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Brett Vincent Bennett McConnell  

Brett Vincent Bennett McConnell

 September 3, 1988 – May 2, 2014

Brett Vincent Bennett McConnell, age 25, of Bear, DE, passed away suddenly on Friday, May 2, 2014.

Brett was born in Elkton, Maryland on September 3, 1988, and was the son of Bernard B. McConnell and Donna L. Esposito McConnell. He worked as a manager for Auto Zone at the company’s retail store in Bear.
An avid animal lover, Brett held a special place in his heart for all creatures, especially cats and dogs. In his leisure time, he loved riding and working on motorcycles and off-roading in his Jeep. Brett was adored by everyone who knew him. His compassionate nature and kind soul compelled him to give of himself and his time to anyone in need. Brett will be deeply missed.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Friday afternoon, May 9, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where family and friends may visit from 11:30 am until 1 pm. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Brett’s name may be made to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804 or to Forgotten Cats, Inc., Suite 422, 4023 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE 19807.

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  1. Sherri (Iovanisci) Jamison, May 5, 2014

    Mr. & Mrs. McConnell,

    Vinny was a wonderful person, he dated my daughter Aimee. I will always remember the times when he was around and how he would tease me. Your son will greatly be missed by all. May God give you strength in this time of need. I know that he is up in Heaven playing with Harry.

    Sherri Jamison

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  2. Melissa (Noonan) Marti, May 5, 2014

    I am so deeply sorry for your loss cousin Donna!!! I am so sorry that I can’t be there in this time of greT loss for u! You are on my mind constantly & my thoughts & prayers are with u & the entire family forever & always!! May Brett rest in peace & sore with the other great angels above!! My nanny will take great care of him!! Love u all so much xoxoxoxo

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  3. Ann Jennings, May 5, 2014

    My Thoughts & Prayers Are With The McConnell’s At This Time. Vinny Was A One Of A Kind Wonderful Person. He Will Always Be Loved & Missed.

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  4. Bernard & Donna McConnell, May 6, 2014

    Hey Buddy we miss you so much. We miss your voice & that smile of yours. Our hearts will never mend. We love you so much. Please watch over us until we meet again which Mom hopes is VERY soon. My heart is gone but I will keep plugging along for you only. WE LOVE YOU UNTIL THE DAY WE ARE TOGETHER AGAIN & SEE THAT BEAUTIFUL SMILE

    DAD & MOM

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    • sarah miller, May 13, 2014

      Dear vinny ,
      Unfortunately I’m in denial still even though the tears run down my face I can’t explain the pain I feel because it is to strong feels like yesterday we were riding down the road laughing in singing like the too goof balls we were you affected my life like no one ever has n my heart will always have a big gap in it now that you are gone i can only pray now that once i pass away you will be at heavens gates waiting for me with that big smile you always wore i love you more than you could of ever imagined and cant wait to see you again my heart goes out to your family in they’re time of need and mom says she loves you like u were her own forever my love will go on for u big teddy bear and every time I hear brown eyed girl I’ll think you 🙂

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  5. Cindy & Ed Terifay, May 7, 2014

    To My Dearest Friend.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of Brett. It is a loss beyond words Our love to both you and Brett.
    Always in our prayers
    Love Cindy & Ed

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  6. Rosemary Tyre, May 7, 2014

    My Thoughts and Prayers are with your family at this time,Vinny you were truely an amazing person with the biggest smile ever you were my Granddaughters best friend and you will be deeply missed, Please watch over all of us.Rest in Peace and soar with the Angels.You will always be in our Hearts

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  7. Dover Federal Credit Union New Castle Branch, May 8, 2014

    Mr. & Mrs. McConnell,

    Our condolences go out to you and your family. Know that your Dover Federal Family is here for you.

    New Castle Branch
    Dover Federal Credit Union

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  8. Lisa Reeves- Smith, May 10, 2014

    My best friend Brett, I’m going to miss you. We had so much fun together at Gettier. Oh, my God how you are ascared of horror movies and bugs.You screamed at everything (lol). God had you come into my life for a reason. I;m so glad that he did that. I love you. You will always have that special place in my heart, I will never forget you. Please watch over me, when your up there. Rememeber when we did the ships in Jersey, that was so much fun. Sometimes I can;t believe your really gone. Your service yesterday was really nice. To Brett’s mom and dad, you had a wonderful and bless son. Brettie touched so many lifes. I will never forget him. Everytime we would see each other, we would hug. Like we havent seen each other in months. Our boss Gene would always put us together on sites that we would have.We did the strike in jersey, and he rode his bike down there, and the next morning it was raining, Poor Brettie had to drive home in the rain. The next day at the office, we laugh so hard about that.God I’m going to miss him.Yesterday, we all said or goodbyes to you, but it still doesn’t seem real. We had an angel down here on earth, and now God has his angel back with him. Rest in peace my friend. Love and miss you always, your best friend Lisa.

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