Matthew John Connell, of Brookfield, WI, was born to eternal life April 1, 2021. He was born December 1, 1958 in Milwaukee to the late Robert W. Connell and the late Mary Pat (nee Wilson) Connell, graduated from Marquette University High School, and worked for over 32 years as a United Parcel Service Freight driver. He was an avid baseball fan, and loved watching sports on television, especially basketball, soccer and the NFL. Matt enjoyed bowling, table tennis, shooting pool, hunting in Buffalo County, fishing in the north woods, and camping in Pardeeville, Wisconsin.
Matt was the loving husband for 12 years of Joanne (nee Casey) Connell, with whom he shared his love of the outdoors. He was the dear brother of Robert (Denise) Connell, Patrick (Christy) Connell, Mary (Kevin) Wilke, Theresa (Randy) Schmitt, Tim (Jane) Connell, Eva (Kevin) Hollfelder, and the late Lynn Ann Connell, and the fond brother-in-law of Maureen (William) Borges, Judeen (Frank) Hartge, Thomas (Christine) Casey, Cathleen (David) Patrick, Robert (Gwendolyn) Casey and John (Margaret) Casey. Matt is further survived by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, other relatives and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 am on Friday, April 16, 2021, at St. Dominic Catholic Parish, 18255 West Capitol Drive, Brookfield, Wisconsin 53045; Fr. Michael Hartge, Joanne’s nephew, Celebrant. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery will follow the Mass.
“We should be grateful for love, the vocation to which God has called us.”
- Blessed Solanus Casey
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