Welcome to the O'Connell-Rothwell Funeral Home

Family-owned and founded by Joseph M. O’Connell in 1929, the O’Connell-Rothwell Funeral Home on Little Plains Road in Southampton has a long established record for excellence.

In 2003, Kenneth T. Rothwell joined John “Jack” O’Connell, as another generation carries on a time-honored tradition of personal attention and compassion in tending to the needs of families experiencing the loss of a loved one.

At the O’Connell-Rothwell Funeral Home every funeral is unique and personal. Lauded for the dignity and sensitivity brought to each and every service, the staff is experienced in coordinating large military, law enforcement, and firematic services paying tribute to the joys, sacrifices, and contributions others have made on behalf of the greater community.

Whether you require a large or small gathering, or a simple private remembrance, at the O’Connell-Rothwell Funeral Home you are assured of the dignity, comfort, and attention to detail that is so important at this difficult time.

"A meaningful and memorable service remains the hallmark of the O’Connell-Rothwell Funeral Home."

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Bridget G. Squires - Tues. 2-4 & 7-9 PM

Bridget G. Squires

    • Visitation:
      Tuesday, October 9, 2018
      2:00-4:00 PM & 7:00-9:00 PM

    • Funeral Mass:
      Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM
      Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary RC Church
      168 Hill Street
      Southampton, New York

    • Interment:
      Sacred Hearts RC Cemetery
      Southampton, NY

    • Bridget Gilmartin Squires, known to all as Breege, passed away in her Southampton home on Friday, at the age of 79.  She is predeceased by her husband of 41 years, Guy Squires.  She was known for her love of animals and spending countless hours with her grandchildren.


      Breege was born in Derry, Northern Ireland to James and Molly Gilmartin.  She became a nurse with her long time best friend Betty Healy Cormican, also of Derry, and both moved to New York City in 1963.  They worked in Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx until Breege moved to Southampton in 1967.


      She worked in Southampton for many years and during this time she married Guy Squires.  They lived together in the village of Southampton across the street from her best friend Betty and her family. In addition to the hospital, Breege’s nursing career included meaningful positions at I.G.H.L. and the Southampton Nursing Home. It was also during this time that Breege ran her first marathon. 


      Breege is predeceased by her sister Maura and brothers Seamus and Sean.


      She is survived by her brother Eddie, her step-daughter Stephanie and her husband Abby Deschapelles and Stephanie’s step-daughter Natalie; her sons Sam, Eugene and his wife Moira, Guy and his wife Nicola, and Terence all of Southampton; her grandchildren Shayna, Delaney, Guy, Liam, and Keira; and her beloved basset hound Duffy.




David Roy Peterson - Thurs. 2-4 & 7-9 PM

David Roy Peterson

    • Visitation:
      Thursday, October 4, 2018
      2:00-4:00 PM & 7:00-9:00 PM

    • Prayer:
      Friday, October 5, 2018 at 9:30 AM
      O'Connell-Rothwell Funeral Home
      Southampton, New York

    • Interment:
      Calverton National Cemetery
      Calverton, NY


    • In lieu of flowers:
      The Elks Institute
      Veteran Help for PTSD
      3750 Gunn Highway
      Suite 304
      Tampa, FL 33618


Gretchen Parks

Gretchen Parks

    • Private Cremation



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O'Connell-Rothwell Home
30 Little Plains Road
Southampton, New York 11968

Serving you and your family
in your time of need.

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By Phone: (631) 283-0098
By Email: info@rothwellfuneralhomes.com