hour starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at St. Agnes Church in Lake Placid. The Mass will also be broadcast live on Facebook for those who cannot be here in person.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to High Peak’s Hospice.

The M. B. Clark, Inc. Funeral Home in Lake Placid is in charge of arrangements.

Relatives and friends are invited to share a story, or leave condolences at www.nbclarkfuneralhome.com.