John D. O’Connell

May 18th, 2018

John D. O’Connell “Okie”, age 90, of Tewksbury, formerly of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at home on May 17, 2018.

John was born and raised in Wilmington, MA; he was the son of the late Leo Sr. and Nellie (Williston) O’Connell. John was the beloved husband of Virginia “Ginney” (Anstey) O’Connell with whom he would have celebrated their 66th Wedding Anniversary on May 18, 2018, father of John D. O’Connell, Jr. of Florida, brother Donald O’Connell of California, the late Leo O’Connell, Jr. and Richard O’Connell. John is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service on Wednesday, May 23rd at 11:00 a.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

John proudly served in the U. S. Coast Guard during World War II.


8 Entries in Guest Book for “John D. O’Connell”

  1. Thomas Gates says:

    I’m sorry for your loss

  2. Michele Dickeson says:

    Okey was a wonderful man who had a great sense of humor. My kids remember his pesto as being the best. He will be missed.

  3. Bev says:

    Thinking of you Ginney and Johnney. Sorry to hear this sad news. Love, Bev

  4. MJH says:

    I’m deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved husband and father. May the beautiful memories of him that you cherish provide comfort and strength for you and your family. May you find solace as you endure this most distressing time with our Heavenly Father (Ps. 83:18) who revives the spirit of those hurting. Isaiah 57:15.

  5. Jim DuBois says:

    R.I.P. Mr. O’Connell.

  6. Kelly says:

    RIP Uncle John you will always hold a very special place in my heart. Thoughts are with you Auntie Ginney and Johnny.


  7. Tammy (Anstey) Croft says:

    Uncle Okie you will be missed. Your door was always open. I thank you and Aunt Ginney for the pool/family parties which I will always hold as some of my fondest childhood memories. You were at all the family functions, and treated my sisters and my own children like grandchildren, you will be missed, you were my Godfather and a great Uncle. Say hi to my dad!

  8. Pudge says:

    Hi Ginney – So sorry to hear the sad news. Have many happy memories of you and Sonny….. thinking of you. Love, Pudge

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