Bernard O'Connell
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Thursday
16
July

Visitation at Funeral Home

3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, July 16, 2020
August F. Schmidt Memorial Funeral Home
139 Westfield Avenue
Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Friday
17
July

Mass

10:00 am
Friday, July 17, 2020
St. Mary Of The Assumption RC Church
155 Washington Avenue
Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States

Final Resting Place

St. Gertrude Cemetery
53 Inman Ave.
Colonia, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Bernard A. O'Connell

Bernard A. O'Connell, 94, of Elizabeth, died on Monday at Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth. Relatives & Friends are kindly invited to attend the funeral on Friday, July 17 from the August F. Schmidt Memorial Funeral Home, 139 Westfield Ave., Elizabeth at 9:15 AM. Funeral Mass at St. Mary's of the Assumption RC Church, Elizabeth at 10 AM. Interment St. Gertrude Cemetery. Visiting Thursday 3-8 PM. Bernard was born in Brooklyn`& moved to Elizabeth 69 years ago. He was employed as a welder for General Motors , NJ Transit & Hyatt Roller Bearing before retiring many years ago. He was a communicant of St. Mary's of the Assumption RC Church Elizabeth. A member of the "Greatest Generation", he served in the Merchant Marines during World War 11, then enlisted in the Navy Reserve after World War 11. He was an avid hunter & fisherman. He is predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Eva Mikonis O' Connell. He is survived by 4 sons, Mark O'Connell & his wife Elizabeth of Rockledge, FL, Brian O' Connell & his wife Joanna of Murrells Inlet, SC, Timothy O'Connell of Linden & Matthew O' Connell & his wife Jill of Bordentown. 2 Daughters, Karen Cunningham & her husband Clarence of Myrtle Beach SC & Bernadette Filardi & her husband Craig of Vernon. A Sister Helen Randazzo of Marlton. Grandfather of 10 & Great Grandfather of 4.
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