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Memorial Service Thursday for Matthew Anthony Connors

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Matthew Anthony Connors, age 70 of Porter, IN, passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

He was born on December 24, 1949, in Chicago, IL, to Frederick and Denise (Hardy) Connors.

Matthew is survived by his wife of 23 years, Pamela (Hoffman) Connors; two daughters, Jillian Connors, Liza (Oliver) Levy; two sisters, Nora Connors, Mary (Jeff) Eckdhal; mother-in law, Judith Hoffman; sister-in law, Brenda Hoffman; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews, extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and father-in law, Allen Hoffman.

Matthew was a graduate of St. Francis de Sales High School (Class of 1967). He was also a graduate of St. Joseph College with a B.S. in biology with a specialty in genetics (Class of 1971). Matthew was known for his research on cancer and diabetes at the University of Chicago, Northwestern, and the University of Miami. He enjoyed spending his time with his family and pets, telling stories from his past, and cheering for Chicago sports teams (the Blackhawks).

Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at 6:30 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.

A memorial visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Posted 1/28/2020




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