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Hugh Dennis "Doc" O'Connell

October 19, 1956 - August 26, 2012

Hugh Dennis "Doc" O'Connell, 55, of Sugar Grove, formerly of Batavia passed away Sunday, August 26, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family and dear friends.  He was born October 19, 1956 in Honolulu, Hawaii the son of Hugh Francis and Maureen Lorraine (nee Juba) O'Connell.  He was united in marriage to Angela Russo August 16, 1980 in Stamford, CT.   "Doc" which he was affectionately called by his friends was raised in Pittsburgh, PA in an Irish cultured family.  Doc was extremely proud of his Irish heritage and enjoyed teaching and showing his true colors through his endearing personality.  He was a devoted Catholic and active member of Holy Cross Church in Batavia.  Doc gave selflessly of himself; serving as the chairman for fundraising events and ministry teams all for the betterment of mankind.  Doc received his bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut in 1979.  He moved to Illinois while working for AT&T, which later became Lucent, where he enjoyed a 19 year career.  In 1999, he joined OSI and took a job as sales and marketing manager of software.  Doc loved people, music, golf, swimming and biking and will be missed by everyone who had the opportunity to have known him.   He is survived by his wife Angela; a son, Devin O'Connell and a daughter, Kailin O'Connell; his parents, Hugh and Maureen O'Connell; a brother Douglas (Linda) O'Connell, and a sister Erin (Al) Ferrone; a niece, Kathleen O'Connell and three nephews, Timothy, Michael, and Jack Ferrone.   He is preceded in death by his sister, Molly O'Connell.   Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  Friday, August 31, 2012, at the Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 South Batavia Ave., Batavia, IL.  A liturgical wake service will be held at 8:00 P.M.  Funeral services will begin with prayers from the funeral home at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, September 1, 2012 before proceeding to Holy Cross Catholic Church 2300 West Main Street Batavia, IL to celebrate Mass at 10:30 A.M.  Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Geneva. 


Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Vincent DePaul Society c/o Holy Cross Catholic Church 2300 West Main Street Batavia, IL 60510