Robert P. O’Connell

Date of Passing:

November 8, 2022

O’Connell, Robert P., “Bob,”66, of Hoppin Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on November 8, 2022 surrounded by his loving family at the Hope Health Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Sharon L. (Stuttard) O’ Connell.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Raymond J. and Anne Mary (Perry) O’Connell, he lived in Riverside for 30 years.

Mr. O’Connell was an Owner & Operator of the Bristol Office of the Allstate Insurance Company for over 20 years.

Bob was a past President of the West Barrington Men’s Club and a member of the Bristol Elks Club. He enjoyed golfing, camping, reading and was a lifelong Minnesota Vikings football fan.

Besides his wife of 28 years, he is survived by a daughter, Emily L. O’Connell of Riverside; two step-sons, Jason Stanzione of Socorro, TX and Jared Stanzione of Rehoboth, MA; brothers and sisters, Kathleen A. Jancarik of Somerset, MA, Karen A. Eliason of Greenville, Karyl A. Ramsay of Pawtucket, Raymond J. O’Connell III of Rehoboth, MA, Richard P. O’Connell of Bristol, Kristy A. Gagne of Bristol, Kerri A. Santos of Warren and Russell F. O’Connell of Bristol and several nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held on Tuesday November 15, 2022 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:15 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary of the Bay Church, 645 Main Street, Warren at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in North Burial Ground Cemetery, Bristol.

Calling hours are Monday 4-7 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Bob’s memory to the Hope Health Hulitar Hospice Center, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI, 02904 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. Just got the WBMC email today because I was sick with Covid (came down with it Nov 9th) and I was shocked and sorrowed to hear of Bob’s passing. he was such a wonderful guy! I am sorry that I did not get to the wake! He did a magnificent job on the Board of the Men’s Club and contributed greatly to the organization. I enjoyed his company a lot when I was able to get to meetings and functions of the Club

  2. My deepest sympathy to the O’Connell family. Lots of great neighborhood memories-ice skating on the farm pond. Bob was a great guy.

  3. So sad to hear this, Bob was a great person, Sorry to family for your loss

  4. Bobby,
    It’s truly a hard thing to be writing a condolence about you at this time for I thought with all the stubborn Irish convictions you had in you that you’d live to be at least 100! I always considered you more then just a friend but somebody you’d mark down as a lifelong brother! After all, I did spend just about as much time at your house with your family as I did with mine growing up! I will always cherish the many memories we shared thru the years from hanging out at the farm as kids, the milk runs at Munroe Dairy, all the camping trips we went on to going into the direct mail business together in the late 80’s. May God, your mom and dad, along with your grandmother be there with open arms to welcome you home, and may you always be available as a returning Angel to Sharon, Emily and the entire O’Connell family!
    You will be sorely missed!
    R.I.P. Your brother, Mike Harnois

  5. Sharon

    We heard of your husband’s passing from Florence Overdeep and we are very sorry for you and your family. And we are thinking of you.

    Susan King and Karen Gardner (Temple)

  6. Karen and family, So sorry for your loss! May you hold on to the beautiful memories! Gone from your sight but never from your heart! Sincerely Val Nelson

  7. Sharon, Emily, Karen and the rest of Bobs family. Our deepest sympathy. You are in our prayers. Bob was part of our family for many years. He will be missed by many. We are unable to go to the wake to tell you in person. We lost a good friend.
    Love, Frank & Laurie Harnedy

  8. So sad to learn of Bob’s passing. Heart felt sympathies to all of the O’Connells. May Bob rest peacefully in the Lord’s hands.

  9. So sorry for the loss of Bob, My deepest condolences to O’Connell Family, RIP Bob!

  10. So sorry to hear this. Fond memories of Bob from Rockwell and high school. My condolences to his family.

  11. My deepest sympathy goes out to O’Connell family…May he RIP…He maybe gone but never forgotten….RIP Robert

  12. Dear Sharon and Emily,
    So sad to read of Bob’s passing.
    Remembering many fun times with you both.
    Time pases so quickly..
    Hugs and Kisses, Kathye

  13. Bob will forever be my cousin-in-law; he was a member of our family for many years. May you Rest In Peace and may his family seek comfort knowing that he is at peace from his illness. Cathy Corelli Chianese and Alan Chianese

  14. To the O’Connell family. We are saddened by the news. You are in our prayers.

  15. To the O’Connell family, Kelly and I were saddened to learn about Bob’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. I’m so sorry for your loss. My condolences to Dicky, Russell, and the rest of the O’Connell family.

    Jane Dwyer

  17. So sorry to hear, knew him through the mens club and golf always a super nice guy to be around.

  18. What a great friend. I’ll miss you so much Bob. Hugs to Sharon and Emily

  19. Sharon and Emily we are so very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing may you find comfort with all your beautiful memories of your times together

  20. Sharon and Emily, so so sorry to hear of Bobby.
    I’m shocked. My thought and prayers are with you.
    I will miss my most handsome cousin of all times, I’ll miss our phone calls and

  21. Shocked!

    Sorry to here of Bobby’s
    Passing. A gentleman.
    Had lots of laughs on the golf course. You will be missed.


  22. So sorry to hear about Bob. Memories of Bob bringing a smiling vibe more often than not.

  23. I’m so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Not only did I know him from growing up in Bristol, but I lived in Riverside for 25 years and would run into him from time to time. He was a good guy and will be missed. My heart goes out to his family.

  24. I extend my deepest sympathy to the entire O’Connell family. May Bob rest in eternal peace.

  25. We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts. Love Mackenzie Joe and Jack

  26. Sharon,Emily and family, my heart is so sad. I hope that all the wonderful memories will bring you some peace at some point. Bob is at peace now. Love, Janet

  27. My deep condolences . I have good memories of Bob from high school . Bob was a nice guy. Peace to his family and friends. May he Rest In Peace .

  28. Sorry to hear his sad news may he Rest In Peace 🙏.

  29. Sharon and Emily, words cannot express how saddened Dennis and I are to hear of Bob’s passing.. our hearts go out to you both. May our friendship and memories bring you strength during this difficult time. Rest In Peace Bob.

  30. Our deepest sympathy to the O’Connell family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. R.I.P. Bob.

  31. Sincere condolences to all the
    O’Connell family
    Very fond memories of your brothers and sisters
    May you be at peace

  32. My deepest condolences and prayers to the O’ Connell family. Prayers are with the family at this time. R.I.P Bob! 💔😢

  33. My deep sympathies. I have fond memories of Bob during our high school years. Holding healing light for Bob’s transition and bereavement for family and friends.

  34. I feel sorry for the O’Connell family. I have buried two sisters. It is extremely difficult. My only comfort is the belief that they are now in a better place. A place of pure love. For them no time passes only for us. We have to wait to be reunited. They meet us immediately when we die ).
    No time passes from the time they die and we die.

  35. So very sorry for the loss of Bobby. My sincere sympathy to the O’Connell family. I remember him as always being a kind gentleman. May his soul rest in peace.

  36. So sorry to hear this news. I have great memories of the time we spent together in high school . May he Rest In Peace, amen

  37. I was so, so sorry to read this. Heartfelt prayers to the entire O’Connell family on the loss of Bobby. Will always have great memories of him from high school.

  38. My condolences to your family at this difficult time. Praying that you will have peace and strength as you process your loss. So sad to have lost yet another classmate.

  39. Sharon,Emily, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. RIP Bob. My deepest sympathy to you both.

  40. Sharon,Emily, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. RIP Bob.

  41. I have no words. Too many thoughts and too many memories to try and express. We grew up as Neighbors. I knew the whole family. I’m so sorry.

  42. My condolences to all Mary Lee (Furtado) Courtney. Wonderful memories growing up with Bob and the family.

  43. Maria and I send out sincere condolences, may he R.i.p and may his family find peace!

  44. Sharon, Emily and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Bobs passing. The camp will never be the same without him around! Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
    Ken and Merry Ellen DeBlois

  45. Sharon and Emily,
    Words can not express how saddened we are to hear of your loss. May you both find the strength when you need it, rest when you can, and keep all your loving memories close at heart.
    Much love,
    Jill & Gary

  46. I’m sorry to hear of the passing of Bobby O’Connell. Bobby, Dicky and I go back 50+ years. I remember the farm, Bobby’s grandmother, Mr. and Mrs. O’Connell and “Lucky” (the dog). It’s been a while since I’ve seen Bobby so I don’t really know him anymore. RIP Bob, see you on the other side…

  47. Sharon and Emily,
    We send our deepest condolences and prayers for your loss. May you find strength and love during this difficult time.

    Cheryl and Bruce Rafferty

  48. Sharon and Emily,
    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. May wonderful memories with Bob comfort you. Go Vikings…….won’t be able to watch the team without thinking of him.

  49. Sharon and Emily, my heart is so very sad . Sending light, love and healing energy as you go through this difficult time. RIP Bob 🙏

  50. Sharon,
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this very sad time.
    Carol (Jackson) Martin, EPHS74

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