Heather D. McDonnell
Heather D. McDonnell, 50, of Deep River passed away on Jan. 2 at the Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven. Heather was the beloved daughter of Peggy (Salyers) McDonnell of Ivoryton and the late Michael S. McDonnell. She was born in Middletown on Nov. 4, 1971.
Heather was a graduate of Valley Regional High School in Deep River and the Morse School of Business in Hartford. Heather was a caregiver for the past 12 years working in private homes. She was an avid reader and loved caring for animals especially cats. Heather loved to be outdoors and walking with her dear friends Ann Everett and Liz Fernandes.
Besides her mother Peggy, she leaves her brother Brian McDonnell of Ivoryton, her nephews Jaden McDonnell of Ivoryton and August Faulkner of Georgia, her special friend Ken Barbar, her Aunt Barbara and Uncle Bill Pittman of North Carolina, and her numerous cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Emmanuel Baptist, 195 Old Boston Post Road in Old Saybrook. Burial will be privately held in the Centerbrook Cemetery in Centerbrook. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Heather’s name to an animal shelter or rescue. To share a memory of Heather or send a condolence to her family, please visit www.rwwfh.com. Arrangements are in the care of the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home in Centerbrook.