Farewell to a Special Friend - Mike O'Connell

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In the early beginnings of the CVTA, the Founders of our Association were fortunate to find a man that would leave an indelible mark on all those that would come and go within this organization.  His passion for the success of a then young fledgling association was unwavering, and through the years, those he helped to succeed never doubted his abilities or his desire to be of service to its members.

He had an infallible zest for life, always lived to the fullest on his own terms.  He had an eccentric and slightly warped sense of humor with a clear love of language and the power of the written word.

Anyone who spent time with Mike knew how much he loved his family, his Irish Heritage and love of his Boston Red Sox.

He was respected by many... and a friend to a fortunate few.  He was always ready to "fight the fight" in the best interests of those that needed his help.

He was quite simply one of a kind.

On the afternoon of April 20th, 2013, Kevin Michael O'Connell finally gave up the fight and passed peacefully at his home in the presence of family.  Our Association and many distinctive members of the professional community mourn the loss of this unique and special voice for our industry.

As soon as we have more information about viewing and funeral we will send them out to you.  In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the Diabetes Association.     

In Loving Memory

Kevin "Mike" O'Connell

September 2, 1950 ~ April 20, 2013

"You may say I'm a dreamer...

But I'm not the only one...

I hope someday you'll join us,

And the world will live as one."

- Imagine by John Lennon