Barbara A. Connell-Fallon

Date of Passing:

January 25, 2022

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.

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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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