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Joseph McConnell, Jr..
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Joseph McConnell, Jr. was born on May 26, 1944 in Norfolk, Virginia, son of the late Joseph, Sr. and Carolyn McConnell. He departed this life on December 7, 2017 at the age of seventy-three.

Joseph graduated from high school in 1965. He enlisted in the United States Army and eventually served as a Communications Specialist, protected and defended his country in the Vietnam War. Following his military service, Joseph worked at the New York City Police Department as a Mounted Police Officer. During that time, he became a member of the New York City Police Benevolent Association (PBA). He was employed at the Union County Division of Social Services in the Welfare Fraud Department in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Lastly, he worked as a Private Investigator and owned and operated his business in Colonia.

Joseph married Jacqueline Smith McConnell in 1975 at Salem Baptist Church in Jersey City, New Jersey. This union was blessed with one child, Julian McConnell. Both wife and son preceded him in death.

Joseph was a faithful member of St. John’s Baptist Church in Scotch Plains, New Jersey until his failing health prevented him from attending.

He leaves to celebrate his life, one brother-in-law, Charles Smith; two sisters-in-law, Rose Smith and Diane Berry; three nieces: Veronica and Dominique Smith and Tyler Berry all of Jersey City, New Jersey; devoted cousin, Renee Goss Johnson of Roselle, New Jersey; a host of dear family members and friends.

Joseph will be remembered by the way he touched the lives of all who knew him.


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Visitation

Saturday

16

Dec

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
G. G. Woody Funeral Home

206 E. 8th Avenue
Roselle, NJ 07203

Service

Saturday

16

Dec

10:00 AM
G. G. Woody Funeral Home

206 E. 8th Avenue
Roselle, NJ 07203

cemetery

Saturday

16

Dec

Hillside Cemetery

1401 Woodland Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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