ST. ALBANS — S. Edward “Eddie” O’Connell, 79, a native of St. Albans, died on Nov. 3, 2015. He was a resident of Redstone Villa.

Eddie was born on Feb. 21, 1936 in St. Albans, at 10 Stowell St. to J. Norman and Doris (Boudreau) O’Connell. He attended Holy Angels Grade School and BFA-St. Albans High School. Ed served four years in the U.S. Navy, then returned to the area he loved. He worked for various employers in St. Albans.

Ed is survived by his sister, Kathleen O’Connell of Montreal, Quebec; his brothers Donald O’Connell of Vero Beach, Fla. and D. Thomas O’Connell of San Antonio, TX as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, John F. O’Connell.

There will be no funeral services at this time. Ed will be interred at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph after the cemetery reopens in May of 2016.

The Heald Funeral Home in St. Albans is assisting Ed’s family. Messages of condolence may be sent to