Barbara A. Connell-Fallon

Date of Passing:

January 25, 2022

Connell-Fallon, Barbara A. (Sorensen), 91, of Timberland Drive, Riverside, died peacefully on January 25, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late John Connell and the late Donald Fallon.

Born in New Haven, CT., a daughter of the late John N. and Lulu (Merwin) Sorensen, she lived in Riverside for 55 years. Barbara was raised and grew up in Woodbridge, CT. She also attended the University of Connecticut.

Mrs. Connell-Fallon was a teller at the former Old Stone Bank and a swimming instructor for many years.

Barbara was a member of the Hope Congregational Church and the Kendbrin Swim & Tennis Club where she was an instructor and an avid swimmer. She also was a member of various bowling and golfing leagues and enjoyed spending time with her loving family.

She is survived by two daughters, Lindsley Fallon Wessberg and her husband Cy Madrone of Santa Barbara, California and Pamela F. Macnie and her husband Mark of East Greenwich; a son, Scott D. Fallon and his wife Lauren of Orange, CT; five grandchildren, Kerry and his wife Kara Fallon, Matthew Macnie, Patrick Fallon, Sean Fallon and his wife Colleen and John Macnie; three great-grandchildren, Arden Fallon, Elora Fallon and Ellen Fallon; a sister, Dorothy “Bunny” Hine of Orange, CT and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Peter and John Sorensen.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Hope Congregational Church, Wampanoag Trail, East Providence on a date when those who loved her can gather safely.

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  1. Barbara was a loving and kind lady and a very dear sister- in-law. My family and I will miss her very much. Carol Connell

  2. Barbara was a friend and I will miss her.

  3. I will miss Barbara, we had many good times for years golfing and bowling together!! We also had great lunches with the girls and celebrating birthdays. RIP sweet friend. Pat Costa

  4. Barbara, I’m going to miss you and our Saturday night dinners. You were great fun to be with. I will always remember the great times we had. Bless you always.

  5. Deepest sympathy to Barbara’s family on her passing RIP. We had the pleasure of meeting her at Stu and Amy’s wedding and again here in Ireland at Stu’s home. Cormac has lovely memories of his visits to her home with Stu. Always a friendly and kind lady. May her gentle soul Rest in Peace

  6. My deepest heartfelt sympathy too all of Barbara’s family she was soo amazing and kind too my son Stu when he went too live in America he called her his American Grandma I know stu Amy and Hope cormac will miss her dearly loved going too visit and her delicious Banana bread Sleep easy Barbara you were one amazing lady ❤

  7. What a lady and for the few times i met Barbara she left that impression as you closed the door of her house behind you,i walked away saying now that’s a lady and house ì will re-visit,what a woman and i know you won’t rest easy in heavan either,whoever your boss is up there he wil hav to tell to stop working.
    Barbara enjoy the everlasting holidays in the skies.

  8. Barbara was an important member of Hope Church. She was always willing to lend a hand. She will be greatly missed. I am so sorry for your loss.

  9. Blessings to a wonderful and loving woman. She embraced us with a rich friendship with Manny and me. I pray for the family, friends and those she impacted with her caring personality. Barbara, you will certainly be missed. We had a number of conversations during this pandemic and you were always upbeat. May you rest in eternal peace. Cora and Manny Rose

  10. Pam,
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this very sad time.

    Carol Martin

  11. Barbara & I were great friends for many, many years of playing in golf leagues. We played comparable and always loved comparing our scores to see who did better on that day! We enjoyed gathering after golf to have a coffee & snack with all the girls ! Sure going to miss you Barbara!!

  12. Barbara was a wonderful person. I so enjoyed playing golf and bowling with her. I will remember fondly our lunches after bowling. It was always a great time of sharing our lives together. She will be greatly missed.

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