July 13, 1957 - May 24, 2014
Corrine was born July 13, 1957 to Don and Doris Brandt. She was the 2nd of 4 children. She participated in school activities and was a member of the basketball team. She graduated from Henderson High School in 1975.
Her house was the “go-to” house for everyone in the neighborhood. Everyone looked to her as a 'Mom.'
She was married to Jim Connelly 1979-2008. She has 4 children, Bob , Joe, Allie and Annie and 8 grandchildren- Jonathan, Audree, Grady, Ashlyn, Molly, Kamry, Ryan and Tate. Corrine’s favorite thing to do was spend time with her family. She was a care-free Grandma.
Corrine had and in-home daycare for many years. Her house was the “go-to” house for everyone in the neighborhood. Everyone looked to her as a “Mom”. After closing her daycare in 1995, she became a sub rural mail carrier in Henderson, MN. She also ran the concessions at a local ballpark. Everyone enjoyed visiting with Corrine. She had the greatest sense of humor. Her kids will never forget all of her funny one-liners.
Corrine passed away from a traumatic brain aneurysm at her home. Her first aneurysm occured January 25, 2011 in her home. She suffered memory loss but was recovering better than they expected. Her 2nd aneurysm occured on May 22, 2014. Her final day was May 24, 2014. She was able to donate her kidneys and liver to 2 women in Minnesota and 1 woman from Wisconsin. Her eyes were also donated to the Lion’s Bank.
It wasn’t until 2011 that Corrine made the choice to become a donor. Corrine was always giving to everyone so its comforting to her family to see she saved so many lives.
Corrine is now at peace with her Mother, Doris.