Adus Robert O'Connell (2018 - 2019)

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Service Information
Staples Funeral Service
53 Brunswick Avenue
Gardiner, ME
Monday, Jul. 22, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Christ Church on the Common
Gardiner, ME
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Funeral service
Monday, Jul. 22, 2019
11:00 AM
Christ Church on the Common
Gardiner, ME
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SOUTH CHINA - Sometimes real superheroes live in the hearts of small children fighting big battles...On July 14, 2019, our little superhero, Adus Robert O'Connell, soared to heaven peacefully, resting with his Mommy and Daddy.

He was born April 8, 2018, and it was love at first sight with little Adus. He was pure joy and sunshine. To know him was to love him. He reminded us all to live every day to its fullest and showed incredible strength in his time with us. His morning bottles with Daddy and Mickey Mouse, his playtime and giggles with Sissy, and his storytime and nighttime snuggles with Mommy will be forever in our hearts.

He is survived by his parents, Robert E. O'Connell Jr. and Anna Elizabeth Pynes O'Connell (South China); his sister, Emma O'Connell (South China), his brother Torin O'Connell (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), his brother, Ryley O'Connell (Waterville); his Mimi, Patty Clark Pynes (University Heights, Ohio), his Papa and Tinsie, Dr. Terry and Tina Pynes (Huntsville, Ala.); his uncle, Pat O'Connell and his wife, Kim (Scarborough), his uncle, Guy O'Connell (Portland), his aunt, Sarah Guyuron and her husband, Grant (Chagrin Falls, Ohio), his aunt, Mary Kathryn Pynes (New York, N.Y.); and his cousins, Daniel and Christopher O'Connell (Scarborough), Joseph and Hayden Guyuron (Chagrin Falls, Ohio), and Oliver Quarles (Huntsville, Ala.).

He is predeceased by his grandparents, Robert and Marie O'Connell (Portland); and his cousin, Alanna O'Connell (Scarborough).

The family would like to thank the wonderful team of nurses and physicians at Boston Children's Hospital for their compassion and tireless efforts to help little Adus over the past month.

On July 22 the family will receive friends and family at 10 a.m. at Christ Church on the Common in Gardiner, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. A celebration of life reception will take place in the church hall directly following the service.

Arrangements are in the care of Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, Maine. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home website:

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Loving Memory of Adus Robert O'Connell.

Contributions will directly impact the important work of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as they tirelessly work toward a cure for Medulloblastoma.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & the Jimmy Fund

Division of Philanthropy

Attn: Kelsey Cunningham

10 Brookline Place West, Floor 6

Brookline, MA 02445

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Published in Central Maine on July 19, 2019
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