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David M. O'Connell

Obituary for David M. O'Connell

April 14, 1948 - December 12, 2018
New Braunfels, Texas | Age 70

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David M. O'Connell, loving husband and father, passed away on December 12, 2018 after a brief illness. He was born on April 14th, 1948 in Lowell, Massachusetts to David M. O'Connell and Mary (Callahan) O'Connell. Mary died in 1951 and David was raised by Christina A. (Kelly) O'Connell.

David graduated from Lowell High School in 1966, then joined the United States Air Force. He served for 30 years attaining the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. David served in Vietnam as well as the First Gulf War. He was deployed overseas numerous times and was stationed at bases across the globe. His awards were numerous and included Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal with 6 devices, Vietnam Service Medal w/ three devices, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with device, Kuwait Liberation Medal.

Following his retirement from the Air Force he continued his service for the country and worked for the Department of the Air Force. He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans.
David was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Joanna Swope. In addition to his wife Gail (Davis) O'Connell, he is survived by his daughters, Nancy Davis, and Elizabeth O'Connell, soon to give birth to David's first granddaughter; brothers and sisters: Paul and Linda O'Connell, Chris and Mary Ellen O'Connell, Robert and Cheryl O'Connell, Mary Richard, Patricia and Edwin Koczera and John O'Connell. David is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was an avid golfer and gardener. Enjoyed the great outdoors, spending time with his wife and family. He was a proud patriot and loved his country.

In lieu of flowers, the family would request that you make contributions to the Veterans organization of your choice.

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