He was born in Everett, on November 9, 1932, son of the late William and Mae (Conneely) O’Connell.
Ed attended school in Everett. He proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Ed worked most of his life as a tug boat captain, local 25 for the Merchant Marines and had a great love of the ocean and travelling.
He was an avid reader, constantly watched politics and yelled at the TV and was a friend of Bill, who he actually got to meet in person in 1952. Ed was all about the importance of family, being together and keeping in touch.
He was a good man, beloved by many in Gloucester and will be greatly missed.
Edward is survived by 2 daughters, April O’Connell of Gloucester and Samantha O’Connell-Jewell of Florida; his grandson, Stephen Foden of Maine; his brother, Bobby O’Connell of California and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Andrea O’Connell Kainz; his granddaughter, Charlotte Kainz; seven sisters and five brothers.
In keeping with his wishes, there will be no formal services.
Arrangements by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester.
For online condolences, please visit www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
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