James Garland O'Connell
  • 67 years old
  • Date of birth:  May 13th, 1949
  • Place of birth:
    Elmhurst, Ill.
  • Date of passing:  September 5th, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Burlington, Ma.
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, James Garland O'Connell, 67, born on May 13th, 1949 and passed away on September 5th, 2016. We will remember him forever.
Candle lit by  David Barrett  on September 6th, 2016

Garland was a much loved and critical part of Olin College. He helped create the senior capstone project, helped found the robotics group and co-taught more robotics students than we can count.
Garland strength, humor, insight and advice will be greatly missed by all of the lucky people who got to work with him here at Olin.

Candle lit by  Lydia Zuehsow  on September 16th, 2016

I only knew Garland for a short time; the first time I met him was when he volunteered to help out our robotics research team over the summer at Olin.

He was always outspoken about what he believed to be right, and he never failed to help us when we were in need. He will be- and is- missed.

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Karen O'Connell

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