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Daniel D. O'Connell

AGE: 89 • Red Bank

Daniel D. O'Connell 89 years old passed away peacefully at home January 13, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 62 years Marie Allen O'Connell, parents Daniel and Catherine O'Connell, brother Edward and sisters Alice and Kay. Dan is survived by his six children, their spouses, and eight grandchildren.

Dan's children and spouses are Diane (Dee) and Rich West of Tinton Falls, NJ; Kevin and Katie O'Connell of Yardley, PA; Carol O'Connell and Ran French of Eatontown, NJ; Tom and Christine O'Connell of East Greenbush, NY; Katie and Mark Schultz of Rumson, NJ; and Peter O'Connell of Rumson, NJ.

Dan's grandchildren are Bill and Jeff West of Philadelphia, PA; Kaelyn O'Connell of Boston MA; Caroline Schultz of Rumson, NJ; Liam and Erin O'Connell of Yardley PA; and Mackenzie and Kieran O'Connell of West Long Branch, NJ.

Visitation will be held Monday January 16, 2017 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Thompson Memorial Funeral Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Dan's life will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 10:00am at St. James Roman Catholic Church, 94 Broad Street, Red Bank NJ.

He served in the Pacific with the US Navy as a second-class Seaman and was honorably discharged at the end of WWII. Dan was a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology. Dan spent his career as General Manger of The Kenny Press in Newark, NJ.

He lovingly cared for his wife Marie who suffered from Alzheimer's for 13 years before passing on February 25, 2016. He enjoyed implementing Marie's interior design ideas, tending to their gardens, replicating Williamsburg's brick walks and after retirement he took up the lost art of chair caning and started a successful business "Able to Cane". Dan was a self-taught baker and was famous for being covered with flour after making "Poppi" cookies with his grandchildren. Together Dan and Marie created a welcoming home open to everyone. He lived an extraordinary life.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dan's memory may be made to the Conquer Cancer Foundation, 2318 Mill Road, Suite 800, Alexandria VA 22314.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 15, 2017
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