October 29, 1946 ~ October 11, 2020
John David O’Connell died peacefully on Sunday, October 11, 2020. John was born to Edward O’Connell and Gertrude Kulakowski on October 29, 1946. He lived most of his childhood in Salem Massachusetts with his two older brothers, Daniel and Timmy, and his younger sister, Ellen. John later lived with his Aunt and Uncle, William and Dorothy O’Connell. John had a long career at the IRS in Holtsville and loved organizing the annual golf outing. He loved playing golf and the Boston Red Sox. He is survived by his three daughters Lynn, Christine, and Kimberly, and seven grandchildren, Skye, Thomas, Justin, Sophia, Nathan, Reed and Hannah. There is a virtual memorial on the Branch Funeral Home website where you can share condolences; and all services are private. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the non-profit John’s middle daughter runs, called Riley’s Way Foundation (www.rileysway.org/donate), focused on kindness, empathy, and youth leadership.
The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in John D. O'Connell 's name.
Riley’s Way Foundation
30 Third Ave