Michelle A. (Connell) Meisner, 47, Groveland School Assistant

Michelle A. (Connell) Meisner, 47, passed away Friday, April 1, in Haverhill.

Born in Haverhill, she was the daughter of the late Robert J. and Eleanor J. (LeRoy) Connell. Raised and educated in Haverhill, she attended Haverhill public schools and was a graduate of Haverhill High School, class of 1986. She attended Castle Junior College where she obtained her associates degree. Meisner was an administrative assistant for the Groveland School System and was also employed at a local law office. She loved the outdoors and going to the beach. She enjoyed motorcycles and liked to ride any chance she could. Most important she loved spending time with her children.

Surviving her are her children, Mark A. Balkus Jr., Eleana P. Balkus and Kristopher M. Balkus all of Bradford; Anthony Balkus and his wife Samantha of Bradford; her companion for many years, Mark A. Balkus; two grandchildren, Cameron Balkus and Cole Balkus; two brothers, Robert Cornell Jr. and Michael Boyer; her aunt and uncle, Marcia and Paul Cornell of Bradford. She also leaves her good friend Rita Chambers.

Family and friends are invited to attend a visiting hour Saturday, April 9, from 1 to 2 p.m., at Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill. A funeral service will follow at 2 in the funeral home.

3 thoughts on “Michelle A. (Connell) Meisner, 47, Groveland School Assistant

  1. Michelle Meisner’s maiden name is Connell, not Cornell. It seems important when listing an obituary to get someone’s birth name right. Many of her classmates did not recognize who it actually is being listed.