In Memory

Michael Oshea Connell - Class Of 1985

Michael Oshea Connell

Michael O’Shea Connell, age 46, of Plano, Texas passed away on August 1, 2013. He was born November 5, 1966, in Marion, Virginia to Robert E. and Mary Caren (Elder) Connell. Mike grew up in Louisiana and graduated from high school in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Mike played football at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Management from Georgia Institute of Technology and his MBA at Southern Methodist University. Mike worked as a consultant in the software technology sector. His hobbies included sports, cycling, spending time at the lake and cooking. Mike had a great sense of humor and was very well liked. He was a wonderful father and enjoyed coaching his children in the various sports they participated in. Mike was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.

He is survived by his children, Ashley Michele Connell currently living in London, England, Austin Michael Connell and Avery Shea Connell of Plano, Texas; their mother, Traci Connell of Plano, Texas; parents, Bob and Caren Connell of Simpsonville, South Carolina; brothers, Bobby Connell and wife Sheri of Johnson City, Tennessee, Tim Connell and wife Ginger of Houston, Texas; a host of other loving family and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 3, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Plano, Texas. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. Family and friends are invited to the funeral home at their convenience on Friday to pay their respects and to sign the register book.

In remembrance of Mike, an educational fund has been set up for Austin and Avery at Chase Bank.  Please address check to Connell Education fund and reference Traci Connell in the memo line, and again, thank you for all your thoughts and prayers.