Marie Josephine O'Connell
May 10, 1935 – July 4, 2019
Marie J. O'Connell 1935 - 2019 PORTLAND - Marie Josephine (Ciccarelli) O'Connell, 84, passed away peacefully at home with her loving family by her side after a long battle with Alzheimer's, on Thursday, July 4, 2019. She was born in Portland on May 10, 1935, the daughter of the late Guy Sr. and Anna (Aceto) Ciccarelli.
Marie graduated from Portland High School. On June 3, 1956 she married the love of her life, Robert E. O'Connell, and together they shared a loving marriage of over 23 years until his passing in 1979. She worked 30 years at the Maine Central Railroad before retiring. She then went on to work various jobs in the Greater Portland area. Marie volunteered for many years at the Good Cause Thrift Shop. She was a devout member of the Our Lady of Hope Parish at St. Pius for most of her life. Marie enjoyed spending time with her family at gatherings, cooking, and hosting various family events.
Marie is survived by her three sons, Robert E. Jr. and wife Anna, Patrick J. and wife Kimberley, and Guy C. O'Connell; her only brother, Guy Ciccarelli Jr.; her 6 grandchildren, Torin, Ryley, Emma, Adus, Daniel and Christopher, and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; her brother Nicolo Ciccarelli; her granddaughter Alanna O'Connell; her good friends Diana Ferrante and Richard Burke.
Marie's family would like to thank all of those who participated in Marie's care over the last 15 years, especially Dr. Tara Pelletier, Paula Storey and Sue Fernald, Marjorie Schoonover and Kim Phillips. Guy O'Connell would like to especially thank Richard Alimenti for all of his support.
Friends and family are invited to share their memories and offer their condolences by visiting Marie's online guestbook at www.jonesrichandbarnes.com
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a time of visitation on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 4pm to 8pm at Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home. Prayers will be recited on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 9:30am at Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 11am at St. Pius Catholic Church in Portland. A committal will immediately follow at Calvary Cemetery in South Portland. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home, Portland, Maine, 04103. 775-3763.
- Guy Ciccarelli Sr., Father
- Anna Ciccarelli, Mother
- Robert E. O'Connell, Husband
- Robert E. O'Connell Jr., Son
- Anna O'Connell, Daughter-in-law
- Patrick J. O'Connell, Son
- Kimberley O'Connell, Daughter-in-law
- Guy C. O'Connell, Son
- Guy Ciccarelli Jr., Brother
- Torin O'Connell, Grandchild
- Ryley O'Connell, Grandchild
- Emma O'Connell, Grandchild
- Adus O'Connell, Grandchild
- Daniel O'Connell, Grandchild
- Christopher O'Connell, Grandchild
- Nicolo Ciccarelli, Brother
- Alanna O'Connell, Granddaughter
- Time of Visitation Thursday, July 11, 2019
- Prayers Friday, July 12, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Friday, July 12, 2019
- Committal Friday, July 12, 2019
Marie Josephine O'Connell
July 9, 2019
Aunt Marie would make the best Italian goodies for our family gatherings. She and my dad, James O’Connell, would always share some kind of private joke. She will be surely missed, but I know she was greeted at the gates by some great people from her life.
Sherrie Hatt Brichetto
July 8, 2019
My sincere sympathies to the entire O’connell Family. I have many fond memories of beautiful Marie.