William J. O’Connell of Sag Harbor died at his home here on Wednesday, July 3. He was 86 years old.
Born in Southampton on January 16, 1927, he was the son of William J. and Anna M. (Anderson) O’Connell.
A retired plumber, he was a graduate of Pierson High School and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of Plumbers Local 775, and the Chelberg Battle Post of the American Legion in Sag Harbor.
Mr. O’Connell was pre-deceased by his first wife, Isabelle Kelly O’Connell. He is survived by his second wife, Karen O’Connell.
He is survived by a daughter, Sharon O’Connell Babula of Beverly Hills, Calif.; a stepson, Robert C. Hallock, III of Sag Harbor; and a stepdaughter, Mollie A. Hallock van Rijnbach of Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
He was pre-deceased by a brother, Richard O’Connell.
Visitation was at Yardley & Pino Funeral Home. Interment was at Oakland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Chelberg Battle Post of the American Legion; East End Hospice; The Parkinson’s Foundation; the American Heart Association or the Diabetes Association.