The death has occurred of Thomas Joseph Connell
Thomas J "Joe" Connell, 61, of Hamilton, NJ, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 17, 2020 at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, NJ surrounded by his family. Formally of Milltown, Belturbet, County Cavan, Ireland, Joe immigrated to the United States in 1984.
He was a valued employee of Notre Dame High School for many years prior to retiring from the Mercer County Park Commision in 2017.
Joe was a founding member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 10 and lived his life by the motto of friendship, unity and Christian charity. He was a member of the Tir Na Nog Pipeband for 34 years where he proudly played the bass drum.
Joe was a devoted husband to his wife, Maggie, of 40 years. They shared a unique love for one another. He was a proud father to his children; daughter, Joanne and husband Daniel and son, Thomas and fiance Mia. He adored his three grandchildren, Makenna, Riley and Brady. They were the light of his life.
Joe was a kind, humble man who will be missed by all and never forgotten.
Predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Rita (McCaffrey) Connell; sisters Sheila and Mary Rose, brothers Packie, Jim, Hugh and Thomas James. Joe is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren and siblings in Ireland, Bernie, Mary and Frank; as well as his large circle of friends.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 4pm local time at Mary, Mother of the Church Parish - 45 Crosswicks Street, Bordentown, NJ 08505.
Private cremation to follow.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Saul Funeral Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ.
Family and friends may view the Funeral Mass live stream via www.mmotcp.org
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Joe's memory to City of Angels by visiting In Memory Of at inmemof.org
Enter the address of the initial point of the route in the format of "building, street, townland, town, county"
Get Direction from Address