Elizabeth McConnell

Jan 05, 2018

Elizabeth Stoneham McConnell, born May 27, 1925, in Portland to Elbridge Fernald and Rachel (Metcalf) Stoneham, passed peacefully on Jan. 4, 2018.

Educated at Canton (Massachusetts) High School and Simmons College, she majored in library science. After many years as a school librarian, she married Raymond McConnell on July 14, 1963. On retirement they moved to Exeter and Durham, N.H., and enjoyed the benefits of the university town. When lawn and snow removal became too much, they moved to a retirement community in Belfast.

She loved the many happy summers at the family cottage in Southwest Harbor, visits with extended family and, of course, her books. “Midge” also had interests in everything from politics to religion.

Raymond died in 2013, her brother Joel died in 1979. She is survived by nephews, Mark, David and Peter Stoneham and families; as well as cousin Charles Stoneham.

Donations may be made in Elizabeth's name to Sussman House, 40 Anchor Drive, Rockport, ME 04856. Arrangements have been entrusted to Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast, ME 04915.

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