Obituaries 11-21-2019

Kenneth Michael O’Connell


Kenneth Michael O’Connell of Bridgton ME, formerly of Winthrop, passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 16 at the age of 45 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Kenny was an IBEW Local 103 electrician for many years. His greatest passion was his children; he also enjoyed nice sunny days on his deck along with golfing, fishing and bird watching from his ‘office.’

 He was the beloved son of Cynthia K. (Allen) and the late Kenneth G. O’Connell of Winthrop and Bridgton, ME. Kenny is survived by his devoted wife, Johanna R. (Huntress) O’Connell, and their children Briggs and Kenneth as well as his children Emery, Camryn, Noah and their mother Taryn (Potter) O’Connell of Brownfield, ME. He was the dear brother of Lisa Paulson and her husband, Neil of Winthrop and Kathleen O’Connell of Bridgton, ME;  the son-in-law of John and Judith Huntress and brother-in-law of Jake Huntress of Bridgton, ME. Kenny is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and by many many dear friends.
His funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop today, Thursday, Nov. 21 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Cremation to follow will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Androscoggin Home Healthcare & Hospice at

Paul Gaffney

Retired MWRA Technician and Winthrop Yacht Club Member

Paul J. “Jerry” Gaffney of Thornton Park, Winthrop passed away at the Don Orione Nursing Home in East Boston on Nov. 15.

Born in Winthrop, he was the beloved son of the late Ethel (Fitzgerald) and Paul C. Gaffney.

A life long resident of Winthrop, he enlisted in the US Air Force serving in Vietnam for over two years reaching the rank of Airman 1st Class. After his honorable discharge, he went on to work as a technician for the MWRA for many years. He also owned his own lobster fishing boat and was a member of the Winthrop Yacht Club.

He was the dear brother of the late Richard Gaffney and Judith A. Gaffney. He was also the beloved friend of Peter and Joan Marks and Ivone Soares.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop on Friday, Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon followed by a funeral service in the funeral home at 12 noon. Committal will be private.

Memorial donations may be made the the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans at

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