Thursday, October 16, 2014 5:02 am
O’CONNELL, MAURICE RICHARD – of Egg Harbor Township, NJ died peacefully on October 11, 2014.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Mary Ann, son Michael, son Richard (Suzanne), daughter Theresa, and two grandchildren, Dennis and Megan.
Born in Staten Island, New York, in January 1939, Richard was raised in New York City and Yonkers, NY, until he met the love of his life, Mary Ann, and married in May 1960. They resided in Yonkers from 1965 until 1970, and then relocated to Freehold, NJ, where they raised their three children. Richard and Mary Ann have called Egg Harbor Township their home since 1990.
In 1966, Richard earned a BA from Manhattan College, and then went on to earn his MBA at Iona College in 1973.
Dad will always be remembered as a kind, wonderful, hardworking husband, father, grandpa, and friend, with a great sense of humor. Richard will be sadly missed, but never forgotten by his loving wife, Mary Ann.
A celebration of Richard’s life will be shared on Thursday, October 16, 2014, from 6pm to 9pm at Boakes Funeral Home, 6050 Main Street, Mays Landing. Mass will be celebrated at 11:00am on Friday October 17, 2014, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 5021 Harding Highway (Rt 40), Mays Landing, where friends may gather from 10 AM until the time of the Mass. Burial will follow. In lieu of flowers, please support the Pancreatic Action Network http://purplestride.kintera.org/newjersey/ocon1533 (Info and condolences: http://www.boakesfuneralhome.com)
O’Connell, Maurice Richard [MC1966 RIP]
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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