Mr. Edward C. O'Connell
  • Plummer Home for Boys
    37 Winter Island Road
    Salem, MA 01970

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SALEM — Mr. Edward C. O'Connell 89, of Salem, beloved husband of Jane Veronica (Holak) O'Connell died Friday evening, November 23, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family.

Born in the Pigeon Cove section of Rockport, Edward was the son of the late Edward C. and Fannie E. (Mackey) O'Connell. He was raised Rockport and attended Rockport Schools.

An honorably discharged veteran, Edward served his country as a member of the United States Merchant Marines during World War II.
Ed was a seaman all his working life. Upon retiring he spent several years working at the Hogan Regional Center in Danvers.

As a young man Edward worked in the former C.C. Camps building many structures still used today on the North Shore. A long time member of the seafarers international union.

Along time dedicated communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Salem, Ed was a member of the Ward II Social Club in Salem. Mr. O'Connell enjoyed his daily walks with his devoted canine companion Beau along the Collins Cove walkway in his neighborhood. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who will be deeply missed.

In addition to his loving wife of 58 years, Edward is survived by two daughters, Nancy O'Connell of Salem and Janice Fierimonte and her husband George of Tewksbury, his son Edward C. O'Connell and his wife Susan of Las Vegas, N.V., his five devoted grandchildren, Meghan (Fierimonte) Oliveira and her husband Felipe, Marisa Fierimonte and Private First Class U.S. Army John Fierimonte, April O'Connell and Edward O'Connell III, his one beloved great grandson, Mason Oliveira, his sister Dolores McLellan of Cumberland, Maine and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Harold "Toby" O'Connell of Rockport.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held in The O'Donnell Funeral Home 46 Washington Sq., (At Salem Common) Salem, Thursday at 11:30 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours Thursday, prior to the service from 9:30 to 11:30 A.M. In lieu of flowers, expression of sympathy may be made in Edward's memory to the Plummer Home for Boys, 37 Winter Island Road, Salem, Ma 01970 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.