Christine M. "Tina" McConnell Posted: 2018-04-10 14:35:05

Christine M.


Christine M. “Tina” McConnell, 61 of Lake in the Hills, died peacefully, April 9, 2018 with her family by her side.
Christine Marie Tokarz was born April 20, 1956 in Chicago, the daughter of Walter and Lillian Tokarz. In 1980 she married Michael McConnell. She worked as a florist for many years. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and sewing. Her greatest joys were being a mom and grandma. She was a devoted wife and mother who will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband, Michael McConnell, children, John (Lee) McConnell, Rebecca McConnell and Margaret McConnell and by her granddaughter, Madeline Grace. She is also survived by her sisters, Barbara Mierzwinski, Patricia (Steve) Szabo and brother, Joseph (Beverly) Tokarz and by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Michael.
Visitation will be on Sunday from 2-7 p.m. at DeFiore Jorgensen Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley, IL. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. on Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church-10307 Dundee Road, Huntley.
For further information please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or on-line condolences may be directed to

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Christine Esposito 2018-04-10 17:20:52

God has finally released her of her suffering. We will miss her. Love and prayers to the family.

Beth and Chloe Siegfort 2018-04-10 19:33:29

We are sending healing prayers and comforting hugs through this difficult time to the whole family. With much love, Beth and Chloe.

Amy Farabaugh 2018-04-11 08:30:08

May you find peace in the happy memories. My sincerest sympathy to the McConnell family and friends.

Bill & Darlene Jensen 2018-04-11 08:36:07

A “beautiful” woman - Inside & out. She will be missed. Thankfully, she has no more pain & suffering. She’s in her heavenly home now. We send our love and, sincere condolences to Mike, John, Becky & Margie.

Beth and Chloe Siegfort 2018-04-12 06:07:48

We are sending healing prayers and comforting hugs through this difficult time to the whole family. With much love, Beth and Chloe.

Larry & Jayne (Kirschner) Olson 2018-04-14 20:06:29

deepest sympathies to your family in the loss of Tina. May you find comfort as times goes by and recall all your wonderful times you all shared

Uncle Bob 2018-04-15 08:14:17

Sharing a wonderful life with this equally wonderful family has truly been a blessing. It remains as one of my favorite tales to tell; how you can meet an amazing family in one locale, become close, and carry that love to a whole new world in a new and different place. While I am saddened at the loss of this special gal, I am thankful that she is at peace and thankful that her spirit and love remains. Thinking of all of you today.........

Amanda (Mott) Clover and Michael Clover 2018-04-15 14:51:51

I had the opportunity to know Chris for over 15 years. She was an amazing woman and so kind hearted. I couldn’t believe the news. My heart goes out to The McConnel Family. May God bless you all and help you get through this tough time. I send my condolences and will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers as I am deeply sorry for your loss. Much love.

Christy Neckvatal 2018-04-15 17:47:56

So sorry for your loss. We send our prayers and love.

Sandra Bigham 2018-04-15 18:54:09

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. MATT 5:4 Jesus hears the prayers of your heart just as clearly as He hears the prayers others are lifting up for you. So for as long as you grieve, may it be a comfort to remember this: The more you need Him, the closer he will be. With all our love and our sympathy in your loss. George & Sandra Bigham. I miss you Tina XOXO 38 years

John Becker 2018-04-16 14:27:36

First Of All, We Love You LIKE CRAZY, Mike! So Sorry We Couldn't Be With You For Sweet Chris's Funeral!! We're Sending Loads Of Our Love, Perpetual Prayers, And Big Dreams For A Brighter Tomorrow For You And Your Loving Family As You Say Goodbye To Your Wife, Your Children's Mom, And That Sweet Joyful Light That Always Was Your Chris!!! Please Do Kindly Let Us Know When You Can Come Spend Some Time With Us ☺️ You're Always Welcome To Come Swim In Our Pool, Enjoy Our Beaches, Go Out On The Gulf Of Mexico With Our Kayaks, And Stay With Us For As Long As We Can Convince You To Plan To Be Down Here With Us ☺️☺️ Mi Casa, Su Casa ☺️☺️☺️