Samuel A. Connell

April 7, 1943 ~ June 21, 2020 (age 77)

Obituary Image


Samuel A. Connell

Peacefully passed on Father’s Day, June 21, 2020 at the age of 77 following a long and courageous battle with cancer. He passed at home with his loving family at his side, wearing his Steelers pajamas watching Star Wars.

Samuel was born to parents William and Mildred (Henevich) Connell. He was the loving and devoted husband of Carol (Pappalardo) Connell for 47 years. Loving father of Tina Connell, adoring grandfather of Samantha Carolin and Garry Rodman Jr., great-grandfather of Jade, his “Pumpkin”. Samuel was the brother of Donna (Dave) Guest, late Jackie Thayler, late Martin Connell, Raymond (Jean) Connell and late Thomas “Tommy” (Natalie) Connell. Samuel was a proud United States Navy Veteran and served during the Vietnam War. He was a rock star at everything he did. Husband,  father, grandfather, great grandfather, baby whisperer, #1 fan of his grandchildren and Pittsburgh, Jedi, zip liner, parasailer, indoor skydiver and 007. He will truly be missed by all.

Family and friends are welcome in the Alfieri Funeral Home, Inc., 201 Marguerite Ave, Wilmerding, Pa 15148, 412-824-4332, on Friday from 4pm to 8pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Jude the Apostle Church at 10am on Saturday. Samuel will be laid to rest with Military Honors in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. Face masks will be required in the funeral home and in the church. Please visit us at, for online condolences.  

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Samuel A. Connell, please visit our floral store.


June 26, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Alfieri Funeral Home Inc.
201 Marguerite Ave
Wilmerding, PA 15148

Mass of Christian Burial
June 27, 2020

10:00 AM
St Jude the Apostle Church
405 Westinghouse Ave
Wilmerding, PA 15148

© 2020 Alfieri Funeral Home Inc.. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use