Category Archives: In Memory

Condolences To Our National President

It is with great sadness that I inform you that Eileen D. O’Connell, the Mother of our National President Patricia O’Connell, passed away Thursday afternoon, June 15.

Visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 PM Thursday, June 22, 2017 at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 AM Friday, June 23 at the Church, with a visitation, one hour prior to the Mass. Msgr. Jason Gray will officiate. Entombment will follow at Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria, IL.

Memorials in Eileen’s name, may be made to the St. Thomas Building Fund, Lutheran Hillside Village REACH Program or charity of donor’s choice.

Please lift up your prayers for the family. Here is the link for her obituary.

Eileen D. O'Connell
Eileen D. O’Connell

Martin McGuinness, Dies at age 66

Martin McGuinness, a former Irish Republican Army commander and Sinn Fein political leader who helped negotiate peace in Northern Ireland after decades of sectarian violence, and became a senior official in its power-sharing government, died on Tuesday in Derry. He was 66.  May he rest in peace.

Martin McGuinness
Martin McGuinness

Obituary for Joan Berry, CT State President/Past National Supplies Chair

We are saddened by the passing of Joan.  Here is the information on her arrangements.  Please pray for her and her family.

Joan Berry, CT State President
In Memory of

Joan Catherine Berry

June 7, 1953 – March 2, 2017
Joan C. Berry, 63, of Waterbury, CT, formerly of Danbury, CT passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at White Plains Hospital after a brief illness.
She was born to the late John J. and Rosemary McGivern and raised in Danbury, CT. She attended St Peter’s School and Immaculate High School. She was a graduate of Henry Abbott Technical School of Nursing.
Ms. Berry was a caring and compassionate Nurse and Wound Care Consultant. She began her career at Danbury Hospital and was most recently employed as an LPN WCC by Getinge Group.
She believed strongly in community service and was heavily involved with the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians organization serving as the CT State President. She was also the past President and current Treasurer, and Past National Supply Chair of Mary McWhorter Division #58, Chairperson of the AOH/LAOH Scholarship Committee and is a Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Foundation Board member.
She leaves behind her children: Andrea Theodore and her husband, Brian, of Fairfield; Nicholas Papazoglou of Waterbury; Jeremy Papazoglou and his wife, Alexandra, of Plantsville, CT. Her siblings: Barbara Randall of Brookfield; and John Berry and his wife, Sharon, of Sarasota, FL. Three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews also survive.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30am on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at St. Peter Church, Danbury with the Rev. Jeffrey Couture officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.
Friends will be received from 4pm-7pm on Tuesday, March, 7, 2017 at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury.
Contributions in Joan’s memory may be made to the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Div. #58, 6 Lake Ave., Danbury, CT 06810 or to the , 5 Brookside Dr., Wallingford, CT 06492.