HERKIMER- Mr. Thomas D. O’Connell, age 87, of Park Avenue, passed away peacefully, on Thursday, September 5, 2019, in Utica, New York. He was blessed to embrace the comfort of his loving family always at his side.
A family man in every sense of the word, Tom began this wonderful journey of his life when he was united in marriage with Jean Adams, on July 31, 1967, at St. Francis de
Tom is survived by his beloved wife, Jean; one son and daughter-in-law, Terry (Danna) O’Connell, of Saratoga; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl (Michael) Jory, of Herkimer and Julie (Thomas) Basel, of Poland, New York; PA’s four grandchildren, Chelsea and Emily Jory and Leah and Ryan Basel; one sister, Carol O’Connell, of Miamisburg, Ohio; a very special sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Judy (John) Higgins, who have always been there for us; a sister-in-law, Joyce Adams; a brother-in-law, Ted Adams; a brother-in-law, John Adams; a sister-in-law, Adele O’Connell; lifelong friends, John (Letty) Angerer, of Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Robert, Sr. and Estella; his brother, Robert, Jr.; and his sisters, Sr. Sheila Marie, Virginia, Lucille and Janet.
Tom O’Connell’s Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 10:00 AM at St. Francis de
The family will be present for calling hours at the Enea Family Funeral Home,
Those who desire to remember Tom in a very special way are invited to consider a donation in his memory to St. Francis de
Tom’s family is deeply grateful for the 4th floor doctors, nurses and staff of the St. Elizabeth Medical Center. Also, we are most grateful as well to Father Mark Cunningham for his comforting way and his pastoral care and guidance as he walked with us during this most difficult time.
We have planned all funeral arrangements with Funeral Directors Harry J. & Kevin
An online memorial has been established at www.eneafamily.com on the Internet, for those who wish to visit.