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Leo Francis Connell
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Obituary for Leo Francis Connell

Leo F. Connell, 89, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, formerly of Aurora, Illinois, passed away January 3, 2017. He was born September 4, 1927, in Dixon, Illinois, to David and Mary Trotman. Leo married Margaret “Marge” Fayfar on December 17, 1965. He was a hardworker who drove a concrete truck for almost 40 years.

Loving survivors include his wife of 51 years, Marge Connell; sister, Margaret Briggs of Plano, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.

Leo was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and one sister.

Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with Rosary beginning at 6:00 p.m. Thursday at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with Father James West officiating.

Entombment will follow at Crestview Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Shrine of St. Jude in Chicago, Illinois, Arkansas Hospice, or St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Caruth-Hale Funeral Home

155 Section Line Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913

Mass of Christian Burial




10:00 AM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

589 West Grand Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901


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