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William Francis O'Connell
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm
Saturday, October 2, 2021 - Memorial Mass at St. Leonard Church at 11:00 am
Burial Location
Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois

William “Billy” O’Connell, 51, of Berwyn, Ill., died Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. He was born Oct. 31, 1969, in Chicago. 

He is survived by his loving parents, Tim and Rosemary (nee O’Brien); his children, Alec, Kylie and Katie, and their mother, Catherine Tomasek; his siblings Kathleen (Richard) Kirley, Tim, Patrick, Dan (Erin), Maureen (Jim) Schroeder, Kevin and Jimmy (Michelle); his nieces and nephews; and many aunts, uncles and cousins, here and in Ireland. 

He was predeceased by his brother Michael.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd., 2921 S. Harlem Ave., Berwyn. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at St. Leonard Catholic Church, 3318 S. Clarence Avenue, Berwyn, followed by graveside service at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CORE Uganda, by check or by visiting

For information, call (708) 484-4111 or

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