Barbara A. Connell-Fallon
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Barbara (Sorensen Fallon) Connell, 91, of Timberland Drive, Riverside, RI, died peacefully on January 25, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late John Connell and the former wife of the late Donald Fallon. Born in New Haven, CT, a daughter of the late J. Nelson and LuLu (Merwin) Sorensen. Barbara resided in Riverside for the past 58 years.
Barbara was raised in the then farming community of Woodbridge, CT, where she would get up each morning and help her father deliver milk from her uncles nearby dairy farm. Barbara graduated from Hillhouse High School in New Haven, where she competed in field hockey, softball, swimming and was a member of the Girls Sports Council. She was the captain of her Field Hockey and Swim Team. Barbara later attended the University of Connecticut where she was a member of the girls swim team.
Barbara was a swimming instructor for many years, both in CT and RI and worked at Old Stone Bank.
Barbara was an active member of the Hope Congregational Church. She was a member of the Kendbrin Swim and Tennis Club. Throughout Barbara’s life she enjoyed playing sports, loving the competition and companionship of the other players. In her later years she continued to be an avid swimmer, tennis player and golfer. She was a member of various bowling leagues and golf leagues. Barbara especially enjoyed her time spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Barbara is survived by her daughter, Pamela Fallon Macnie (Mark) of East Greenwich, RI, a son, Scott D. Fallon (Lauren) of Orange, Ct, son-in -law Richard Rosenwald of Santa Barbara, CA, 5 grandchildren, Kerry Fallon (Kara), Matthew Macnie, Patrick Fallon, Sean Fallon (Colleen), John Macnie and three great grandchildren, Arden, Elora and Ellen. She was affectionately called “Special Grandma” by her great grandchildren. Barbara was the mother of the late Lindsley Fallon Wessberg. Barbara leaves behind her sister Dorothy Hine and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late John and Peter Sorensen.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of her life on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hope Congregational Church, 120 Wampanoag Trail, Riverside, Rhode Island.