Anna Maria College Mourns the Passing of Trustee Brian O’Connell

Brian O'Connell
Anna Maria College mourns the passing of Trustee Brian O’Connell.
Mr. O’Connell had served on the Board of Trustees since 2008. Chairman John Spillane issued the following statement on behalf of the Board of Trustees:


“In Brian O’Connell’s passing, Anna Maria College has lost a respected leader who dedicated himself to education. He was an insightful presence on our Board and our friend. Brian was so knowledgeable and always thoughtful. It was a privilege to serve with him. Our institution benefited greatly from his extensive experience in education and with the City of Worcester. We will miss him deeply. The Board of Trustees and the entire Anna Maria College community extend our heartfelt condolences to the O’Connell family.”


President Mary Lou Retelle stated, “Brian O’Connell was an invaluable leader, tireless advocate and trusted resource for Anna Maria College. He believed unfailingly in the importance of education at all levels and always put students first. His many years of service on our Board helped to make Anna Maria stronger and more successful. I will miss his wisdom and insights, but most of all his friendship. We mourn his loss will remember Brian and his loved ones in our prayers.”    

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