John D. O’Connell “Okie”, age 90, of Tewksbury, formerly of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at home on May 17, 2018. John was born and raised in Wilmington, MA; he was the son of the late Leo Sr. and Nellie (Williston) O’Connell. John was the beloved husband of Virginia “Ginney” (Anstey) O’Connell with whom he would have celebrated their 66th Wedding Anniversary on May 18, 2018, father of John D. O’Connell, Jr. of Florida, brother Donald O’Connell of California, the late Leo O’Connell, Jr. and Richard O’Connell. John is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service on Wednesday, May 23rd at 11:00 a.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.
John proudly served in the U. S. Coast Guard during World War II.
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