The death has occurred of

Colm O’Connell

Fairyhill, Newtown, Waterford.
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Date Posted
Date of Passing
27 February 2023
Date of Funeral
2 March 2023
Funeral Venue
St Mary's Church Ballygunner

Former Managing Director of Waterford Crystal.

Surrounded by his loving family, Colm passed peacefully after a brief illness.

Predeceased by his parents PJ and Kathleen, his brother Seán.

Colm will be very sadly missed by his loving wife Betty, his devoted children Colm, Michele, Sharon and Pat, grandchildren Mark, Alex, Colm, Aidan, Patrick and Ryan, son-in-law Jerry, daughters-in-law Judi and Niamh, sisters Gráinne and Fionnúla, nieces, nephews and extended family, relatives and friends.

May He Rest in Peace

Colm will be reposing in St. Mary’s Church, Ballygunner on Wednesday (1st March) from 5 pm to 7 pm. Vigil prayers and rosary will start at 5 pm.

House Strictly Private Please

Requiem Mass on Thursday at 11:30 am in St. Mary’s Church, Ballygunner followed by burial in adjoining Cemetery.

Colm’s Mass will be live streamed from 11:30 am by following the link below:

Mass Link

Family flowers only please donations to Waterford Hospice by following the link below:

Donation Link

Book of Condolence: A message of sympathy can be left in the condolence section below. The O’Connell family appreciates your sympathy, support and understanding at this difficult time. Mass cards can be posted to Robert Thompson Funeral Directors, Barrack Street, Waterford.

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