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William O'Connell Jr., Vietnam Vet, Port Authority engineer, 63
Tuesday, July 11, 2006

A Mass for William G. O'Connell Jr., 63, a lifelong resident of West Orange, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Josephs Church, West Orange. Arrangements are by the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston.

Mr. O'Connell, who died Sunday in Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, was a chief engineer for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey at Journal Square in Jersey City, where he worked for 33 years before retiring in 2005. He was affiliated with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 68.

He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. Mr. O'Connell was a former commander of the American Legion Post 22 in West Orange, and a coach of the posts baseball team.

Mr. O'Connell also belonged to the Junior Essex Troop.  Surviving are his wife, Catherine; a son, William III; a daughter, Carrine Mackey; his mother, Ethel O'Connell; a brother, Jeffrey; a sister, Mimi, and a grandchild.

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