Dorothy Connell

Peacefully on 6th February at Welbourn Hall Nursing Home, aged 92 years.

Beloved wife to the late Douglas Connell, much loved mum to Stewart, Fraser and the late Martin, Grandma to Daniel, Sarah and the late Nicholas, Great Grandma to James, Max, Nathaniel, Sasha and Ana and a great friend and colleague to many.

Dorothy (nee Greaves) was raised at Church Farm, Gringley on the Hill and trained as a nurse and midwife prior to marrying Douglas in 1954. They initially farmed in Ayrshire before moving down to Manor House Farm, East Halton. Following Douglas’ sudden death in 1988 Dorothy moved to Churchside, Appleby where she remained until moving into Welbourn Nursing home in 2018.

Throughout her life Dorothy contributed much to her local communities including working as a Church Warden, on village hall committees, delivering Meals On Wheels, helping to facilitate a number of community groups and  worked as a volunteer for Grimsby Samaritans.

Dorothy was also a magistrate for 27 years.

Her funeral will be a Private Service at Gainsborough Lea Fields Crematorium on Friday 5th March 2021 at 12.30. Family flowers only, donations if desired to The Alzheimer’s Society.