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Connie A. Tennant, formerly of Hadley Drive, Sharon, passed away at 6:34 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in St. Paul's Home, West Salem Township. She was 86.
Mrs. Tennant was born June 25, 1931, in Greenville, a daughter of Thomas M. and Mary Jane (Ebbert) Gibbons.
She was a lifelong area resident and a 1949 graduate of Sharon High School. Prior to her marriage, she was a secretary at the former Sharon Steel Corp.
A homemaker, Connie was a member of St. Joseph Church, Sharon.
Her husband of 51 years, Charles J. Tennant, whom she married March 21, 1953, passed away Oct. 4, 2004.
Surviving are: four children, Jane Rodgers, Sharon; Karen McCarthy and her husband Michael, Hermitage; Christine McCarthy and her husband Gerry, Wilmington, Mass.; and Mark Tennant, Tewksbury, Mass.; five grandchildren, Jennifer Barris and her husband Jay; Matthew McCarthy and his wife Katelyn; Daniel McCarthy; Timothy McCarthy; and Saule Duffy; and three great-grandchildren, Hunter, Harper and Teagan. She also leaves a sister, Jane Smith, a resident at St. John XXIII Home, Hermitage; and two brothers, Thomas M. Gibbons and his wife Marcia, St. Paul's Home, West Salem Township and formerly of Hermitage; and Robert E. Gibbons and his wife Patti, San Antonio, Texas.
Besides her husband, Connie was preceded in death by her parents; a son-in-law, Bob Rodgers; and a brother-in-law, Michael Smith.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the ARC of Mercer County, 850 N. Hermitage Road, Hermitage PA 16148.

Connie A., 86, of West Salem Township, formerly of Hadley Drive, Sharon.
In honoring Connie's wishes, there are no calling hours. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Private service in St. Rose Cemetery chapel, Hermitage.
Arrangements by J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Published on September 20, 2017
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