Stanley Garrison O'Connell

February 27, 1935February 20, 2018
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Stanley G. “Bummer” O’Connell, 82, a lifetime resident of East Hartford, passed away peacefully, surround by his loving family, on February 20, 2018. He was born in East Hartford, a son of the late John and Esther (Farrell) O’Connell. He was a tractor trailer truck driver with Teamsters Local #671 for 30 years before his retirement. Bummer served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He enjoyed Rhode Island, with his beloved wife Diane, where they resided for the last several years. Family was very important to him and he enjoyed every moment they spent together, he was a good friend to all and was a good listener. His favorite pastime was fishing and clamming in Rhode Island, he loved the ocean. He was the rock of the family. He will be missed for his loving companionship, conversations and helpful caring ways. He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Diane (LaPlant) O’Connell, his daughter Cheryl Dargie and her husband Daniel of Windsor Locks, his sons Richard O’Connell of Thomaston and Sean O’Connell and his wife Tina of Enfield, his sisters Wilma Manion of East Hartford and Jacqueline “Chickie” Danise of Ellington, four cherished grandchildren, Derek O’Connell and his wife Anna of Newington, Dillon and Chase Dargie of Windsor Locks and Taylor O’Connell of Enfield and several nieces and nephews. Bummer’s Life Well Celebrated Service will be Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 12 NOON at the Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Avenue, East Hartford, CT 06108. Burial is private. Visiting hours on Saturday, will precede the service from 10AM-12NOON. For more information, to view his Everlasting Memorial Tribute Video or to leave an online condolence, please visit


  • Visiting Hours Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • Life Well Celebrated Saturday, February 24, 2018

Stanley Garrison O'Connell

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Pat Gately

February 27, 2018

Diane, Wilma and
Chickie- My thoughts and prayers are with you and families at this time of Bummers passing.

Jerry O'Leary

February 23, 2018

Diane,Cheryl,Ricky and Shaun; I am so sorry tohear about Stan's passing.The years that we lived next to you and the family were some of the best years of our lives.Keeping you and the family in our prayers.

Esther Buffington

February 23, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with all the O'Connell Clan through your difficult time. There are many memories of happy times at the Marco. No one can take away the good times. Sincerely, Esther Buffington

February 23, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love you. Vicki Chamberlain

Eileen Larson

February 22, 2018

Diane, Sean, Cheryl & Ricky,
We wish you strength, love and peace in the days ahead.
Chris & Eileen

Anna and Derek O'Connell

February 22, 2018


You've always been our anchor of love, our source of strength,
and our well of wisdom. Thank you for loving us because
we will always love you.

Tim OConnell

February 22, 2018

Rick,Cheryl and Sean, My thoughts and prayers go out too you through these difficult times. I'll always remember his smile that could light up a room

Kevin & Mary Ann O'Connell

February 21, 2018

Sending you our prayers and love during this very difficult time!

Bruce & Pauline Cordner

February 21, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will remember Stan with fondness and memories of good talks and times spent together.

Patrica Koza

February 21, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.