James Daniel O’Connell
James Daniel “Papa” O'Connell, 89, passed away on December 6, 2022 comfortable at home surrounded by loved ones in Fort Pierce, Florida.
Mr. O’Connell was born in Highland Park, Michigan and resided in Fort Pierce, FL.
James graduated from the Henry Ford Trade School and Detroit Law School. He was a member of the Bar Association, Cattleman’s Association, City Councilman of Highland Park, and St. Anastasia Catholic Church and Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He also truly enjoyed being a cattle rancher.
He loved his wife Helen, of 67 years, dearly and enjoyed being with his children and all his grand and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his children, Mary Thaxton of Fort Pierce, FL, Veronica Andrews of Fort Pierce, FL, James D. O’Connell of Tyler, TX, Daniel O’Connell of Warren, MI, John O’Connell of Fort Pierce, FL, Michael O’Connell of Flora City, FL; 14 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen O’Connell, 3 sisters, and 1 brother.
Services: Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 4:00-5:00 PM with a prayer service at 5:00 PM at Haisley Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 10:00 AM at St. Anastasia Catholic Church, Fort Pierce. Burial will follow at White City Cemetery.