In Memoriam: 50-Year Fair Havenite, Virginia Woodruff MacConnell, 93

Longtime former Fair Haven resident Virginia Woodruff MacConnell passed away on Dec. 19 in Red Bank. She was 93.

After having been a resident of Fair Haven for more than 50 years, Virginia lived in Shadow Lake Village, Middletown. She had been a licensed insurance broker and worked with her husband Douglas F. MacConnell, who owned MacConnell Insurance Agency in Fair Haven for many years.

She was a member of St. Georges by-the-River Episcopal Church in Rumson, a former member of the Sea Bright Beach Club, and the English-Speaking Union. She was a former member of the Vestry of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion, Fair Haven, and the Junior League of Monmouth County.

“Mrs. MacConnell was very proud of her antecedents.

“On her fatherʼs side of the family, she was descended from Charles Chauncey, the second president of Harvard College, his grandson, Nathaniel Chauncey, the first graduate of Yale College, and Samuel Whittelsey, the second graduate of Yale College.

“On her motherʼs side, Mrs. MacConnell was descended from Daniel Leeds, who was appointed by Queen Anne in 1705 to be judge of the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

“Mrs. MacConnell also loved to travel. She and her husband once crossed the Atlantic on the Queen Elizabeth II and returned on the Concorde. She traveled to Egypt, Greece, and Turkey, as well as most of the countries of Europe.”

Loved ones of Virginia MacConnell in her obituary

Virginia was predeceased by: her husband, Douglas F. MacConnell, in 1986; her brother, Franklin Woodruff, in 2015; her sister, Jane Kearns, in 2017; her stepsister, Angela Hill, in 2018; and her grandson Nathaniel Chauncey MacConnell, in 2002.

She is survived by: her two children, son Douglas MacConnell and his wife Rebecca, Belgrade, Serbia, and daughter, Laird M. Bohn and her husband, Christopher Bohn, Lakewood, CO.; eleven grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren; her half sister, Sarah S. Ogden, Peru, VT.; and her stepbrother, Norman Seiler, Melbourne, FL.

There will be no visitation or services at the request of Mrs. MacConnell. In lieu of flowers, any donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

— Edited obituary written by loved ones via Thompson Memorial Home

John Caroli
BCS Wealth Management