William J. O'Connell, Jr.

O’Connell, William J. Jr. of Dedham, formerly of West Roxbury passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on April 3, 2021. Beloved husband of 63 years to Patricia (Ward) O’Connell. Loving and devoted father of William F. O’Connell of Quincy, Edward P. O’Connell of Somerville, Brian M. O’Connell and his wife Kate of West Roxbury and Kelli Gates and her husband Brian of Quincy. Cherished “Papa” to Ryan Palmer, Kyle Gates, Collin Gates and Maeve O’Connell. Dear Brother of Rita Broadbent, Edward O’Connell and the late James, Patricia and Carol. He was the son of the late Alice (Janell) and William J. O’Connell, Sr. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to visit with Bill’s family in the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre Street, WEST ROXBURY on Friday, April 9, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Holy Name Church at 11:30 a.m. Interment Private. Bill was a late Korean War U.S.A.F. Veteran and 34-year employee of the U.S. Postal Service, South Boston Annex. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory may be made to VNA Hospice and Palliative Care, 100 Trade Center, Suite G-500, Woburn, MA 01801. For directions and guestbook, please visit: gormleyfuneral.com.
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