AMerican Veteran 11

Richard V. O'Connell

February 10, 1930 ~ October 24, 2020 (age 90)


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Richard Vincent O’Connell, 90, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, October 24th, 2020. Richard (better known as Pop Pop) was surrounded by his 11 children, Cathleen, Eileen, Mary, Richard, Jackie, Noreen, Michael, John, Colleen, James and Kerry, his 25 grandchildren and his beautiful bride of 63 years, Bridget.

Richard was born on February 10, 1930, in Tipperary Ireland. He was the sixth of 11 children of Michael and Catherine O’Connell. Richard moved to America when he was 20 years old in 1950. Richard served his country in the Army during the Korean War. Richard was a member of the NYPD from 1957 to 1977.

Richard was a wonderful father and grandfather. He doted on his family and was happiest when his large brood surrounded him as he joked, laughed and poked fun at everyone. Richard and Bridget loved to dance and loved listening to the favorite music together. Richard was, simply put… the greatest of all time!!


October 27, 2020

4:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Lieber Funeral Home
266 N Central Ave
Valley Stream, NY 11580

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Funeral Mass
October 28, 2020

9:30 AM
Holy Name of Mary Church
55 E. Jamaica Avenue
Valley Stream, NY 11580

October 28, 2020

Holy Rood Cemetery
111 Old Country Road
Westbury, NY 11590


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