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Arthur L. O’Connell Jr
Arthur L. O’Connell Jr, 80 a resident of Franklin for over 50 years died Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, with family at his side, following a period of ill health. Arthur was born in Stoneham, Massachusetts, December 7, 1938, son of the late, Arthur L. O’Connell Sr. and Katharine (Hennessy) O’Connell. He spent his youth in, and attended school there. He and his wife lived in Dennysville Maine for 7 years before moving back to Franklin. For many years he was a truck driver and later, he and his wife were employed at Warner Power in Warner, New Hampshire prior to their retirement. He was a quiet man and enjoyed time spent with family and friends.
He leaves his wife of 60 years, Jean (Dinsmore) O’Connell of Franklin
His daughter, Bonnie Jones and her husband, Alton of Northfield
His sons, Arthur J. O’Connell Sr. and his wife, Connie of Sanbornton
Raymond W. O’Connell and his wife, Heidi of Newport, New Hampshire
Six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren
His brother, Robert Michael O’Connell and his wife Carol of Gilford, New Hampshire
His sisters, Jane Chaffee and husband Robert of Eastport, Maine and Katharine Tinker of Florida
Numerous nieces and nephews.
Following his wishes , there are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 11:00 A.M at Franklin Cemetery, Thompson Park, Franklin, New Hampshire.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Arthur’s name, to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire, 814 Elm Street, Suite # 300, Manchester, NH 03010-2230.