Mary (Weber) McConnell

Mary (Weber) McConnell

On October 19, 2017, Mary Weber McConnell, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, dedicated educator and friend to many, journeyed into the next chapter that God has planned for her.

Mary was born in Arcadia, Wisconsin on July 31, 1947 and grew up Sheboygan Falls, WI. She was 70 years young when she passed away at Agrace Hospice Care Center in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, with her beloved husband, and family by her side (including many sisters and brothers).

Mary was first a “mom” to her 8 younger bothers and sisters and then a wife and mom to two daughters and grandma to three grandkids that adored her. She was the kindest, most caring person and her joyfulness was contagious to all around her.

Mary spent a career working at Montessori Children’s House in Madison, Wisconsin. She loved the many students who she was fortunate to educate. Her love of teaching was shared by her fellow teachers. She continually strived to learn the newest and best ways to help each individual child. For many years, Mary was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Church of Madison. The church held a special place in Mary’s life!

Mary loved traveling with her family and was fortunate to visit France and England many times as well as explore many regions of the US from Florida to New York to Colorado to California to Washington State. She had the opportunity to truly enjoy her retirement for many years and was actively involved in all the Verona Senior Center actives (classes, hiking group, day trips and more) with her husband and many cherished friends and neighbors.

Mary is survived by so many who loved her dearly including her husband James, daughter Catherine (Katie) Bihi Zenou (husband David), grandsons, Joshua and, Zachary all of Versailles, France; daughter Kristin (Kay) Lowenstein (husband David) and granddaughter Sophie Rose of Corvallis, Oregon. Additional family members surviving Mary include brother Paul Weber, Sheboygan, Wisconsin; sister Jennifer (Weber) Zimmerman and husband Mark of Kohler, Wisconsin, nephew Jacob of Kohler, and niece Erika (Zimmerman) Kaat and husband Trent of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin; sister Heidi (Weber) Washatko and husband John, niece Ali Washatko,, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, niece Lynn (Washatko) Uhyrek and husband Steve, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and nephew Ben of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin; brother Robert (Bob) Weber and wife Sandra (Sandy), niece Ona, nephews Brandon and Daniel and a great grand nephew Alexander of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin; brother Tim Weber and wife Lynn of Sun City, Az.; sister Jane (Weber) Delker and husband, Michael, niece Lindsey and nephew Mike of Ridgefield, Washington; Susie and Jason Schmidt of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Bother-in-law Richard McConnell of Indiana and wife Susan, Brother-in-law Tom McConnell of Tennessee and wife Judy and niece Nicole Enverga of Illinois and husband Mike and nephew Jerry McConnell and wife Kristin & their children. “Surviving Extended family members” include Bob Christiaansen and Bob Gerber both of Portland, Oregon and a large host of friends and co-workers in and around Wisconsin, along with a cherished collection of relatives on the Larson side of the family in the LaCrosse, Wisconsin area.

A special tribute of appreciation is extended to the folks at the Verona Senior Center, the “Swim Group” from the Senior Water Exercise Class at the Verona Natatorium. A special thanks to Linda Stellick and her husband Bob, Margy Murray, Kay Sievers, Grant and Diane Gintz, Jette Kelly and friends and neighbors who supported Mary and Jim through the trying times. A big Thank You to Dr. Nataliya Ubouha and the wonderful staff at the UW Carbone Center. Additionally, a sincere “thank you”, to the aids and staff at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. They all were exceptional in the love and excellent care provided for Mary. A special “Thank you” to Karen Brooks who started helping Jim and Mary soon after her diagnosis and became a blessed friend. To Shalynda and Dianne blessed caregivers from ComforCare, you were fantastic.

Mary’s parents Arlene and Frank Weber of Sheboygan Falls, and brothers Mark Weber and Thomas Weber of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin preceded Mary’s departure for a place at God’s table.

A service celebrating Mary’s blessed life will be held in Verona. Please contact the family at 608-235-1806 or email at or for more details.

Burial and gravestone unveiling will be at Blessed Trinity Cemetery near her parent’s and brother’s burial sites in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin at a later date.

To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home

& Cremation Services

Verona Chapel

220 Enterprise Drive

(608) 845-6625