Rest In Peace, Mrs. O'Connell
JULY 28, 2015
Monitor photo by Rayanne Bennett.
- Bishop David Michael O’Connell, C.M., was principal celebrant of a Mass of Christian Burial for his mother, June Eleanor O’Connell, July 28 in Our Lady of Grace Church, Penndel, Pa. Mrs. O’Connell died July 22 in Morris Hall, Lawrenceville, following a lengthy illness. Present for the funeral Mass were Mrs. O’Connell’s three other sons, Arthur John Jr., Dennis Raymond and Daniel Timothy, as well as daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren and other friends and relatives. The funeral Mass was concelebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Michael J. Fitzgerald of Philadelphia and Bishop William Francis Malooly of Wilmington, Del., and scores of priests from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Dioceses of Trenton, Allentown, Pa., Harrisburg, Pa., and the Vincentian community. Among the congregation were some 75 men and women from the Diocese’s Chancery.
In his homily, Bishop O'Connell spoke of his mother as being a "great lady" and that he and his brothers "loved her very much." "We know she is in the Lord's hands," he said. Click here to read Mrs. O’Connell’s obituary. A full story on her funeral to come.