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Official Obituary of

William "Bill" J.J. O'Connell

April 9, 1943 ~ February 13, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

William "Bill" O'Connell Obituary

William “Bill” J. J. O’Connell, 80, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at Courville Nursing Home. He is the beloved husband of Louise (Brodeur) O’Connell with whom he shared 57 years of marriage.

Bill was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on April 9, 1943, and was the son of the late William C. and Margaret (Sullivan) O’Connell. He attended MIT, where he graduated with both his undergrad as well as his master’s degree in Chemical Engineering Practice.

He began his career employed in the plastics department for General Electric for 21 years. He then worked for Custom Resins in Kentucky as well as Nycoa in Manchester, NH. Most recently, he owned his operated his own consulting firm for 15 years until his retirement. Throughout his career, Bill was an active member of the Society of Plastics Engineers, serving as the National President of the Society in 2008-2009.

In his free time, Bill was an avid reader and especially enjoyed the SciFi genre. He loved to listen to jazz and classical music and always looked forward to attending a Broadway Musical show or his annual Boston Pops Christmas concert with his wife. In his younger years, he was an avid cyclist. Above all, his most cherished time was spent with his family who he loved deeply.

In addition to his wife, Louise, he is survived by his two children, Peggi and her husband Doug of Oakridge, NJ and Bill and his wife Cara of Norfolk, VA; his three grandchildren, Lauren, Joseph and Owen. He is also survived by his brother Jerry O’Connell and his wife Mary of NJ; as well as many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Gregory O’Connell and his siter Rosemary O’Connell.

Relatives and friends are invited to Bill’s Memorial Service on THURSDAY, February 15th at 10 AM in Courville Nursing Home, 22 Hunt Street, Nashua. Bill’s interment will be held privately. Arrangements entrusted to the care of ROCHETTE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua.

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Memorial Service
February 15, 2024

10:00 AM
Courville Nursing Home, Nashua


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