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Donald W. OConnell February 16, 1950 - November 19, 2020

Donald W. OConnell
November 19, 2020

Donald W. OConnell, 70, of Monroe Twp. passed away Thursday in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Twp.

Born in Lyme, CT, he was the son of Walter and Eleanor Smith OConnell. He was a graduate of Old Lyme High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Mitchell College of New London, CT. For most of his life he resided in Connecticut before relocating to Monroe Twp. Five years ago. Prior to his retirement he was employed by Southern New England Telecommunications.

Surviving is his wife of seven years, Kathleen (White) Hooke OConnell; daughter, Nicole Cox and her husband Thomas, Exeter; step-children, David Hooke Jr. and his wife Sarah, West Wyoming; Derek Hooke and his wife Brooke, Monroe Twp.; Dawn Klinczar and her husband James, Cincinnati, OH; Darcy Bradby and her husband Kyle, Harveys Lake; brothers, Paul OConnell, Middletown, CT; Patrick OConnell and his wife Barbara, Pittsburgh; 10 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life is currently being planned by the family and will be announced in the spring of 2021.

Arrangements are by the Nulton Kopcza Funeral Home 5749 SR 309 Beaumont, Monroe Twp.

For more information or to send condolences please visit us at www.metcalfeshaver.com


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    Paul Silverio says

    I was greatly saddened to hear of Don’s death. I’d known Don for many years in Lyme/Old Lyme and we kept in touch when he moved away. He was such a generous man, giving his time freely when he was needed. Once Don was your friend you had a true friend. I will miss his smiling personality.

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    Judy and Peter Georg says

    So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Too young to be gone. Such a caring father, son and brother. His daily call to his mother. He will be missed by his family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them.

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