MARLBOROUGH John David OConnell, Jr.of Fair Oaks, CA., formerly of Marlborough, died on Thursday, September 17, 2009. Funeral services were held in California on Sunday, September 27, 2009 and a memorial service will be held here on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Parish, 11 Prospect Street, Marlboro, MA 01752. John leaves his beloved wife Heidi, his son Galen and daughter Alison OConnell; his sisters Mary Jane Maier of Boylston, Barbara (and Lance) Fyrberg of Southborough, and Ruth OConnell of Charlton, MA; his brothers Daniel (and Robin) OConnell of Stow, MA, and Michael OConnell of Hudson, MA. He was the son of the late John David and Ruth OConnell. John was a consummate professional as well as an avid lover of cycling and nature, and will be missed by all of his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of John OConnell to: Save the American River Association, 2851 Wissemann Dr., Sacramento, CA 95826.
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Published in MetroWest Daily News on Sept. 29, 2009