Friday, 11 December 2009 00:00
John D. O’Connell Jr., “Jay,” age 64, formerly of Port Washington, died on Nov. 28, 2009. John was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Kay. He is survived by his siblings, Patricia Van Dusen, Terrence, Thomas (Nancy), Kathryn, Mary Ellen Lyons (Kevin) and Daniel (Susan) and 25 nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. John was a Vietnam veteran. Funeral arrangements were handled by Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 5 at St. Peter of Alcantara RC Church. Interment followed at Nassau Knolls Cemetery. Donations in his memory to Vietnam Veterans of America, 8605 Cameron St., Silver Spring, MD 20910, would be greatly appreciated.