Robert Connell

Obituary of Robert Bernard Connell

ROBERT BERNARD CONNELL 77 YEARS OF AGE, PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY ON JANUARY 15TH , 2022 AFTER A TOUGH BATTLE WITH CANCER HE WAS SURROUNDED BY HIS LOVING PARTNER OF MANY YEARS, PATRICIA D’AMICO, PATRICIA’S CHILDREN, CHRISTOPHER AND MARY D’AMICO, AND BOB’S NEPHEW JOSEPH CONNELL JR. AT HOME IN WILDWOOD NEW JERSEY. BOB’S PARENTS CATHERINE AND JOSEPH WHO ARE DECEASED, WERE FROM PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA WHERE BOB GREW UP AS THE YOUNGEST OUT OF ELEVEN CHILDREN AND WAS AFFECTIONATELY KNOWN AS “PUDD” OR “PUDDY”. BOB GRADUATED FROM ROMAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL AND REMAINED A TRUE AND DEVOTED CATHOLIC AND LIVED HIS FAITH BY BEING GENEROUS AND CARING FOR THOSE IN NEED. HE HAD A SON BOB AND THREE GRANDCHILDREN. BOB IS PREDECEASED BY BOTH PARENTS CATHERINE AND JOSEPH CONNELL, AND SIBLINGS, JACK, DONALD AND RUTH.BOB IS SURVIVED BY HIS BROTHERS BILL, WHO WAS HIS FAVORITE TRAVELING BUDDY, TOM, JOSEPH, AND SISTERS MARY LOU, CASSIE, MARGIE, AND PATRICIA WHO WERE LOVED VERY MUCH. HE ENJOYED HIS NIECES AND NEPHEWS WHO WERE SPECIAL TO HIM AND SOME CALLED BOB “THE ICE CREAM MAN” AS HE WOULD VISIT THEM WHEN THEY WERE DOWN THE SHORE VISITING. THEY EVEN MADE A SPECIAL SHIRT WITH THE LOGO ON IT FOR HIM. BOB SPENT TIME IN THE ARMY AND WAS A GREAT PATRIOT. HE KNEW EVERYTHING THAT WAS GOING ON AND WAS PROUD AS A PEACOCK TO TELL ALL ABOUT THE DAY’S NEWS. HE WAS IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY FOR YEARS AND WORKED LOCALLY FOR EDDIES AUTO BODY UNTIL HE SWITCHED GEARS AND FOUND A NEW FAMILY AT UTSCH’S MARINA IN CAPE MAY. HE LOVED IT THERE AND WAS GIVEN THE TITLE, “CAPTAIN BOB”. BOB LOVED HIS WORK SO MUCH THAT HE WORKED UP UNTIL 3 WEEKS BEFORE HE PASSED. HE LOVED HIS CO-WORKERS, ESPECIALLY HIS SIDEKICK “SLIM” ALLEN CONNELL WHO WAS A DEAR FRIEND, CHAUFFEUR, AND CASINO BUDDY. BOB WILL ALSO BE GREATLY MISSED BY PAT’S CHILDREN, MARY, CHRIS, THERESA, MARK AND JOHN AND THEIR GRANDS, WHO LOVED BOB AS THEIR OWN SPECIAL THANKS TO ERNIE AND CHARLES UTSCH FOR GIVING HIM A JOYFUL HOME TO GO TO EVERY DAY. HE LOVED TO ATTEND WORSHIP AT THE CHAPEL ERNIE BUILT AND MADE NEW FRIENDS THERE ALSO. MANY THANKS TO SISTER MARY LOU WHO BOB STAYED WITH DURING HIS CHEMO TREATMENTS. ALONG WITH HIS NIECE TRISH WHO CHAUFFEURED HIM TO HIS HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS, HIS NIECE AND NURSE KRISTIN WHO HANDLED MOST MEDICAL CONCERNS, AND HIS NEPHEW AND ATTORNEY JOSEPH FOR SEEING THAT BOB’S WISHES WERE BEING MET. SPECIAL THANKS TO BAYADA HOSPICE NURSES FOR THE WONDERFUL CARE, GUIDANCE, AND SUPPORT THEY GAVE TO BOB AND MARY, HIS CARE GIVER. SERVICES WILL BE HELD ON APRIL 29TH , 2022 AT ST. ANN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH ON MAGNOLIA AND ATLANTIC AVENUES IN WILDWOOD NEW JERSEY 08260 . VISITATION BEGINS AT 10:00 AM AND A MASS FOLLOWING AT 11:00 AM. DONATIONS CAN BE MADE TO EITHER LAZARUS HOUSE OR LIVING WATERS VETERANS MEMORIAL CHAPEL B0TH LOCATED AT BURKE AND PACIFIC AVENUES WILDWOOD, NEW JERSEY 08260
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Friday
29
April

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, April 29, 2022
St. Ann's Church
2900 Atlantic Ave.
Wildwood, New Jersey, United States
Friday
29
April

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Friday, April 29, 2022
St. Ann's Church
2900 Atlantic Ave.
Wildwood, New Jersey, United States
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