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Obituary of Daniel Stephen O'Connell
Daniel S. O’Connell, 72, of Southold, NY, beloved husband, father and grandfather of seven, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Dan was born in Long Island City to Henrietta and Joseph O’Connell. He was raised in Astoria, Queens and received his MBA from St. John’s University. After serving in the army during the Vietnam War, Dan married Elaine Castagna. They celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary this year. They made a home in Clifton Park, NY, where they raised two daughters, Danielle and Stephanie. Dan spent his career working for the Small Business Administration and the Small Business Development Center in Albany. Dan and Elaine moved to Southold, NY after his retirement, where Dan enjoyed fishing, boating and spending time with his grandchildren. Dan became fast friends with everyone he met and will be remembered for his storytelling and sharp sense of humor.
Dan is survived by his wife, Elaine, daughters Danielle and Stephanie, their spouses, and seven grandchildren, Connor, Cailin, Declan, Liam, Kevin, Madelyn, and Mikayla.
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