David T. McConnell
David Thomas McConnell, 78, a Cape Coral, FL resident for the past 16 years, formerly of Manchester, CT passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 in Cape Coral. He was born April 25, 1938 in Somerville, MA to Edwin and Mae McConnell, now deceased.
David was of the Methodist faith. David received is high school diploma from Howell Cheney Technical School in Manchester, Connecticut in 1956. He immediately enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. He was very proud to have been a marine and to have served his country. After serving in the Marine Corp, he worked in construction as a carpenter. He built gas station, spent 20 years in fire damage repaired and was a jobsuperintendent for a Cape Coral building contractor. There was nothing he could not or would not build.
In his spare time over the past 5 years, Dave was the chief architect of a very elaborate Halloween display at the Seminole Campground in North Ft Myers. With his skill and imagination, he was a able to disguise 3 large recreational vehicles as pirate ships, built a large lagoon, a bridge and a tree fort complete with cannonsand pirates. This was truly an amazing accomplishment.
During the past 2 years, Dave worked at the Campground as a “Jack of all trades” putting his various skills, knowledge and imagination to good use. David was a simply, wonderful, fun loving man who enjoyed camping, corn hole, horse shoes. Most of all, Dave enjoyed spending time with his beautiful wife and the rest of his family and friends. David will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 19 years, Crystal McConnell of Cape Coral; eight loving children, David McConnell (Nancy) of North Ft. Myers, FL, Daniel McConnell (Laura) of CT, Sarah McMillan (Daniel) of North Ft. Myers, Elizabeth McConnell of Westfield, MA, Scott Jerrick (Susan) of CT, Lorraine Tobrocke(Hans) of CT, Troy Jerrick of CT, and Ryan Jerrick (Kathryn) of CT; a brother, Ed McConnell (Pat) of CT; nine grandchildren; as well as six great grandchildren.
David was preceded in death by a brother, Robert McConnell.
Memorial Services with Military Honors will be held 10:00 AM Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Seminole Campground, 8991 Triplett Road, North Ft. Myers, FL 33917.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.