Thomas O'Connell

Thomas J. "Tom" O'Connell

1946 - 2019

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Obituary of Thomas J. O'Connell

Piscataway Funeral Home  


Piscataway - Thomas J. O’Connell, 72, died on March 21, 2019 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerville, New Jersey.


Born and raised in Bayonne, Thomas has resided in Piscataway for the last 22 years.


Working in the printing industry for over 50 years, Tom also attended Kean University where he received his bachelor’s degree.  


Thomas was a proud and active veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the Air Force from 1964 to 1968 as part of the Air Police.  He was also a member of multiple organizations, including the Lyons Combat Veterans United, The Disabled American Veterans – Chapter #16 in Somerville, The Air Force Security Forces Association, and American Legion Post 119 in Dunellen.


Thomas passionately watched Jeopardy, enjoyed learning new technology gadgets, and was an avid reader.  He will always be remembered as a devoted husband and father.


Predeceased by nephew, George Bednarski and niece, Kara Viscito; surviving are his wife, Joan O’Connell; daughter, Nicole Panzarella and husband Joseph of Readington; son, Craig Sansig and wife Holly of Easton, PA and their daughter, Savannah Stillwagon; sister, Karen Bednarski and husband George of Wall Township; two brothers, James O’Connell and wife Joanne of Shark River and Edwin O’Connell and wife Irene of Metuchen.


He will also be missed by his godson, Sean O’Çonnell; niece, Meghan Pringle and nephews, Brandon O’Connell and Bryan O’Connell.


Family and friends may gather for visitation on Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 2:00PM to 6:00PM in Piscataway Funeral Home at 18 Stelton Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854.  Funeral services will begin at 5PM in the funeral home.



2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Piscataway Funeral Home
18 Stelton Road
Piscataway, New Jersey, United States