A memorial service will be held at a later date for William P. O‘Connell, 71, West Plains, Missouri.
Mr. O’Connell died November 7, 2015 at his home, after a long illness.
He was born June 10, 1944, at Dighton, Massachusetts, to Edward M. O’Connell and Edith Rogers O’Connell. He was a graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School and then went on to serve in the United States Air Force from 1962 – 1966. He was an avid sports fan with his favorite teams being the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox. He was also a lover of nature and city scapes.
He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Barbara Maguire O’Connell, West Plains, Missouri; one daughter, Jill Drever and husband, Tom, Falmouth, Massachusetts; one son, William O’Connell, West Plains, Missouri; one brother, David O’Connell and wife, Karen, Dighton, Massachusetts; one sister, Elizabeth Lee and husband, Robert, Thompson Town, Pennsylvania; three grandchildren, Thomas W. Drever and wife, Alicia, Mashpee, Massachusetts, Jessica Drever, Falmouth, Massachusetts and Joshua Drever, Falmouth, Massachusetts; and two great-grandchildren, Thomas J. Drever and Lillianna Drever, Mashpee, Massachusetts.
His parents, and one brother, Edward F. O‘Connell, precede him in death.
Arrangements under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.